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2 Options to Find Windows XP Product Key

May 8th, 2013 by Admin

Lost your Windows XP product key? Or the product key sticker has fadded out? Normally the product key is on a sticker on your computer or located with the manual that came with Windows XP. If you are unable to locate your product key, you’ll lose a valuable license. In this article we’ll describe two options which can help you find Windows XP product key from your Windows registry or original installation CD.

Option 1: Find Windows XP Product Key from Your Installation CD

If you have misplaced your Windows XP product key, you can still recover it from your original installation CD, by follow these steps:

  1. Insert the installation CD into your CD / DVD Drive.
  2. Explore the CD and navigate to the i386 folder.
  3. Open the file UNATTEND.txt and scroll down to the last line.
  4. You will find your Windows XP product key there.

Option 2: Find Windows XP Product Key from Windows Registry

The method above works only for certain OEM CDs. If you couldn’t locate your product key from the CD or the installation CD is inaccessible, then this option should be of help! With Product Key Finder program you can decrypt Windows XP product key which is stored in Windows registry.

To get started, download and install Product Key Finder on your computer. After installing, run the program. Click on “Start Recovery” button, it will display a list of recovery options. Choose the “From current system” option, the program will begin to find and recover your Windows XP product key in seconds!

How to Find Windows 8 Product Key

May 5th, 2013 by Admin

Lost or misplaced your Windows 8 product key? How can I find the product key that was used to activate Windows 8? If you have bought a PC that shipped with Windows 8 pre-installed you may have noticed that it did not come with Windows product key stickers anymore. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to easily find Windows 8 product key for your current Windows installation.

Product Key Finder is the only key recovery program that is fully compatible with Windows 8. It enables you to easily locate your CD key for your current working or crashed Windows 8 installation, and find the product key on any pre-installed version of Windows 8. Let’s see how can you find Windows 8 product key in just a few mouse clicks!

How to Find Windows 8 Product Key?

  1. Download and install Product Key Finder on your Windows 8 computer.
  2. Installation is pretty simple. Just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup and run the program.

  3. Click on “Start Recovery” button, it will bring up a list of recovery options: From current system, From non-booting system and From remote computer.
  4. Select the “From current system” option, the program will find and display Windows 8 product key, and serial numbers for other commercial software installed on your computer.
  5. Right-click on the recovered product keys and select “Select All”, then use Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V to copy them to a text file or a Word document for safe keeping.

So that was how you can find Windows 8 product key for your computer. You should always keep your Windows 8 product key noted somewhere so when you do a fresh-install, you can easily find it.

How to Find Office Product Key

April 15th, 2013 by Admin

How to find a lost Microsoft Office Suites product key? I had to do a system restore but to reinstall Office I need the product key. The product key was written down and a family membership accidentally threw it away.

Losing your Office product key (CD key) might not seem like a big deal but it can quickly become one if you end up needing it for some reason. Office product key is a necessity for reinstalling or verifying your Office software. If you couldn’t find the product key sticker or it is scratched, you can still find the keys from your Microsoft Office installation. Follow this guide to help locate your MS Office product key easily!

How to Find Office Product Key?

  1. Download Product Key Finder and follow the installation process to install it on your computer.
  2. Launch the program and then click on “Start Recovery” button. It shows a list of recovery options.
  3. Choose the “From current system” option, the program will scan Windows registry and find the product keys of supported programs, including various versions of Windows and Microsoft Office.
  4. When the scan is complete, the program will display a text box with product keys for whatever installed versions of Windows and Office it detected.
  5. Right-click inside the text box and select “Select All” option from the context menu, all the product keys will be selected. You can then use Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V to paste them into a text file for safe keeping.

The product key finder utility can quickly locate your Office key (along with the keys for many other installed programs) and display it for you. If you are out of luck and fail to find your key, Microsoft may be able to replace a lost product key. Contact Microsoft support online or by phone to see what your options may be.

How to Find Windows 7 Product Key from Your Current Computer

March 13th, 2013 by Admin

Ever been in situation where you need to re-install Windows 7 or the system is crashed? It must be a frustrating experience when you found out that you can’t locate Windows 7 product key because the product key sticker has been scratched and damaged. So now what to do, How to recover or find your lost product key?

Yes you can do that with simple and easy steps, there is a professional key finder program called Product Key Finder, which will help you to find Windows 7 product key from your current computer.

How to Find Windows 7 Product Key from Your Current Computer?

  1. Download and install Product Key Finder on your computer.
  2. Launch Product Key Finder and click the Start Recovery button. It will bring up a drop-down menu that provides three recovery mode: From current systemFrom non-booting system and From remote computer.

  3. To recover product keys from your current Windows installation, choose the first recovery mode.
  4. The program will scan your Windows registry and find your Windows 7 product key immediately.

Note that you need to run the Product Key Finder program before formatting the system. If you format the system and try to retrieve the keys, you would find nothing as the registry would be completely fresh with no data stored. Hence, make sure to recover/find your Windows 7 product key in advance and print a hard copy of all the serial keys and keep it in your shelf.

2 Ways to Change Your Office 2010 Product Key

September 19th, 2012 by Admin

Prepare to upgrade from Office 2010 beta? Perhaps you need to change your Microsoft Office 2010 product key to resolve activation issues or other reasons. No matter what the reason is, changing Office 2010 product key is simple.

Tips: Lost your Office product key? You can use Product Key Finder to easily recover lost Office product key from your current Office installation.

When you activate Microsoft Office, you must enter a product key. If for any reason you need to change the product key in Office 2010, you have two options. You can change it from within any Office 2010 application, or you can change the product key from the Windows Control Panel. Select the option that seems easiest to you.

