3 Commercial Product Keyfinder Programs

A List of the Best Commercial Serial Number and Product Keyfinder Tools

In addition to many free keyfinder programs, several commercial keyfinders are also available to help find your lost serial number or product key.

A program's product key or serial number is usually located with the original DVD or CD. If you've lost this license key, you can often find it in the registry but it's not easy. This is what a keyfinder program does for you, automatically.

Important: Please read my Keyfinder Programs FAQ before you pay for any keyfinder program.

Below are the top 3 commercial key finder programs.

Jalapeno Keyfinder - Commercial Keyfinder Program

Jalapeno Keyfinder is a very easy to use, straightforward keyfinder program.

Pros: No installation required, product keys are displayed instantly, cost is low compared to other commercial keyfinders

Cons: Drop-down selection of found keys is a poor interface choice, lack of advanced options

Finds Keys for Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.

Finds Keys for Other Software: Microsoft Office 2010, Office 2007, Office 2003, Office XP, and hundreds of non-Microsoft programs including many games and graphics applications.

Jalapeno Keyfinder is currently priced at $29.95USD. More »

Product Key Explorer - Commercial Keyfinder Program

Product Key Explorer is another good commercial keyfinder tool.

Pros: Scan for product keys is fast, several product key backup options are available, several advanced options

Cons: Installation is required, manual scan for product keys is required, cost is a bit high compared to other commercial keyfinder tools

Finds Keys for Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, and 2000.

Finds Keys for Other Software: Most Microsoft Office programs, Adobe and Macromedia applications, and many other programs - over 7000 in all.

I tested Product Key Explorer using their demo version which restricts product key recovery to the first 4 characters.

Product Key Explorer is currently priced at $29.50USD. More »

Product Key Finder - Commercial Keyfinder Program

Product Key Finder is yet another commercial keyfinder tool you might find in your searches.

Pros: Finds product keys from the running system or from a non-booting one, scan time is fast

Cons: Finds a limited number of product keys compared to competition, installation is required

Finds Keys for Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008 & 2003, ME, and 2000.

Finds Keys for Other Software: Most Microsoft Office applications, SQL Server, Exchange Server, ISA Server, and several other programs including many of Adobe's popular applications.

I tested Product Key Finder with their demo version which displays only the product ID, not the product key.

Product Key Finder is currently priced at $17.95USD. More »

Important Keyfinder Information (Windows Product Keys)

If your computer was purchased with Microsoft Windows pre-installed and you have not upgraded or reinstalled it yourself, a keyfinder may only find the generic product key that your PC manufacturer used to install Windows.

This product key may not work when attempting to reinstall Windows. In this case, you must use the unique product key that is on the sticker attached to your computer.

If you can't locate your product key sticker you'll need to request a new Windows product key from Microsoft.