If you have forgot to write down your product key from Microsoft Office or Windows then all may not be lost. We have previously mentioned the wonderful Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder application that is capable of retrieving your product key from already installed software, but a newer Beta version is in the works and it does even more!


For starters this is the first version to support key retrieval for both Vista and Office 2007. The software previously supported Vista but it wasn’t able to retrieve your key for Office 2007. That bumps up the list of compatible Microsoft applications to Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Windows Vista, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007.

There is also another new feature that will definitely make this tool even more valuable than it already is. That is the addition of the keyfinder.cfg file which stores registry locations for other applications that save the product key in the registry. By default this file adds the capability of Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder to recognize keys from any of the following programs (and could easily be expanded later on):

  • 3DMark
  • Adobe Photoshop 7
  • After Effects 7
  • Alcohol 120%
  • Axailis IconWorkshop
  • Beyond TV
  • Beyond Media
  • Borland Delphi 6
  • Call of Duty 2
  • Company of Heroes
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD
  • DVD Profiler
  • HDD State Inspector
  • mIRC
  • Naturally Speaking 8
  • Norton PartitionMagic 8
  • O&O CleverCache 6
  • O&O Defrag 8
  • O&O DriveLED 2
  • Quake 4
  • Replay Converter
  • Splinter Cell
  • Stardock
  • SuperCleaner
  • Techsmith Camtasia
  • Techsmith SnagIt
  • TGTSoft StyleXP
  • TuneUP
  • Unreal Tournament 2004
  • VMware Workstation 5
  • VSO Convert X to DVD
  • Westwood Alarmstufe Rot 2
  • Westwood Tiberian Sun
  • Winamp 5
  • WinPatrol
  • WS FTP

Not only that but the Keyfinder can also change your Windows key should the need ever arise. All you have to do is enter in your new key as well as any registration information that you want to change:


The author of this application had done a really great job rewriting this program from scratch. The best part is that Keyfinder does not require any installation, so you can throw it on your USB drive and use it whenever it is needed.

Get Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder 2.0 Beta

Source: Lifehacker