How to Find Product Keys Using Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

Recover missing serial numbers and product keys efficiently

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Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a free, easy way to find lost product keys and lost serial numbers for operating systems like Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP, and for many of your favorite programs and games.

For a good overview of what Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder can do, see our complete review of Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder.

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Visit the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder Website

Screenshot of the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder Home Page

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Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a free software program that finds serial numbers and CD keys, so the first thing you'll need to do is visit the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder website so you can download the software.

The instructions here walk you through the entire process of using Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder to locate your lost product key or serial number. Look through the entire step-by-step guide before starting.

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Click on the Download Link

Screenshot of the download link for Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

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On the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder website, scroll down to the bottom of the comparison table until you see the Download links.

Click the Download link to the left, under the word Free. This is the download link for the latest version of Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder, not the other for-pay program being offered.

If you'd rather use Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder in a portable format, you can get the program from Softpedia instead. If you do choose to do that, uncompress the ZIP file in Windows or with a free file extractor like 7-Zip, run the executable (keyfinder.exe), and then skip to Step 9.

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Download the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder Installation File

Screenshot of Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder Downloading

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After clicking the Download link, the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder installation program should begin downloading automatically.

If prompted, choose to Download or Save — depending on how your browser phrases it. Save the file to your Desktop or another location that's easy to locate. Do not choose to Open or Open File.

The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder installation file is very small. Even on a slow connection, the download shouldn't take more than a minute or so.

The screenshot above shows the completed download for Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder when using the Google Chrome browser in Windows 8.1. If you're downloading on another version of Windows or using another browser, your download process may appear different.

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Start the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder Installation

Screenshot of the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder installation wizard

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After downloading the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder installation file, locate the file and open it.

If your browser is still showing a download manager, like what happens in Internet Explorer, you can always just Run the downloaded file directly from there. The same is true in some other browsers like Google Chrome, which lets you launch the file from the bottom of the browser window when it's finished downloading.

You might now see the Welcome to the KeyFinder Setup Wizard screen.

Click Next to continue through the setup process.

You may not see this screen in some versions of Windows. It's OK if you don't — just skip down to the next step to accept the license agreement.

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Accept the License Agreement

Screenshot of the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder License Agreement

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The next step in the setup process for Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is the License Agreement screen.

Choose the radio button next to I accept the agreement and then click Next.

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Customize Additional Installation Tasks

A screenshot of the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder Installation wizard

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Accept the default installation location and then on the Select Additional Tasks step, it's recommended to deselect the option to create additional icons.

It's unlikely that you'll need to regularly access to Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder, so sticking shortcuts all over your computer isn't helpful.

Click Next.

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Click Install to Begin Installing Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

Screenshot of the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder installation wizard

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You're almost done! Just click the Install button on the Ready to Install screen to begin the installation of Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder.

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Wait While Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is Installed

Screenshot of the completed install for Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

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All that Next-button-pushing is finally paying off. Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is installing to your hard drive, setting up shortcuts, etc.

Just wait until it's complete. There will be clear confirmation when it's done.

On the Completing the KeyFinder Setup Wizard screen, leave the Launch KeyFinder option checked and click the Finish button.

The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder setup program will end and Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder will start.

Some antivirus programs mistakenly identify Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder as a virus or Trojan. As of this writing, we're confident that the program is harmless. You are, however, completely responsible for whatever ill effects any program you download might cause to your computer, so always exercise caution. Contact the software developer if you have concerns.

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View Your Product Keys and Serial Numbers

Screenshot of a product key found by Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder v2.0.10.11

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Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder immediately finds the product key to your Windows operating system installation and the product keys and serial numbers to any other program or game that it can find.

The PC that was used for this example had Windows 8.1 installed. We've hidden the product key but you can see that Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder found it without a problem.

There were not any other programs installed on this computer except for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, but if there had been, Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder would have likely found the serial numbers and product keys to those programs too.

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Save Your Product Keys and Serial Numbers

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After you've found the serial numbers and product keys for your programs, print them and keep them safe. You probably won't want to go through this process again next time you reinstall a program.

Alternatives

Didn't find the product key or serial number you were looking for? Try another free product key finder program. Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is great but if it doesn't find the key or serial that you're looking for, it's not of much use. Another free key finder program might do the trick.