"Retrieve your windows Product keys"
If you ever want to retrieve your Windows or Microsoft Office Product key and you can’t find anywhere the box that came with it in order to get the key, then don’t worry; the solution is easier than what you think. Those keys are saved into the registry once the products are activated, so all you have to do is use a program that can look into the registry and get them for you. One such program is Win KeyFinder, which is very easy to use and has plenty of features, including the retrieval of Windows (98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1) key, Microsoft Office key, as well as the encryption of the keys.
Win KeyFinder is portable. This means that you don’t have to go through the trouble of making an installation, but you can carry it in any portable storage device and run it from there.
Don’t worry about any potentially harmful items (viruses, adware, Trojans, etc.) that might be included in the program, because there are none. The program is also clean from additional 3rd-party advertised software as well.
Win KeyFinder can be used to retrieve keys from the following operating systems: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 (32/64-bit) and soon from Windows 10 too.
The program has a nice and compact interface with all the information displayed in boxes in an organized manner. And that’s how it should be anyways; large windows with big buttons taking up space that would be otherwise unused is not the wise thing to do.
At the top of the window is the menu bar, with 3 items: Home, Options and Help. The main area of the window has the Options sidebar on the left, which has 4 different menus (Windows Info, MS Office, System Info and Donate), and depending on the one that you click on, the rest of the main area changes to display the corresponding information.
What program does is retrieve Windows Product Key Info from Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 (32/64-bit) as well as the product key from Microsoft Office XP, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013. All you have to do is download the program and run it; the information will be automatically found and displayed- you don’t have to do anything.
The details that are displayed include Windows OS, Product Key, OS Platform (32-bit or 64-bit), Product ID, Service Pack, Registered Owner, System Language and Domain Name. Additional miscellaneous system info is displayed in the System Info menu as well: CPU, No. of Cores and RAM.
Win KeyFinder can save the displayed information either as plain text or in encrypted form. Obviously, it is also able to decrypt such encrypted data, but there are no details regarding what kind of encryption scheme is used to perform this process.
Even though some people say that it doesn’t work with Windows 7, we noticed no such thing- it worked great under Windows 7.
Alternative products with similar functionality are Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder (free), Product Key Explorer (paid, can retrieve keys from over 4000 programs), Recover Keys (paid, can retrieve keys from over 6500 programs) and KeyFinder Thing (free).
Win KeyFinder is a really lovely program that is very easy to use and doesn’t confuse you with additional features that are irrelevant to its main purpose, which is retrieving the product keys of your Windows OS and MS Office installations from the registry. Note that it (and the alternatives mentioned above, as well as any program of this kind) does not generate new keys, but only retrieves the existent keys from the registry.
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