|Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder v2.0 Beta 4|
The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry. It has the options to copy the key to
clipboard, save it to a text file, or print it for safekeeping. It works on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Windows Vista, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007.
What's in Beta 4?
Various bug fixes including Windows 2000 key retrieval
Disabled change key option temporarily. (It wasn't working anyway.)
What's been added in Beta 3?
Windows Vista x64 Support
Always On Top Option
What's been added in Beta 2?
Change Windows registration information
Change Windows Key in Windows 95, 98, ME
What's been added in Beta 2?
Save option now defaults to the computer name.
/save now has an option argument for saving to a particular directory. keyfinder /save c:\ /close (trailing slash is essential!)
Now correctly detects XP Home/Professional edition. I'm not sure how this will react on 2000 or 2003.
Change Windows key option should be available for Windows XP & 2003. May work on 2000... I dunno. I haven't tried. I'm still
using Microsoft provided scripts. Use at your own risk.
What's New in 2.0?
As you can probably tell from the screenshot, version 2.0 is a complete rewrite.
Office 2007 & Windows Vista support!
An optional config file - this functionality lets you pull a key stored in the registry for any software. A sample config file is included in
the zip and can be seen here: keyfinder.cfg
Command line options - /save will automatically save a file (outputs to keyfinder.txt in same directory as the executable). /close will
automatically close the program.
Load Hive option - allows you to load the registry hive of another Windows installation. To use, put the hard drive in a working machine
(must also be Windows 2000,XP or Vista) or use Windows PE (not tested, should work) and click Load Hive. Then point it to the dead Windows install. If you're
using Windows Vista, Administrator rights are required for this feature. You may have to right click on the Keyfinder and run as Administrator.
Improved Save & Print! - save & print options will now include all keys, not just one.
What's not done yet in 2.0?
Windows NT Support
Remote registry support
On The Horizon
Move to XML format for custom key retrieval
Community updated XML/CFG file
Integrated XML/CFG update from Keyfinder
Other save formats such as CSV, etc.
A note from the author...
Hey everyone! I've been working pretty hard on this release, and I'm pretty proud of it so far... Please email me with your thoughts, suggestions, bug
reports, etc. I do manage to read emails sometimes. I apologize if I don't respond to everyone, but I get a ton of friggin email. I work a full
time job, have a family, etc... so this release will be completed as time allows. I hope you find it as useful as I