Use this freeware to find out what the product (cd) key of your Microsoft Windows Vista, XP and Microsoft Office 2007 are. Let’s face it, most of use only install the software once and key in the product key/serial number once from the product CD. But what happens when you migrate to a new PC or just reformat your hard disk and you don’t have your product CD with you anymore? Yes, you can borrow someone else’s CD, but most of the time, you will want to use your own unique product key. You paid money for it, and you should have it when you need it.
You can get the prodcut keys of several popular software by having keyfinder. Double-click its icon and it sniffs out the product key used to install just about any version of Windows, including Vista x64 editions. It also uncovers Office product IDs and reveals Dell service tags and finds product keys for a handful of other programs, like Adobe Acrobat, TechSmith SnagIt and a dozen of others where you can find in the config file.
The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware open source utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install Windows from your registry. It allows you to print or save your keys for safekeeping. It works on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2003, Server 2008, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007 family of products. It also has a community-updated configuration file that retrieves product keys for many other applications. Another feature is the ability to retrieve product keys from unbootable Windows installations.
Thanks for the info. Wish I had it a few months ago. In frustration I removed Windows altogether and installed Ubantu instead – and that was a pain.
I’m sure you’re not the only one.
Looking at the bright side, at least you get the chance to learn about Linux and Ubuntu 🙂
i’ve re-install windows without formatting hard disk,
so my office 2007 installation older is exist but
i need to reach/find cd key and product id of office 2007.
is this possible ?
Yes, *I think* the application recommended above, KeyFinder, can help you to do that. Let me know if you can’t.
We purchased a Dell with a paid for working version of MS Office 2007. All install discs were included. I tried to install Office 2007 onto a 2nd home computer – but the full version will not allow it – even though I have the key from the disk. Will “Keyfinder” allow me to unlock this paid for (single license) Office 2007 so we can use it between the two computers?
Thanks in advance.
“but the full version will not allow it” <– What is that? You mean you already have MS Office 2007 installed on a 2nd computer?
Keyfinder just “sniffs” out your product key. It’s useful when you lost/forgot about that number. But sounds like you already have the key printed somewhere on a paper/disk, why do you still need to use keyfinder then?
Thanks for your reply David.
The MS Office 2007 disk I have came with the new Dell computer. The program was factory loaded and activated.
I attempted to install the disk onto a second computer – but it would not install because the license is apparently only for the Dell. Just to be clear, the MS Office disk is an OEM version and has the key on the package.
I am really steamed about this – since I paid extra for this software option when I purchased the Dell. I was under the impression that once I buy the software, that I own it – and can install it on my personal computer(s).
I do not intend to copy or share or give the program away – I simply intended to install on my other computer so I have the same MS Office version on both machines (novel idea, huh?)
If I run “keyfinder” on the second computer while the MS Office 2007 disk is loading – will it allow me to bypass the OEM key and install it onto a 2nd computer?
In that case, the answer will be no. keyfinder will only search for “software keys” that has already been installed.
You’re trying to bypass the OEM key DURING installation, and that’s not what keyfinder is intended for.