Introduction: Find Windows Product Key on Secondary Drive.


I used *Windows 7 Ultimate, until I sold that computer. I did not sale the harddrive. So the Windows 7 Ultimate is still on the harddrive.  I bought a new computer and was unable to just plug in the harddrive with Windows 7 and begin using.

So I need to find the product key for my Windows 7 Ultimate on the harddrive. 

Material needed:

Computer capable of having a secondary drive connected to it
*Magic Jellybean keyfinder

*I am not affiliated in any way with any product I reference.

Step 1: Necessary Prep


JellyBean will need to find a specific folder and file the harddrive.  The file is "Software" located in   :\Windows\System32\Config  

JellyBean would not locate this file, so I moved the System32 file to the main directory of the drive I am searching.

Follow these Steps:

Select Start
Select My Computer
Select the drive (mine was E)
Select Windows
Select System32
Right Click and Copy or Drag and drop to "E"

Step 2: Run JellyBean


You will first see your "C" information.

Left Column will be the Operating System.
Right Column will be the Operating System information.

Step 3: Select Tools


Select Tools and Load Hive

Step 4: Select the Drive

Select the hard drive. I selected "E".

Click OK

let the Jellybean work its magic.

Step 5: View Results.


Notice the Operating System

Left side "Windows 7 Ultimate"
Right side necessary information.

Print and write down the key information, store in a safe place.

Comments

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ashish sonekar (author)2017-01-21

i had genuine windows home basic installed in my pc. but unfortunately it got corrupted and i had to install anothr pirated windows 7, can i get my genuine product key back? pls help me.....

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EnriqueWilliam (author)2017-01-20

This website www.Office2016Keys.com does help me a lot. If you are in need of Windows 10 Product Key or have other problems,you can have a look at it. Hope it can also help you.

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Aliyan99 (author)2016-12-13

It's helpful for me very useful information. http://wendowsiso.com/2016/12/13/windows-7-product-key/

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BarbaraR80 (author)2016-10-27

Guys can try this link to get Windows 10 Product Key !! Be quick! Click Here:

www.KeysOnlineStore.com

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wuhdth188509 (author)2016-10-12

I know even method that 10X faster than the above one. The app is called UUkeys Product Finder. Once you open the program, it will scan all products keys on any drive. Here is the tutorial: http://www.uukeys.com/find-windows-7-product-key.html

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HsW4 (author)2016-09-07

The Office 2016 Product Key is 100% genuine here:http://www.Microsoftkeysales.com/

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Amanda Rooney (author)2016-09-06

This website www.KeysOnlineStore.com does help me a lot. If you are in need of office 2016 Product Key or have other problems,you can have a look at it. Hope it can also help you.?

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AbuB15 (author)2016-06-13

I've installed windows 7 on my laptop after buying license from ODosta Store at: http://products.odosta.com

I want to activate it to get free upgrade from windows 7 professional to windows 10 home.

I'm now confused, How to activate and upgrade to windows 10.

Please mention within details.

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AlhamK (author)2016-06-09

thanks for awesome sharing..<a href="http://www.cracklists.com/windows-7-product-key-generator/"> Windows 7 Product Key Generator </a>

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NaveedB2 (author)2016-05-23

No doubt, As Windows 7 is the most recommended OS, Which through user can do almost all work without any problem, Where I recommend you to activate your OS being purchased its license code from: http://cheaproduct.com

Which is distributing license for almost all types of Microsoft Products. I personally use it and have a good experience.

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AbuB4 (author)2015-09-04

When Windows XP came packaged with your computer and is not the retail version (with box), the key recovered by these tools may not be that of your own machine but the OEM’s bulk install key.The,serial number of a Dell is the Service Tag number.

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DanielO10 (author)2015-08-03

I found it was not necessary to move System32 if you selected the Windows folder as the Hive.

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RichardJ13 (author)2015-07-29

Worked like a charm. Best solution for this problem I found. Thanks!!

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LesterG1 (author)2014-10-31

I got this message

"A required priviledge is not held by the client"

HELP !!!

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softuniv (author)LesterG12014-12-09

It's a privilege issue. Run "MagicJellyBean" keyfinder tool, as
Administrator user. You can do by right clicking on 'KeyFinder.exe' and
click on 'Run as Administrator'.

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ChadF1 (author)2014-10-17

It says A required privledge is not held by the client

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softuniv (author)ChadF12014-12-09

It's a privilege issue. Run "MagicJellyBean" keyfinder tool, as Administrator user. You can do by right clicking on 'KeyFinder.exe' and click on 'Run as Administrator'.

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emily.dicson (author)2014-11-04

Nie mogę korzystać z dysku do instalacji, ponieważ po kilka razy cd ma zadrapania, więc proponuję zainstalować z dysku flash, ale najlepszym sposobem jest zainstalowanie oryginalnych okien, ale jak wiesz, Microsoft nie dostarczył kluczy zastępczych dla systemu Windows 7, 8 lub 10, po raz kolejny, więc proponuję, aby ją z autoryzowanym dealerem firmy Microsoft na całym świecie, jak; <a href="http://products.odosta.com"> ODosta Store </a>
Tak, że można z łatwością uruchomić system operacyjny dla życia.

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ChadF1 (author)2014-10-17

It says "A required privledge is not held by the client"

Please help

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