Windows Trick: How To Recover Your Windows Serial Number For Free

Sometimes the best solution for a complicated PC performance issue is to reinstall your operating system and other applications you run. Although a radical and time-consuming step, format and reinstall normally speeds up your PC and enhances your productivity at the long run.

The issue many people i know faced when reinstalling their PC, is to find their Microsoft software serial numbers. In most cases ,when acquiring a PC you also purchase your Operating system of choice (XP, Vista and others) and productivity suite (Office). The dealer installs the purchased software, but sometime fails to provide you with the serial numbers for the software you purchased. The thing is that you need those serial numbers if you want to reinstall your PC.

Prodkey, a free and easy-to-use utility made by Nir Sofer, helps you to recover your Windows and Office serial number from an existing installation. Prodkey runs on all Windows platforms and is capable to retrieve serial number info for the main Microsoft products:MS-Office, Windows, Exchange Server, and SQL Server.

Usage is quite simple.All you need to do is download and unzip Prodkey Then click on the Prodkey.exe file. The utility will display the list of your installed Microsoft products and their product key information. I recommend that you print the output and keep it in a safe place for further reference.


(Note that i deleted my PC product key information for obvious reasons)

Remember: Always run Prodkey BEFORE reinstalling your system. Otherwise you won’t be able to recover the serial numbers.


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39 Responses to Windows Trick: How To Recover Your Windows Serial Number For Free

  1. bean2k May 20, 2010 at 2:37 am #

    It's a good product, but if you're a tech support professional, you should get it from because they provide great help if you can't find your key

  2. Vikeshsuresh August 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    you are a life saver

  3. Nofffff January 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm #


  4. Best Registry Cleaner January 21, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    Great tip, thanks

  5. Anonymous May 10, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    Computer trick is funny!

  6. Anonymous May 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. ggyyy May 18, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    There are so many good tips , I like them very much ,thank you. 

  8. Bob July 6, 2011 at 12:07 am #

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  9. Anonymous August 22, 2011 at 3:05 am #

    Great tip, thanks