Thursday, January 10, 2013

Recovering Windows key

Have you ever wondered how much pain is it when u loose you product key. Windows 8 have 90 days free support where they can remotely access your computer and try to fix it.

Well I was trying to install .net 3.5 for running  downward compatible programs but oh my got it was just in a loop.  I cant get key because I downloaded from my Academic institute and they just wont give me access.

Well not deviating from my topic how to find product key here is how it worked for me

Belarc Advisor:
(It does a good job of providing a wealth of information.)
and RockXP: which has additional features

are the four utilities listed on (source:

Belarc Advisor didnt worked for me. :(

But actually worked.

Now I am gonna try my OS registry files and see but ya best of luck. :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Changing WAR or adding time stamp to your war name for maven supported project

Changing names for a maven project can be done in one to the two ways.

Easy fix:

The war name is same as artifact ID

    <version>0.0.1-SNAPSHOT    </version>

will generate ABC.WAR in target specified folder

Other way:

So in this senario I also want to attach dynamically generated timestamp to my war

We will need to install plugin to generate time stamp as we want

Should output: ABC-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT-07.01.2013 11.54.war