The Bottom Line
The WinGuggle free key finder program isn't my favorite of these types of utilities but it does do its job. If you're looking for only your Windows or Office product key, WinGuggle should come through just fine.
WinGuggle is pretty easy to use and does include the unique feature, even among some premium keyfinder programs I've reviewed, of being able to modify the OEM data of your computer.
Important: Please read my Key Finder Programs FAQ for more information.
- Instant display of your Windows and Office product keys
- Very small download size
- Nothing to install - simply run after unzipping
- Ability to copy the product key for pasting in backup file
- No anti-virus warning when starting program
- Product start time is a little slow
- Browser window opens on program load
- Product key finding ability limited to major Windows and Office versions
- WinGuggle finds product keys from the Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems.
- Finds product keys from Microsoft Office 2007, 2003, and possibly other Office versions.
- WinGuggle allows product keys to be copied to the clipboard, allowing you to paste them in a file for backup.
- Includes ability to view and change OEM information.
- WinGuggle, unlike other similar programs, does not prompt a response by anti-virus software!
Guide Review - WinGuggle v2.3
My biggest issue with WinGuggle v2.3 is that it only finds the product keys for a few operating systems and other Microsoft programs. Most keyfinder programs have a broader appeal.
As of version v2.3, WinGuggle will locate the product keys for the following operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows 7
- Microsoft Windows Vista
- Microsoft Windows XP
- Microsoft Office 2010
- Microsoft Office 2007
- Microsoft Office 2003
- Probably more Office versions too...
One particular thing I do like about WinGuggle is that it will not trigger a response by your anti-virus program. Many keyfinder programs will do this because of how they access Windows to retrieve the product key but WinGuggle has found a way around this.
Even though the other programs aren't really viruses or threats to your PC, a keyfinder program that doesn't cause a red flag is good in my book.