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ProduKey: Answers "what's my @#$% Microsoft key?" (but not in Klingon)

Finding Microsoft Product keys at short notice is usually a complete and utter pain but it's even worse when you really need a key and you've misplaced the paperwork ...

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You know how just when you need to quickly find the license key for Windows or Office and you can never find the original certificates? Yep, it's really annoying.

Rather than scrabbling around in moldering piles of licensing documents you should try ProduKey, a freeware product key finder from NirSoft that understands Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007), Windows (Including Windows 7 and Windows Vista), Exchange Server, and SQL Server. Note that this tool only work for Microsoft products that store their keys in the registry.

ProduKey user interface NirSoft

ProduKey user interface

With ProduKey you can discover the keys on your local machine or, using the command line version, interrogate other machines on your network. There’s also extensive support for other languages (though not, surprisingly, Klingon).

Do you have a favorite key finder utility? Let me know …

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