Did you know that you can obtain the serial key of any program installed in your PC from the windows registry. This Guest Post shows you exactly how you can view, get license, serial key of any software, application installed on your (on any) PC. This just like my earlier post to find windows XP serial key inside CD.
About Author : Guest Post by Abhishek Palit who regularly blogs at SoftTricks.com, an online diary for the regular bloggers and software enthusiasts.
Suppose Microsoft Office is fully installed in your PC and you’ve lost its activation key, now once after uninstalling how will you install Office again with full functionality. This is the situation I’m going to solve in this article.
It’s all about a freeware License Crawler allows you to retrieve any serial key from its installed files specifically registry files. As I said it only needs the software to be installed in your PC. The program actually does a search in registry for the hidden serial key and once found shows you in text format.
Get License Crawler (Link) and do an installation. Now open its home window, look it’s so simple. By default the “Localhost” and “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” will be selected for start the searching. Click on “Start Search” button to find the serial keys. You can search other registry locations by clicking on the second drop-down box.
Now whenever the search will be finished, it will show up the serial keys with respective program paths. Instead of searching for the keys in your e-mails, manuals and recipes you could use another approach. License Crawler is a sweet little application that scans the Windows Registry for Windows product keys and other serial numbers and licenses.
The License Crawler can discover application product keys and other serial numbers or licenses very quickly and supports all versions of Windows operating system from Windows 95 over Windows 7 to Windows Server 2008 R2 (64Bit). It is a portable application that can be run from any location.