XP: Finding and Changing Your Product Key without Using the Registry

Posted April 21, 2006 by AMCDeathKnight in Windows

Finding your Windows XP Product Key without using the registry!


I have been to many tech forums where people want to know how to find their product key easily without going through the registry. Here it is.

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a program that retrieves your product key for you. Follow the instructions below to learn how to use it.

Download the program here: http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml. There are several mirrors, so you should be able to download if one of the others are down.

1. Open the ZIP file that you have just downloaded.
2. Drag the keyfinder.exe out of the ZIP file.
3. Double-click to run keyfinder.exe.
4. Almost instantly it will show you the version of Windows you are running and your CD Key which is your Windows product key.

The program allows you to save the information onto a txt document you can easily open with Notepad.

You are able to change the Windows Product Key by choosing Options and Change Windows Key.

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