Option 1: Change the Product Key from Backstage View

The first location where you can change the Office 2010 product key is in “Backstage View” of any Microsoft Office 2010 program, such as Word, Excel or Publisher. In Office 2010, change product key in Backstage View by going to the File tab and clicking the Help tab in the left pane of the window.

Click the Change Product Key link in the About section of the window. The Product Activation window will open. Type your new product key into the box and then wait while your key is validated. Once it has been validated, click the Continue button. Click the Install Now button and wait while Office 2010 is configured with the new product key.

Option 2: Change the Product Key from the Control Panel

The second option you have is to change the product key via the Control Panel. Click the Start button and select Control Panel from the right pane of the Start Menu. Select Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP or Programs and Features in Windows 7/Vista.

Find Microsoft Office 2010 in the list of currently installed programs. Click to select it and then click Change.

From the newly opened dialog box, click Enter a Product Key and click the Continue button. Enter your product key in the field provided and click the Continue button. Click the Install Now button and wait while Office 2010 is configured with the new product key.

Restart a Microsoft Office application. You may need to wait while it is configured with the changed product key. When configuration is complete, you are done.

These methods let you change product key of the following Office 2010 editions and products:

  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
  • Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
  • Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional Academic 2010

How to Change Product Key After Installing Windows 7 or Vista

August 18th, 2012 by Admin

Do you need to change Windows product key so you can activate Windows 7 or Windows Vista properly? Sometimes, users are required to change or re-enter the product keys in Windows 7 or Windows Vista to solve and fix activation problems, or after buying a genuine license for Windows operating system, it’s necessary to reactivate Windows. This article shows you 2 methods to change or re-enter product key that already installed in the system.

Method 1: Manual

  1. Right click on My Computer and select Properties.
  2. Wait a second for windows activation details to get populated.

  3. Click on Change Product key link after your Windows activation details are populated.
  4. Enter new product key and click on next to activate your Windows 7 or Vista.

Method 2: Command Prompt

  1. Click on start and type command (cmd) with run as administrator option
  2. Now type following command:
    “slmgr.vbs -ipk <insert your product key here>”
  3. To activate windows after changing the key, run “slmgr.vbs -ato”

If you misplace or lost your Windows product key, you can recover Windows product keys for your local computer using Product Key Finder program.

How to Recover Windows Product Key

June 28th, 2012 by Admin

I’ve got a virus on my machine and have to reinstall windows 7. I bought a copy from software for students so it was downloaded. I can’t really remember but I assume I must have also downloaded the product key. I usually keep all my product keys backed up but I can’t find it anywhere. My Question is, is there any way to recover Windows product key from my laptop?

Need to reinstall the OS of your computer but have misplaced the product key? The product key sticker in the bottom of your notebook is scratched? Reinstalling Windows requires you to have the original product key. If you’ve lost your product key, it could become a real nightmare until you can retrieve them back.

It doesn’t have to be this way, though. If you install Product Key Finder now, then it will scan your PC, and recover Windows product key and all the serial numbers for the applications installed. Print out the product keys or save them to disc and you’ll always have your keys to hand.

How to Recover Windows Product Key:

  1. Download and install Product Key Finder on your computer.
  2. Launch Product Key Finder and 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.
  3. To recover product keys from your current Windows installation, choose the first recovery mode.
  4. The program will scan your Windows registry and recover product keys for Windows, Office and many other software you’ve activated.

If by any chance, you’ve lost your Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000 product key, no need to worry, Product Key Finder can recover it for you. Additionally, Product Key Finder can also recover CD keys for many other applications such as Microsoft Office, SQL Server, VMware, Adobe Reader, etc. It’s very useful when you are going to reinstall or repair your Windows or Office setup but find you’ve lost the keys.

How to Recover Windows 7/Vista/XP Product Key with Ease

June 3rd, 2012 by Admin

There could be number of occasions when you need to recover product key from installed Windows OS. If you are geek enough you may dig into Windows registry to find product key but for normal users it may not be possible to recover easily.  So how to recover lost Windows product key without having to buy a new copy of Windows?

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to recover Windows 7/Vista/XP product key with ease.  To get started,  we need to use a popular key finder program – Product Key Finder. It enables you to recover lost Windows product keys and backup them to prevent from losing your valuable licenses.

How to Recover Windows Product Key

  1. First you need to download Product Key Finder onto your computer and then install it.
  2. Launch Product Key Finder program and then click Start Recovery button. Choose the From current system option.
  3. The program will decrypt and recover your lost Windows product key immediately.
  4. Last you can click the Save To File button to save the recovered product key to a file for safe keeping.

Product Key Finder can also help you recover product keys for other software such as Microsoft Office, SQL Server, Exchange Server, Visual Studio, VMWare, Adobe Reader, etc.

How to Recover Lost Product Keys on Windows 7

March 25th, 2012 by Admin

Lost your product key somewhere but now you have to reformat Windows 7 system and you cant find the box that contain the key. How to recover lost product keys on Windows 7? The product keys of installed Windows programs will lost after reinstalling the operating system or in the event of a system crash. So you’ll know the importance of performing regular backups to save your product keys in case of a system failure.

In this article, we’ll provide a way to quickly and easily recover and backup the product keys for most commercial software installed on your local computer. To get started you need to download and install the latest version of Product Key Finder. Then follow these steps:

How to Recover Lost Product Keys on Windows 7

  1. Launch the Product Key Finder program.

  2. 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.
  3. Select the From current system mode from the drop-down menu. This program will automatically scan your Windows 7 system for product keys. Quickly recover and display product keys for Windows 7, Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Reader, SQL Server, VMware Workstation, MS Exchange and and many other software products installed in your Windows 7 system.
  4. Click the Save To File button to backup all of the recovered product keys to a safe place, or even print it out so all of your Windows 7 product keys are available on one sheet of paper.