Being nerdtastic, I am often called up to solve various computer problems. One I ran into recently involved a colleague who had somehow lost his Windows XP and Office product keys. He had apparently even removed the Windows XP product key sticker from the PC case.
He was having serious problems with the PC and wanted to just wipe the drive and reinstall everything using borrowed disks. However, he obviously could not install another person’s Windows XP or Office and activate them, so he needed his own product keys.
Fortunately, there is a wicked easy way to find these keys. The cutely named Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder will find the product keys for Windows, Office and some other programs. With the keys, he was able to install his software and activate it online, rather than having to plead with a Microsoft minion to allow him to use the software he had paid for.