System Utilities Tweaking Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder 2.0.10.10 for Windows

by Aleks Ozolins

Avg. Rating 4.5 (113 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/2000/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 86,256
Publisher Aleks Ozolins
Homepage Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

Publisher's Description

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry. It works on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Windows Vista, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007.

Latest Reviews

jeffdavison

jeffdavison reviewed v2.0.10.10 on Jan 16, 2015

The latest version of Vipre, my antivirus / firewall program says, when I ry to download this, that it's a trojan and blocks it. Funny, I have the earlier version of this, and it's not an issue....

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.0.9.6 on Jan 8, 2013

Dude, either you didn't read my post fully, or....
see my post. there are plenty legit reasons to change a key.

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v2.0.9.5 on Sep 23, 2012

@lord

Why would you need to change the key?

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.0.9.5 on Sep 21, 2012

yes it can be done. there are other, more difficult ways, but windows keys can be changed... if you're an admin, and you have to do multiple installs (upgrades) then imaging is the best method... once all are imaged you can then change the keys to match what the box tag says if you're not using VLK. (volume licensing keys)

therube

therube reviewed v2.0.8 on Mar 31, 2010

@-Lord-, can that be done? (Was under the impression that with later -XP- versions, that a changed key reverted back after reboot?)

Does the older 1.5.1 Keyfinder still work?

Does RockXP work?

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.0.8 on Mar 30, 2010

They still have not put the capability back to allow you to change Windows keys. My previous review stands.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v2.0.6 on Feb 25, 2010

App worked great. Migrating Visio 2007 I realized I had no install media and key for Visio 2007 for a client. I re-downloaded Visio 2007 trial from Microsoft's site and used this on the old system and it worked wonderfully.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Mar 31, 2008

Excellent!

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.0 Beta 4 on Jan 7, 2008

As soon as the functionality is restored to be able to change keys (Windows) I will rate this higher. It's normally a great program, but as an admin, I use this routinely to properly register ghosted machines with their proper keys (off their sticker) to remain in software compliance.

Fix it, please.

xer0

xer0 reviewed v2.0 Beta 3 on Oct 24, 2007

For some reason it wont display my 2000 key.
v1.51 did

Avg. Rating 4.5 (113 votes)
Your Rating
jeffdavison

jeffdavison reviewed v2.0.10.10 on Jan 16, 2015

The latest version of Vipre, my antivirus / firewall program says, when I ry to download this, that it's a trojan and blocks it. Funny, I have the earlier version of this, and it's not an issue....

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.0.9.6 on Jan 8, 2013

Dude, either you didn't read my post fully, or....
see my post. there are plenty legit reasons to change a key.

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v2.0.9.5 on Sep 23, 2012

@lord

Why would you need to change the key?

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.0.9.5 on Sep 21, 2012

yes it can be done. there are other, more difficult ways, but windows keys can be changed... if you're an admin, and you have to do multiple installs (upgrades) then imaging is the best method... once all are imaged you can then change the keys to match what the box tag says if you're not using VLK. (volume licensing keys)

therube

therube reviewed v2.0.8 on Mar 31, 2010

@-Lord-, can that be done? (Was under the impression that with later -XP- versions, that a changed key reverted back after reboot?)

Does the older 1.5.1 Keyfinder still work?

Does RockXP work?

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.0.8 on Mar 30, 2010

They still have not put the capability back to allow you to change Windows keys. My previous review stands.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v2.0.6 on Feb 25, 2010

App worked great. Migrating Visio 2007 I realized I had no install media and key for Visio 2007 for a client. I re-downloaded Visio 2007 trial from Microsoft's site and used this on the old system and it worked wonderfully.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Mar 31, 2008

Excellent!

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.0 Beta 4 on Jan 7, 2008

As soon as the functionality is restored to be able to change keys (Windows) I will rate this higher. It's normally a great program, but as an admin, I use this routinely to properly register ghosted machines with their proper keys (off their sticker) to remain in software compliance.

Fix it, please.

xer0

xer0 reviewed v2.0 Beta 3 on Oct 24, 2007

For some reason it wont display my 2000 key.
v1.51 did

c4p0ne

c4p0ne reviewed v2.0 Beta 3 on Oct 22, 2007

Christ this things' been in beta for like 72,000 years. Oh well, at least it works. 4 *.

fatray

fatray reviewed v2.0 Beta 2½ on Dec 3, 2006

Found a bunch of registration numbers not only for Windows but also : Office XP, Alcohol 120% and Beyond TV. What else does it find?

Mastertech

Mastertech reviewed v2.0 Beta 2½ on Dec 2, 2006

Does exactly what it claims. If you want to get your product key for Windows or Office it does not get an easier.

This is not a tool for administrators on networks. It makes no claim to be used in this manner and evaluating something based on what it does not do or claim is ridiculous.

An excellent utility.

Xssshell

Xssshell reviewed v2.0 Beta 2½ on Dec 1, 2006

Excellent tool for personal use.

However, large company administrators still use their own scripts to mass update or change keys, or remote copy keys. They don't trust such apps. :(

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Nov 2, 2006

Nice app!

