Software Archives - PC Product key

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Software Archives - PC Product key

Before beginning, close all Autodesk products that are running on the computer. Make All Files Visible for Windows and macOS. Before resetting. If your PC came with Windows 7 or earlier, then your product key will be printed on a COA Open the Start menu, type powershell and then run the program. 1969 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: software products PRODUCTS: 7371 Computer 123995, Russia Key Personnel: Sergei Panichev, President Phone: (499) 240-33-88.

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Product key

Specific software-based key for a computer program

Product key on a Proof of License Certificate of Authenticity for Windows VistaHome Premium

A product key, also known as a software key, is a specific software-based key for a computer program. It certifies that the copy of the program is original.

Product keys consist of a series of numbers and/or letters. This sequence is typically entered by the user during the installation of computer software, and is then passed to a verification function in the program. This function manipulates the key sequence according to a mathematical algorithm and attempts to match the results to a set of valid solutions.

Effectiveness

Standard key generation, where product keys are generated mathematically, is not completely effective in stopping copyright infringement of software, as these keys can be distributed. In addition, with improved communication from the rise of the Internet, more sophisticated attacks on keys such as cracks (removing the need for a key) and product key generators have become common.

Because of this, software publishers use additional product activation methods to verify that keys are both valid and uncompromised. One method assigns a product key based on a unique feature of the purchaser's computer hardware, which cannot be as easily duplicated since it depends on the user's hardware. Another method involves requiring one-time or periodical validation of the product key with an internet server (for games with an online component, this is done whenever the user signs in). The server can deactivate unmodified client software presenting invalid or compromised keys. Modified clients may bypass these checks,[1] but the server can still deny those clients information or communication.

Controversy

Some of the most effective product key protections are controversial due to inconvenience, strict enforcement, harsh penalties and, in some cases, false positives. Some product keys use uncompromising digital procedures to enforce the license agreement.

Inconvenience

Product keys are somewhat inconvenient for end users. Not only do they need to be entered whenever a program is installed, but the user must also be sure not to lose them. Loss of a product key usually means the software is useless once uninstalled, unless, prior to uninstallation, a key recovery application is used (although not all programs support this).[2]

Product keys also present new ways for distribution to go wrong. If a product is shipped with missing or invalid keys, then the product itself is useless. For example, all copies of Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow originally shipped to Australia without product keys.[3]

Enforcement and penalties

There are many cases of permanent bans enforced by companies detecting usage violations. It is common for an online system to immediately blacklist an account caught running cracks or, in some cases, cheats. This results in a permanent ban. Players who wish to continue use of the software must repurchase it. This has inevitably led to criticism over the motivations of enforcing permanent bans.[citation needed]

Particularly controversial is the situation which arises when multiple products' keys are bound together. If products have dependencies on other products (as is the case with expansion packs), it is common for companies to ban all bound products. For example, if a fake key is used with an expansion pack, the server may ban legitimate keys from the original game. Similarly, with Valve's Steam service, all products the user has purchased are bound into the one account. If this account is banned, the user will lose access to every product associated with the same account[4]

This "multi-ban" is highly controversial, since it bans users from products which they have legitimately purchased and used.[citation needed]

False positives

Bans are enforced by servers immediately upon detection of cracks or cheats, usually without human intervention. Sometimes, legitimate users are wrongly deemed in violation of the license, and banned. In large cases of false positives, they are sometimes corrected (as happened in World of Warcraft.[5]) However, individual cases may not be given any attention.[citation needed]

A common cause of false positives (as with the World of Warcraft case above) is users of unsupported platforms. For example, users of Linux can run Windows applications through compatibility layers such as Wine and Cedega. This software combination sometimes triggers the game's server anti-cheating software, resulting in a ban due to Wine or Cedega being a Windows API compatibility layer for Linux, so it is considered third-party (cheating) software by the game's server.[6][citation needed]

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Whilst visiting my Sister this week – my Nephew asked for my help. After paying £40 for Cyberlinks PowerDirector only a few months ago, being a teenager he’s of course lost the Box, the Manual and most importantly the ‘Activation Key’. He’d got a new PC for his birthday and wanted to install his software on the new System. Thinking he’d have to go buy the software again he naturally asked me if I could help, working in IT.

Backing up your License keys

Of course any of us who’ve had this happen before, hopefully learn the importance of keeping all our expensive software keys safe, like Windows Operating System Keys, Microsoft Office Keys, Photoshop CS etcetera. Sometimes storing them Physically isn’t good enough. Keyfinder by Magical Jelly Bean – is an awesome little utility for discovering and backing up your keys to common software installed on your PC.

