Scroll down until you reach a section labeled Software Licenses. Noel Paton Nil Carborundum Illegitemi No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors. Well i had the same problem trying to find my key in win7 and actually found a few viruses before i gave up. If you are using Windows 8, 8. Then why not have it published here and receive full credit? This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Better still, get Tech Tips delivered or alternatively, have the direct to your in-box. This program has been around for years but it has been updated to handle Windows 8 and 64-bits.
Be sure to save this file to your Desktop for easy access. In the case of Windows 7, you will need the help of a third-party software to find out what your product key is. It works in all current versions of Windows including Windows 8. Download Belarc Advisor, a free system analysis app that's been around forever. I do not know what problems you have but contact them for support instead of inventing stories? Send dark chocolates to snapassistant outlook. This means that in some cases at least the result id frustration rather than illumination. For Windows 8 and Windows 8.
It has an option to print the key or save it to a text file. Apples to: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8. Maybe the third-party tool that bobkn mentioned could list the key, I didn't test that on my own computer. This link should help, it has many free utilities to help you extract the product key. This will reveal the partial product key that will give a hint of the product key that is in use. Miya Thanks for the command - but the response window is way taller than the screen, and cannot be scrolled - attempting to pipe the output to a txt file doesn't work, and it's impossible to Move the window so that the lower regions can be read. There was no notice on the website that the TuneUp program was also part of the download.
When you click on that link you will immediately see your Windows key displayed along with some other keys to software you may have on your computer. There are no built-in tools in Windows that allow you to do that. . This link should help, it has many free utilities to help you extract the product key. To avoid this predicament, retrieve the key now, print it out and put it somewhere safe. Some favorites like Belarc Advisor and System Information for Windows are very useful for providing all sorts of information but are overkill if all you want is the Windows key.
Copy and Paste the following command string into Notepad. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. This means that in some cases at least the result id frustration rather than illumination. Miya Thanks for the command - but the response window is way taller than the screen, and cannot be scrolled - attempting to pipe the output to a txt file doesn't work, and it's impossible to Move the window so that the lower regions can be read. Hi, You can use the command to show the detailed information.
Since this keyfinder is a portable program, no installer is needed. How to find Windows 7 product key Using Belarc Advisor As we mentioned above, Windows has stored you product key. Compare it with the product keys you have and it will confirm which copy is in use. Belarc Advisor also good one. Noel Paton Nil Carborundum Illegitemi Hi Noel Paton, Very thanks for notifying me that and sorry for my mistake.
Know a neat tech tip or trick? It's another application that puts up a splash screen when you close it. Get your own favorite tip published! While the magicaljellybean keyfinder program did find my product immediately on install without me having to do anything. After the installation, it will automatically scan your computer. Vic runs a Windows blog called and also operates a for more items like this. It also provides the product key for Microsoft Office. The description and download are.
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder Another little portable program to consider is. Is there a way around this? Is there a way around this? Added later: This is another utility that the developer is now apparently bundling with other programs. FindMyWindowsKey website uses advertising services to serve ads to the website visitor. Please rate this article: I found the following on another forum. Noel Paton Nil Carborundum Illegitemi worked fine in my computer shop on: - 3 Win7 64 bits - 1 Win xp 32 bit - 1 Win xp 64 bits - 1 old Vista computers whose customer got the CoA unreadable, 64 bits as well plus is portable. The download link is near the bottom of the page. Click Start, type: cmd Hit Enter on your keyboard At the command prompt, type the following command: slmgr -dli Hit Enter on your keyboard A dialog window will appear on screen.