QQ

QQ reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Nov 2, 2006

why do i want singular programs? because i like my programs doing what they are supposed to do, and i dont like bloated crap doing 99% of what i DO NOT need.

oh the ignorance.

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Nov 2, 2006

Works as advertised.

Pkshadow

Pkshadow reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Nov 1, 2006

Program does what it says but why would you want such a singular program when other free programs can give you more information about your system besides "just" keys ie: Belarc Advisor.

The MAZZTer

The MAZZTer reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Nov 1, 2006

Only beef I have with this is it says it gets keys for ".NET" but .NET doesn't require a product key.

Unless it means Visual Studio .NET, in which case it is seriously lacking because it is unable to detect Visual C#, C++, or VB .NET 2005 Express Edition.

However it correctly found my XP and Office 2007 keys. And it has the ability to be assigned new registry keys to check for new product keys... could be nice if the devs add some more third-party programs to that area.

WRFan

WRFan reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Nov 1, 2006

this is the only one that works. there are tons of similar progz on the net, but all of them except for this one quit with some cryptic errors. some people just don't know how to write code

brusco

brusco reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Nov 1, 2006

The original and STILL the best.

dssdbs

dssdbs reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Nov 1, 2006

Howell....

BTW, this app has been around A LOT LONGER than RockXP (has anyone even heard of that other than you?).

RockXP is probably based on this app.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v1.51 on Aug 9, 2006

siw.exe does this & a whole lot more

Mastertech

Mastertech reviewed v1.51 on Aug 9, 2006

It does not surprise me that something from Sonicwall would give a false positive. Before posting rants here about some file being a "Trojan" you need to be more responsible and first submit the file to various reputable AV companies for confirmation such as Trend Micro, Kaspersky ect... then if they tell you it is infected with something, then post it. If everyone did these knee jerk reactions everytime their AV gave a false positive, every software author at some point will be accused of this. This file is clean.

It also does not surprise me Windows One Care would flag this as malicious since this program does pull Product Keys from Microsoft Products. Microsoft is obviously against such things since they assume more people do this for the wrong reasons. It is still an overreaction to scare people from using the program.

Howell

Howell reviewed v1.5 on Aug 8, 2006

Does what it says.

Not a Trojan because this software does nothing else that it says : retriving CD-Keys.

But I agree it's a risky app in a corporate environment ;)

BTW : RockXP does this kind of thing plus more for ages that's why I gave 4 instead of 5 :D

gerryf

gerryf reviewed v1.5 on Aug 8, 2006

awesome program--can't tell you how many times I have had to reinstall other people's systems and they've misplaced their CD-KEYS keys (stick them on the case, people!)

In victor's defense, Windows Onecare (big surprise) does report it as a trojan. People, be kind. He was trying to warn people about a valid message he got.

Calling him ignorent/other names is just rude

Flemens

Flemens reviewed v1.5 on Aug 8, 2006

Victor. It would be interresting to know how you did come to the conclusion that this app contains/is a trojan? Sorry but just basing such assemption on your AV is a bit amateurish. Download Ghost security suite. Install it and execute the keyfinder. Ghostss will tell you exactly what the keyfinder does.

Please provide me with your email adress and I will send you my IP and you can try to move my mouse around lol :D

btw out of 15 AV´s just one reported it as "riskware" and another made a note of it as a "tool" but not virus and that is true in a sense since a procuct key (especially a corp one) is quite valuable as stated before.
If anyone is not familiar with the term "false positive" I would suggest wikipedia, it will bring alot of light into your life and you can sleep better at night ;)

rhy7s

rhy7s reviewed v1.5 on Aug 8, 2006

Has come in handy a few times for reinstalls. To VictorAndrew, I've scanned with McAfee, Symantec and Kaspersky. Kaspersky points out that it could be used for nefarious purposes, but the app isn't malicious in itself.

4wd

4wd reviewed v1.5 on Aug 7, 2006

Does what it says very well, performing an invaluable service for those that either can't find their ORIGINAL install discs or just want the security of an additional (hard)copy.

VictorAnderson: Get a better AV program.

romulus15: It is not a Trojan in any way - even by your definition.

It is NOT ILLEGAL to discover/backup YOUR OWN product keys, even in a corporate situation. However, it is illegal to use it if YOU are not authorised to do so on the equipment.

Once again, the responsibility is on the user NOT the tool.

romulus15

romulus15 reviewed v1.5 on Aug 7, 2006

Just want everyone to know that this does _NOT_ contain a malicious trojan.

Some AV Firewalls and AV/security applications will flag it as a Trojan, especially at the corporate level.

By definition: A trojan is "A program that appears legitimate, but performs some illicit activity when it is run."

By definition the program in itself is a trojan. It is a peice of software that appears legitimate, and performs an illicit function (getting product keys).

In a corporate environment, this would be a security risk, as it would be able to get the product code of a corporate site license, which could then be installed on home PCs which would not require activation.

Your software is detecting it correctly for the corporate world. The sysadmin on the network should be notified that such a program is being downloaded and take necessary actions to prevent the theft of product codes.

