The product keys for newer versions of Windows are encoded in the registry so finding them involves both knowing the location and how to decipher them. The tutorials linked to below will help you find your Windows product key so you can successfully reinstall Windows.
Important: Please read my Windows Product Keys FAQ for more information about Windows key codes.
Looking for your Windows 7 product key? The Windows 7 key, like most other product keys, is encrypted in the registry. Find your Windows 7 product key code with these easy instructions.
Can't find your Windows Server 2008 product key? As long as Server 2008 is still installed on your computer, these steps will help you extract the CD key from the registry in just a few minutes.
The Windows Vista product key, like most Windows product keys, is locked away in the registry. Extract the Vista product key code easily with these steps.
The CD key for Windows Server 2003 is encrypted and nearly impossible to find without special instructions and software. Use these steps to find the Windows product key for Server 2003 in no time.
You're definitely going to need the Windows XP product key if you're planning on reinstalling the operating system after a system failure or for some other reason. These super simple steps will show you the CD key fast so you can get started with your install.
The Windows product key for Windows ME is located in the registry but it's not encrypted or terribly hard to find like with some other Microsoft operating systems. Follow this easy to follow step-by-step guide to find your ME product key in the registry.
Find the product key code for Windows 2000 using this easy how-to guide. You'll need this Microsoft product key if you're planning on reinstalling Windows 2000 for any reason.
Looking for steps on identifying the windows product key for Windows 98? Look no further... these steps will show you where to look in the registry to find the Windows 98 CD key.
Windows NT version 4 requires a product key during its installation just like every other Microsoft operating system. Find this Windows product key quickly with these easy steps.
Still using Windows 95? While it's probably a good idea to upgrade to the latest version of Windows, if you're still needing to install Windows 95 for some reason, you're going to need the product key. Check out these easy instructions for finding the Windows product key for Windows 95 in the registry.