Finding your product key

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 18 July 2007 / Last Updated on 18 July 2007]

How to determine your product key for a Windows or Office installation.

If you need to determine the product key of your machine, there's a useful utility you can use to do this. Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder can retrieve product keys for all versions of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. This can be a lifesaver if you need to rebuild a machine you're having problems with and you can't locate your product key. You can get Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder from  


Mitch Tulloch is lead author for the Windows Vista Resource Kit from Microsoft Press, which is THE book for IT pros who want to deploy, maintain and support Windows Vista in mid- and large-sized network environments. Mitch is also the author of Introducing Windows Server 2008, the first book from Microsoft Press about the exciting new server platform. For more information on these and other books written by Mitch, see

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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