The program however does have legitimate uses in backing up product keys and does _no_ harm to your PC or attempt in any way to steal data.

Please don't make such alarmist post unless you can back up and verify that the application is a trojan.

This is an excellent application that our company has used for years to back up product codes of legitimate licenses for our clients when we reload their PCs.

urbanriot

urbanriot reviewed v1.5 on Aug 7, 2006

It's unfortunate that computer illiterate people like VictorAndrew are allowed to "review" programs on here.

The ZIP on betanews is a complete archive. The author's web site does NOT contain a trojan, you're just using a lousy antivirus program, or you're just a moron. Both is probably true.

This is an excellent program that does exactly as advertised. I've never had a computer it wouldn't pull the key on.

Produkey by Nirsoft is also an excellent alternative with different features (such as export to HTML).

VictorAnderson

VictorAnderson reviewed v1.5 on Aug 7, 2006

4WD --- YES, its IS a trogan. If you're so conviced that Downloader.Delf-268 (Trojan) is not a trojan, go ahead download/run it and send me yer IP address and give me permission in email saying I can log into yer system and I'll prove it by moving yer mouse around and such... we just tested it here on a coupla junker machines we can re-ghost. Furntermore, AV program indicated antivirus - a virus is not a trojan.
Geeze I don't understand why people are so determined to squeek and say this is a clean file when I've said its not and even named the trojan - what I gotta do log into yer machine or something? DAMN.

Ok to the other guy claiming there is no trogan...I have backed up what I said by naming the offending trogan!!

Name: Downloader.Delf-268 (Trojan)

Damn what's wrong with you guys?

urbanriot -- you are WRONG - the file does contain a trgan. I'm not using some pease of junk software here to find it - I've got an enterpise network here with 100's of machines any my sonicwall is catching it.

THIS HAS TROGAN. - who are you urbanriot?? the author or something?

And now the betanews download points directly to the authors download area, so yeah now its no longer incomplete, just infected.

Hey I want something like this that works too - but IT HAS TROGAN.

...and ooh almost forgot - note that I'm saying WHICH TROGAN it has!

1. Download on betanews is no good, incomplete archive.
2. If you try to download this from the authors website.. IT CONTAINS A TROGAN!

Name: Downloader.Delf-268 (Trojan)

I have some words to say to the author regarding his ethics, but since such language here is prohibited I shall refrain.

WRFan

WRFan reviewed v1.5 Beta 3 on Mar 28, 2004

do you know how old this beta is? I downloaded it at least 3 months ago. the app itself is of course great. works fine with office xp developer ed. with frontpage, office 2003 pro, office proofing tools, windows xp, and I assume with other MS products too

chowmein

chowmein reviewed v1.5 Beta 3 on Mar 28, 2004

"and hopefuly I can now go around the office and root out all the rogue installs in dark little offices."

Uhm, that would be illegal, regardless of the circumstances.

Great app anyhow.

tannman1

tannman1 reviewed v1.5 Beta 2 on Jul 7, 2003

Straight up and to the point, the app did exactly what it promised. Didn't find my Office 2003 Beta 2 key but then it didn't prommise to. But my XP key was there.

omegadraconis

omegadraconis reviewed v1.5 Beta 2 on Jul 7, 2003

Easy to use, just ran the program and their were my keys. Found my current version of office xp with no problems.

ogre2112

ogre2112 reviewed v1.4 Beta 4 on Jan 21, 2003

I've been looking for something like this for work--thanks.

Ekstreme

Ekstreme reviewed v1.4 Beta 4 on Jan 21, 2003

Teriffic app! Although you can do this manually on win9x systems I never managed to find this info on 2k/XP systems. Not that I tried very hard mind you. However, this app saves me heaps of time, and hopefuly I can now go around the office and root out all the rogue installs in dark little offices.

BootBlock

BootBlock reviewed v1.4 Beta 4 on Jan 21, 2003

Yep, works exactly as described. Although I haven't tried the Change Key option (eh, like most people I only have one key). But it's a bit weird in that it's a self-extracting archive containing 4 seperate files rather than a self-contained executable. No, I'm not talking about an installer. It does what it sets out to do anyway, and that's what counts.

slipdisc

slipdisc reviewed v1.4 Beta 4 on Jan 21, 2003

Does what it says. finds your cdkey quickly. It allows you to change the windows key, but not the office XP key, even though it shows you the actual key you are using. I will be using this at the office

Dirk van Hoofen

Dirk van Hoofen reviewed v1.4 Beta 4 on Jan 21, 2003

Super tool, because I have a lost my WIN98 Serial-num. Now I can reinstall it - THANKS for this Freeware.

ShellShock

ShellShock reviewed v1.4 Beta 4 on Jan 21, 2003

Not bad, found my Windows version and CDkey, but it told me I have Microsoft Office 97 with CD-key "0001-000000" which is quite wrong, I have Office 2000 with an actual key.

Really like this program though, if they could fix that it'd be great. Haven't tried the Change Windows Key yet, not planning to anytime soon :p

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