Transferring Product Keys: Tools and Methodologies

Create: Wed, 2023-05-17 06:01
Author: TAppTeam


Transferring Product Keys: Tools and Methodologies

When migrating software between computers or reinstalling your operating system, a crucial step is transferring the product keys. These keys are unique identifiers that authenticate and activate your software. Several tools, both free and paid, can help in this process.

Free Tools:

  1. Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder: This freeware utility retrieves product keys from the registry. It supports a large range of software and includes command-line options, useful in enterprise environments.

  2. ProduKey: Developed by NirSoft, this small utility displays the ProductID and the CD-Key of Microsoft Office, Windows, Exchange Server, and SQL Server installed on your computer.

Paid Tools:

  1. Recover Keys We highly recommend this advanced tool, capable of recovering lost product keys for over 10,000+ programs. It supports license retrieval from network computers, external disks, and caters to a multitude of software vendors. There's no other key finder tool with such an impressive number of supported programs.

All these tools can be used in conjunction with PickMeApp. While PickMeApp assists in the capture, transfer, and deployment of programs across different PCs, these key finders can ensure your software remains authenticated post-transfer. In fact, PickMeApp may even transfer product keys for some programs while migrating program settings, adding to the effectiveness of the overall process.

Here's how to use these tools in synergy:

  1. Capture: Use PickMeApp to capture the desired applications from the source PC.
  2. Retrieve Keys: Use a key finder tool like Recover Keys to retrieve the product keys of the captured software.
  3. Transfer: Use PickMeApp to transfer the captured applications to the target PC.
  4. Enter Keys: Use the retrieved keys to authenticate and activate the transferred software on the target PC.

This combination provides a comprehensive solution for software transfer, ensuring not only the successful migration of applications but also their proper activation on the new environment. Always remember to follow the software's license agreement when transferring software between computers.