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Weeny Free Key Recovery 1.2

Quickly reveal Windows, Office and other product keys

Rating:
Operating Systems:
Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista, Windows XP
License:
Freeware
Developer:
Weeny Software
Software Cost:
Free
Category
System & Desktop Tools
Date Updated:
23 January 2013
Downloads To Date:
1426
Languages:
English
Download Size:
806.00 KB

Weeny Free Key Recovery will quickly detect and display your product keys for Windows, Office and a few other product keys (Visual Studio, SQL Server, Photoshop, AutoCAD, Battlefield, Call of Duty and so on).

It's not the longest of lists, and we're unsure how up-to-date the program's detection might be. The website only mentions Office 2003 and 2007, for instance, although it also worked just fine with our copy of Office 2010.

What's perhaps a little more interesting, though, is an option called "Scan Plus". Just click this button and the program will try more generic techniques to look for and recover product keys from any of your installed applications.

Does this work? Not consistently. Our test PC's report contained plenty of uninformative entries, including the following.

LinuxLive Advanced
skip_keyboard_detection = no

Apple Computer, Inc. QuickTime
ProResDecoderVersion = 2.0.0.3

WinMTR
License = GPL - GNU Public License

In amongst the nonsense, though, there were also quite a few real keys, for Macrium Reflect, VMware Workstation, Nero Platinum, Cyberlink PowerProducer and more.

This plainly isn't a substitute for using a program which offers true native support for finding these product keys, and can display them without all the extra junk. It's enough to move Weeny Free Key Recovery ahead of the more basic competition, though, and we'd recommend you give it a try.

Please note, though, the program will try to install a system addon and adjust your browser settings during setup. Pay close attention to what the installer is telling you, and be sure to click "Decline" if you're not interested.

Verdict:

The program only natively supports a few product keys, but its "Scan Plus" option extends this considerably. There's still no guarantee of great results, however it's certainly worth a try.

Your Comments & Opinion

Weeny Free Key Recovery
24 January 2013 03:47, Ian
BEWARE : FULL of extra addons, Sweetlips IM software etc. Adds bits to IE and Firefox. Difficult to get rid of all the crap.
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