How to Retrieve Windows 8/7/Vista/XP Product Key from Registry
Have you misplaced the product key for your Windows installation? Losing Windows product key is something that happens to the best of us. If you can't locate the product key then you will lose a valuable Windows license after reinstalling Windows or format the hard drive. In this tutorial we're going to explain how to recover Windows 8/7/Vista/XP product key from your current Windows system.
The product key used to install Windows is still present on the Windows registry, but in an encrypted form that is not readable. To view it you need a tool called KeyFinder Plus. Just run the program and it will instantly delve into the registry on your system and come up with the product keys for Windows, Office and other software that you have installed.
With KeyFinder Plus program you can easily retrieve Windows 8/7/Vista/XP product key in just a few mouse clicks! Here are step-by-step instructions to help you recover a lost product key for a version of Windows that you currently have installed.
How to Retrieve Windows Product Key from Registry?
- Launch the KeyFinder Plus program.
Click the Start Recovery button, it will bring up a drop-down menu that provides three recovery mode: From current system, From non-booting system and From remote computer.
- Here we are going to demonstrate how to retrieve Windows product key from your current Windows installation, so we choose the From current system option.
- This program will automatically scan the Windows registry on your local machine. Quickly retrieve your Windows product key and find product keys for many software products installed on your computer.
Once you've retrieved your lost Windows product key, make sure you write down the product key and put it in a safe place so that you can find it whenever you need to reinstall the operating system.