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.
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 My Computer
Select the drive (mine was E)
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".
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.