The ‘Free version’, suitable for most, can recover keys from over 300+ software titles – and allows you to export these into simple text files which you can then safely backup. They also offer a Paid version called ‘Recover Keys’ which boasts over 6500+ titles including most Adobe, AutoDesk, Coral, Electron Arts titles – full list here at a price of only $25 for a single PC version – which is almost always far cheaper than replacing any single piece of software.

How does it work – The DIY Guide

The software works by retrieving the Keys from what’s been stored in the computers Registry files. In this example with Cyberlink PowerDirector 10 – ‘Not supported on the free version’ – we did the following to obtain the key from the prior PC.

    1. Open the Registry Editor by clicking start, Run and typing Regedit
    2. Browsed to > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software

 

      Here you’ll see a long list of different Vendors or Titles relating to your specific PC

 

    Browse to Cyberlink > Power DirectorFind the Key in the right hand pane, aptly named ‘Activation Key’The content of the key is the plain text version of the original Activation Key used for installation

After finding and testing this – He’s now stored it safely, both Physically and Electronically.

We did also discover that with Cyberlink they are very good in supporting customers with Lost keys – Have a read here – obviously we didn’t need to go down this route

Particularly with the following from their site.

If you still have no luck locating the activation key, you will have to register as a CyberLink Member and submit a technical support form to ask for a new key. You will need to attach a digital or scanned image (in .jpg format) of your installation disc as the proof of ownership of the original software copy.

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What Is a Product Key?

The product key is a usually unique, alphanumeric code of any length required by many software programs during installation. They help software developers ensure that each copy of their software was legally purchased.

Most software, including some operating systems and programs from most popular software makers, require product keys. As a general rule these days, if you pay for a program, then it probably requires a product key during install.

In addition to product keys, some software makers, including Microsoft, often require product activation to help further ensure that software is obtained legally.

Open source and free software programs usually don't require a product key unless the manufacturer implements its use for statistical purposes.

Product keys are also sometimes called CD keys, key codes, licenses, software keys,product codes, or installation keys.

How Product Keys Are Used

A product key is like a password for a program. This password is given upon buying the software and can only be used with that specific application. Without the product key, the program will most likely not open past the product key page, or it might run but only as a trial of the full version.

Product keys can usually only be used by one installation of the program but some product key servers allow for the same key to be used by any number of people so long as they're not used simultaneously.

In these circumstances, there's a limited number of product key slots, so if the program using the key is shut down, another can be opened and use that same slot.

Microsoft Product Keys

All Microsoft Windows operating system versions require the entry of unique product keys during the installation process, as do all versions of Microsoft Office and most other Microsoft retail programs.

Microsoft product keys are often located on a product key sticker. In most versions of Windows and other Microsoft software, product keys are 25-characters in length and contain both letters and numbers.

In all versions of Windows since Windows 98, including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP, product keys are of the five-by-five set (25-character) form as in xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx.

Older versions of Windows, like Windows NT and Windows 95, had 20-character product keys that took the form of xxxxx-xxx-xxxxxxx-xxxxx.

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How to find a Windows 7 product key

Before downloads became the norm, software was sold on physical storage media, such as CDs or disks, from which the programs could be installed and launched. But since these media were often copied or lent out to friends or acquaintances, software manufacturers began assigning individual numbers to every copy sold. This ensured that software could only be used once the purchased product key had been entered.

But with the majority of software now available for download, the days of printed product keys on CD sleeves are long gone. Because operating systems come preinstalled when you purchase a desktop or laptop computer, you no longer need to make note of a product key to get started. However, if your hard disk requires formatting because of malware or for performance reasons, you will need to enter the product key during the Windows 7 reinstallation, in order to be able to use the operating system.

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Best Windows 10 product key finder of 2021

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The best Windows 10 product key finders make it easy to find all your Microsoft serial numbers, for Windows or other software.

Product keys are one of the ways software developers protect their products against piracy. Unfortunately, they're easy to lose, which can be a real problem if you need to reinstall Windows or any other software from scratch

If you've bought a desktop PC or laptop with Windows 10 already installed, you'll probably find its product key on a Certificate of Authenticity sticker on the the case or in the included paperwork, but not if you've built your own PC and installed the operating system yourself.

Many other applications also require product keys if you reinstall them – including Microsoft Office – and if you've lost the email you received when you first installed them, you could be in real trouble later on.

