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Recover Microsoft Office And Windows Product Keys From A Broken Down Computer With Produkey

Windows: ProduKey can come in handy for backing up or retrieving software keys for Windows and Microsoft Office, but when your computer has already crashed and you have no way to retrieve them, you can still retrieve them from the hard drive of the broken computer.

How To Geek offers a couple of ways to get those software keys. You can remove the drive and, with a hard drive connector or external hard drive case, connect it to another Windows computer. Or you can use a live Linux USB drive to boot the broken computer and copy the config folder from Windows' system folder to the USB drive. Then, on the second computer, run ProduKey and choose the option to load the product keys from the external drive.
It's also a good opportunity to save the text file generated with the product keys. See the full instructions via the link below. ProduKey also can back up or retrieve the keys for Exchange Server and SQL Server.

How to Recover Windows and Software Keys from a Broken Computer
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