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Enchanted Keyfinder quickly discover or change your Windows and Office product keys

We've all been there: you need to reinstall Windows or Office, but you can't find the blasted product key! Perhaps you've mislaid the disc's paper wallet, or more commonly the sticker on the bottom of your laptop has been rubbed off. The only solution, other than grabbing a pirate version, is to use a tool like Enchanted Keyfinder.

Enchanted Keyfinder, which is free, open-source, and only 400KB big, does just two things: it shows you the product keys for your Windows (95, 98, ME, NT, 2K, XP, Vista and 7) and Office (2007 and 2010) installations -- and in the case of Windows XP, it also lets you change your product key. If you have a broken Windows installation, you can also use Enchanted Keyfinder with a Linux live CD; neat. There's also the option to export your product keys to a flat text file, which is probably a good idea!

In the next version, the developer wants to add remote registry access, which could be a handy tool for a system administrator. He also wants to add serial key snooping for other programs. Incidentally, if you're looking for a tool that can extract product keys from programs like Photoshop and Dreamweaver, Softkey Revealer is still going strong!

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