Product key finders only work for software that's already installed, so download one and make a note of all your keys now, so you're prepared in advance.

If you want to optimize your computer, you can also check out our featured best free PC optimizer.

1. Belarc Advisor

A wealth of information about your hardware and software

Reasons to buy

+Automatic updates+Lots of extra details

Reasons to avoid

-No security score for Windows 10

Belarc Advisor is primarily a tool for gathering information about your Windows system, including hardware, security updates and product keys.

Whenever you run Belarc Advisor, it automatically checks its database for software definitions – essential for finding keys for new programs. After that, it scans your system and presents the findings in an HTML page in your default web browser. Scroll down to 'Software licenses' to find serial numbers and product keys for Windows, Office and many other applications.

Belarc Advisor offers a wealth of other information, including details of your antivirus software, connected hardware, and other devices on the same network. It also offers a security benchmark score, though sadly this is only available for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP Pro.

Belarc Advisor's scans are fast and offer so much more information than just serial numbers, it's our favorite free product key finder.

2. Abelssoft MyKeyFinder

Displays your Microsoft product keys in a clear, searchable list

Reasons to buy

+Clean interface+Searchable results

Reasons to avoid

-Occasional ads in free version

There are two versions of Abelssoft MyKeyFinder: free and paid-for. Both will find Windows and Microsoft Office product keys but the Plus edition will also scan external hard drives and find Wi-Fi passwords. 

After MyKeyFinder has scanned scan your PC’s registry the results are presented in a clear list, ready to be copied to the clipboard with a single click. Unlike many product key finders, MyKeyFinder won’t throw up duplicate keys and the results can be searched and filtered.

You can also add programs and keys not detected by MyKeyFinder as standard, then export the full list as a PDF so they’re all in one convenient location.

3. LicenseCrawler

Find the keys for Windows and a wealth of other software

Reasons to buy

+Identifies dozens of applications+Portable

Reasons to avoid

-Slow scans-Occasional ads

LicenseCrawler will find the license key for pretty much any application that has one, and it's free for home use. Its scan of the Windows registry takes a long time to complete – even if you select the 'high speed' option – but you can limit its scope using the blacklist and whitelist filters.

LicenseCrawler is distributed as a portable app, meaning you don't have to install it on the Windows system you're scanning – just download the zip file, extract its contents and run LicenseCrawler.exe. This is particularly handy if you have several PCs; just download it to a USB stick and you can just plug it in and run it on any of them.

The only downside of LicenseCrawler is the occasional pop-up ad, but finding product keys isn't a task you'll be performing every day, so they're only a minor inconvenience.

4. Windows Product Key Viewer

A quick way to find your Windows product key, but nothing else

Reasons to buy

+Super fast scans+Portable app

Reasons to avoid

-Only finds Windows keys-Some misleading ads on site

Windows Product Key Viewer is super fast, taking barely a second to scan your system and present the results. That's because, as the name suggests, it only supplies the product key for your operating system.

That shouldn't necessarily put you off though. Although it doesn't find serial numbers for other applications, it does provide some extra information about your OS, including the registered user, install date and last boot time, and it's compatible with versions of the operating system from Windows 10 all the way back to Windows 95. 

Take care when downloading the software – the site includes some ads that look like download buttons for the software, but are in fact unrelated. Only click the link 'Download Windows Product Key Viewer'.

5. Free PC Audit

A super simple way to find your Windows 10 product key

Reasons to buy

+Very simple to use+Portable

Reasons to avoid

-Only finds Windows keys

Free PC Audit is another portable application, and doesn't even come as a zip archive – just download the exe file and run it to begin scanning.

Like Belarc Advisor, Free PC Advisor provides a wealth of information about your whole system – not just its software – though its interface isn't quite as intuitive. It's compatible with all versions of Windows, from NT all the way through to Windows 10, but doesn't find keys for Microsoft Office or any other software.

It also provides lists of all installed software and running system processes, though this information is readily available through Windows itself. 

Additionally, if you're interested in making your business computers run more smoothly and efficiently check out our featured best system utilities and repair software.

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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Then followed a weekly tech column in a local business magazine in Mauritius, a late night tech radio programme called Clicplus and a freelancing gig at the now-defunct, Theinquirer, with the legendary Mike Magee as mentor. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global techfests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. He has an affinity for anything hardware and staunchly refuses to stop writing reviews of obscure products or cover niche B2B software-as-a-service providers.

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