Windows Product Key Finder Pro is an extraordinarily easy-to-use free key finder program. If you're ready to reinstall Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Office but you can't find your product key, Windows Product Key Finder Pro can extract it from the Windows Registry instantly.
There's nothing at all fancy about Windows Product Key Finder Pro which is one of the reasons I like it so much. There are no menu options or unrelated features like with some other programs that find software serial numbers and product keys.
Important: Please read my Key Finder Programs FAQ for more information on key finder programs in general.
Note: This review is of Windows Product Key Finder Pro v2.3, released on September 24, 2013. Please let me know if there's a newer version I need to review.
More About Windows Product Key Finder Pro
Here are some more details on Windows Product Key Finder Pro, including what major operating system and software programs it finds product keys and serial numbers for:
Finds Keys for Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000. Windows 8 is also said to be supported but I was unable to use it to find any product keys
Finds Keys for Other Software: Microsoft Office 2013, Office 2010, Office 2007, Office 2003, and Office XP
- Very small download size
- Very simple interface
- Instant display of your product key
- Save or print product keys for backup purposes
- Copy product keys to the clipboard
- Does not find any non-Microsoft product keys or serial numbers
- Installs other programs during setup that you can't avoid
- May be incorrectly identified as malicious by antivirus software
- Doesn't work for Windows 8
My Thoughts on Windows Product Key Finder Pro
Windows Product Key Finder Pro is an excellent choice among the many free key finder utilities available. It's a quick download and easy to use. The product key (a.k.a. CD key, serial number, or installation key) is immediately displayed for your Windows operating system and Microsoft Office, if installed.
Windows Product Key Finder Pro does not find serial numbers and product keys for any other software than those titles listed above. While I have this listed as a con above, KeyFinder Pro does not claim to find other installation keys so I can't really hold it against the program. However, compared to other products that find product keys, this is something it lacks.
There may be no advanced features like activation backup or unrelated "cool" features like a password generator (try RockXP) but Windows Product Key Finder Pro still does what it's supposed to do perfectly - it shows you your product key. Plain and simple.
During setup, Windows Product Key Finder Pro installs a few other programs without your consent, which is very annoying because you must then remove them manually if you don't wish to use them.
Windows Product Key Finder Pro isn't a big bag of tricks. It does one thing - for free - in a small, simple package. I like a program that doesn't try to stand out from the crowd by its shear number of crazy features that rarely get used.
I absolutely recommend Windows Product Key Finder Pro to anyone needing to dig up that lost Windows or Office product key.