ProduKey

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 41 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.53
  • Total Downloads:
    490,579
  • Date Added:
    August 03, 2011
  • File Size:
    124.37KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,163
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Microsoft Office is a large and expensive software package. If you buy it, it's wise to save your Product ID and CD Key codes, preferably in a secure yet accessible place. The same goes for SQL Server and Exchange Server, and throw Windows in while you're at it. Failure to do so can result in elevated stress levels, should you need to repair or reinstall the software. If you didn't jump through all the hoops in the proper order, you're probably going to have to telephone Microsoft, and we know how you feel about that.

That's why we think it's probably not a bad idea to download and run NirSoft's ProduKey. This compact freeware identifies and displays the Product ID and CD Key for Microsoft Office, Windows, SQL Server, and Exchange Server. If you've lost the codes you need to reinstall these large bundles, ProduKey can help you recover them. It's an extremely simple tool, and completely portable as well. We simply clicked the program's icon, and it immediately opened with the Product ID and Product Key codes displayed for Windows 7, Internet Explorer, and Office. ProduKey also displayed the Installation Folder, Service Pack, and other extracted data. We could choose what headers we wanted the program to display from the Options menu, as well as grid lines, time display, and other settings. We could save, search, and copy data and call up properties pages from the toolbar, which also contained a Select Source feature for choosing how the program loads product codes. A Web-based Help file and documentation sheet contained lots of useful information such as version histories and known issues. It also does a good job of explaining how to use this admittedly simple tool, mostly in the form of Command-Line Options for power users.

ProduKey is a great little tool to have on hand, especially if you shelled out big for some hefty MS wares. Even if you don't download it, don't you feel better just knowing it exists?

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Good tool to have around!"

July 09, 2012  |  By Gordon308

 |  Version: ProduKey 1.53

Pros

Worked for Windows XP and Office 2003 keycodes. Also pulled up product codes on Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Adobe Imagereader 7.0, and WinZIP.

Cons

A little lacking in documentation on procedures. Didn't pull some other software installed on the machine, but those codes could be found by starting each program and clicking on "About".

Summary

I was preparing an ancient machine for donation/disposal, but didn't have any of the original installation discs or product codes. I didn't want to sacrifice the software with the hardware, so it sure helped me out of a bind.

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5 stars

"doas exactly what it says it will."

July 05, 2012  |  By michael.mann13

 |  Version: ProduKey 1.53

Pros

works fine on windows7 no problem.

Cons

there are no cons works fine

Summary

a nice little programe,that will get you out of the poo.

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4 stars

"Runs fast but is not up to date."

March 13, 2012  |  By desertseer

 |  Version: ProduKey 1.53

Pros

Very quick to download. Very fast execution.

Cons

This product does not recognize Microsoft-Office Home and Business 2010. The demo version is free but they want to really want to sell you the full version for $24.95. Belartic Advisor works better and is really free.

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5 stars

"Produkey Works"

October 03, 2011  |  By andyseaview

 |  Version: ProduKey 1.53

Pros

All i can say that produkey does what it says

Cons

none at all

Summary

There is really not much to produkey, just download it and there you go

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5 stars

"It Worked for me"

September 29, 2011  |  By nathonrose

 |  Version: ProduKey 1.53

Pros

It found what I wanted (Office 2010 Key) right away.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

I downloaded 5 prorgams. One gave a full key, but it was WRONG. Others gave only a few characters unless you pay. Others didn't even find it. One word: Winning (Sorry, I just had to say it.)

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5 stars

"Excellent, does exactly what it says"

September 15, 2011  |  By terrasattva

 |  Version: ProduKey 1.53

Pros

Found all my Windows related product keys as promised

Cons

None that I have found

Summary

Worked excellently for me with Windows 7, Office 2010 and various other Ms bits and pieces

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2 stars

"No better than other simpler installations"

September 04, 2011  |  By BillytheB

 |  Version: ProduKey 1.53

Pros

Found Office multi-user product keys and Vista product key.
Free.

Cons

Did not find single user key of a multi-user Office license, as is the case with ALL other product key finders that I was able to test.
Requires installation, while most other programs only have an EXE file that runs without installation.

Summary

Cannot find single user key of a multi-user MS Office 2010 license.

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3 stars

"Information is limited, but program is very quick"

August 31, 2011  |  By JEfromCanada

 |  Version: ProduKey 1.53

Pros

- Does exactly what it says for a limited number of Microsoft products
- Runs virtually instantly

Cons

- Could do more if it included keys from other Microsoft and non-Microsoft products
- Some Microsoft products were misidentified.

Summary

Programs like Belarc Advisor provide license and key information for all your software. Produkey seems to be limited to providing only the most basic information about Microsoft products. However, if all you want is a list of Microsoft keys, this program works virtually instantly. Belarc Advisor takes several minutes to analyze a broader cross section of your computer's hardware and software before displaying its report. For the most part, the information from Belarc Advisor matched the information from Produkey. But, there were inconsistencies, and these tended to point to flaws in Produkey. For example, Produkey reported that I had TWO copies of Microsoft Word 2002 installed. Belarc identified one product as being Microsoft Word, while the other was a component of Microsoft Visual Studio. Also, Produkey only identified five Microsoft products (with one of those being a duplicate), whereas Belarc Advisor identified twenty-seven Microsoft products on my machine.

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5 stars

"It works well"

August 30, 2011  |  By Blue-J

 |  Version: ProduKey 1.53

Pros

No matter what, it works

Cons

None I know of

Summary

It works well.

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5 stars

"I could of used this a couple of years ago."

August 30, 2011  |  By misticdog44

 |  Version: ProduKey 1.53

Pros

dose what is says, in the past i have lost the use of some programs and the manufactures were less than forthcoming with replacement keys. simple to install and use

Cons

none that i have run across

Summary

THUMBS UP !!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.53
Version 1.53 fixed bug where ProduKey displayed wrong product name string for Exchange Server 2003.
General
Publisher NirSoft Freeware
Publisher web site http://www.nirsoft.net
Release Date August 03, 2011
Date Added August 03, 2011
Version 1.53
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 124.37KB
File Name produkey_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 490,579
Downloads Last Week 2,163
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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