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Important: Please read my Key Finder Programs FAQ for more information on key finder programs in general.
Note: This review is of Winkeyfinder v1.75 released on April 7, 2014. Please let me know if there's a newer version I need to review.
More About Winkeyfinder
Here are some more details on Winkeyfinder, including what major operating system and software programs it finds product keys and serial numbers for:
Finds Keys for Other Software: Microsoft Office 2010, 2007, 2003, XP, 2000 SP2, and 97
- No installation required
- Instant display of your product key
- Local Windows registration information can be modified with a single click
- Copy, save, or print the product key for safe keeping
- Modify Windows and MS Office keys in some operating systems
- Small download size
- Advanced features might intimidate users new to key finder tools
My Thoughts on Winkeyfinder
Winkeyfinder is one of the best choices out there if you're looking to locate a product key. It's a quick download and it's very, very easy to use. The product key (also referred to as the CD key) is immediately displayed for your operating system.
Winkeyfinder lets you print your product key, save it as a text file, or copy it to the clipboard to paste elsewhere for safe keeping - all from within the program!
Advanced users will appreciate the capability to easily change user registration information and also change the product key (Windows XP and Office 2000 only). Of course you can change your Windows XP key manually if you'd rather not use Winkeyfinder for that purpose.
You may not use Winkeyfinder every day, but it does its job when you need it to. I highly recommend Winkeyfinder!
Windows 7 Users: Please note that some User Reviews below indicate that this program does not work with Windows 7. However, I have personally tested the latest version of Winkeyfinder on a retail version of Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit), and several other Windows 7 versions, and it found the correct product key each time without problem.
Note: Some User Reviews below seem to indicate that my review of the free Winkeyfinder is in some way a means to persuade you to purchase another program. Quite the contrary. This program is completely free and there are other free keyfinders as well, all which work as well or better than the ones that charge.