One of the biggest pains with software is product keys. I hate entering those stupid things. But the worst thing is when you lose your product keys. This makes your software CDs coasters. So,why not back up your product keys as well? It will save you a lot of heartache down the road. Well, Magical JellyBean allows you to retrieve those Microsoft Office or Windows Keys for safekeeping. Btw, it retrieves tons of product codes, not just M$ products.
Open Source – This means that it can be trusted. The Keyfinder does not contain trojans or “phone home” messages. No spam, spyware, viruses, or trojans.
Office 2007 & Windows Vista support!
An optional config file – this functionality lets you pull a key stored in the registry for any software. A sample config file is included in the zip and can be seen here: keyfinder.cfg
Command line options – /save <location> /savecsv <location> /close /hive <location> /file <filename>
Load Hive option – allows you to load the registry hive of another Windows installation. To use, put the hard drive in a working machine (must also be Windows 2000,XP or Vista) or use Windows PE (not tested, should work) and click Load Hive. Then point it to the dead Windows install. If you’re using Windows Vista, Administrator rights are required for this feature. You may have to right click on the Keyfinder and run as Administrator.
Improved Save & Print! – save & print options will now include all keys. Save is also available in text or CSV.
The community also keeps updating the config file to grab tons of keys of your installed software. That’s great stuff! Download it and check it out.