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If you plan to migrate your PC or simply format your hard drive, you needed to find the product keys for various programs you want to reinstall. Fortunately, for this you can use Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder, a utility that will save you hours of rummaging through boxes. Magical Jelly Bean's Keyfinder quickly and efficiently finds the product keys for installed programs, then lets you print them for safekeeping.

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware open source utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) for many applications, from your registry, based on a community-updated configuration file. It allows you to print or save your keys for safekeeping. It works on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2003, Server 2008, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007 family of products. Another feature is the ability to retrieve product keys from unbootable Windows installations.

Advanced users will appreciate the capability to easily change the local user registration information. Network users may find useful the fact that Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder can display product keys remotely for PCs on your network.

Keyfinder is fast, free, and incredibly handy. It doesn't even require installation. I recommend it not just for those migrating to new PCs, but for anyone who wants to keep a hardcopy of important product keys. While you may not use Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder every day, it's nothing short of a life saver when you've lost a product key.