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Just don't use clear scotch tape - that's too easy to peel off, and if it does, it'll probably rip the label surface as well. What I have found is a roll of clear, almost plastic, stickers that are large enough to cover the entire product key label.

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Unfortunately I can't find an actual product name or number on the roll, but Google searches seem to suggest the proper name is a clear seal sticker label. I'm sure you can find them at a hobby shop. Here's a sample that looks very similar to what I use.

Also: If it's too late and the label is already faded and barely readable to the naked eye, take a picture, and increase the contrast in some photo-editing utility. That should work out pretty well. I also save the picture and put it in a folder (on another computer) where I also keep all the drivers for this particular machine.
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