With the release of Windows 7 OS, all PC manufacturers have started securing product license keys into the BIOS/EFI. All new branded Windows computers are preloaded with Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. After purchasing these branded PCs, you will not find any sticker on the computer or battery way with product key information or Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker. However, it may be seen by entering the BIOS/EFI of your computer.
While most of us will never try to retrieve the product keys as the Windows image provided with the computer will automatically retrieve the product key from the BIOS or EFI during the operating system installation. But the problem comes when you want to reinstall Windows 7 / 8 / 10 on your computer or notebook, and you don’t have a genuine product key. If you don’t have a product key, you can’t activate your Windows. In such a case, you need to purchase a new product key from Microsoft. But why should you pay for the product key once again if you have purchased a pre-installed Windows 7 / 8 / 10? These product keys may be retrieved from BIOS or UEFI with the help of third-party tools.
In the earlier version of Windows Vista and Windows XP, the PC manufacturer was affixing a sticker on the PC or laptop, which was easily seen. During reinstallation of the Windows operating system, you can reuse them. If your PC is old, it may happen the sticker is spoiled, and you are unable to read them. It may also happen, you have assembled your laptop or computer and separately purchased a Windows product key from the dealer, and you lost the key. In these situations, to recover the key from the Windows installation, you need to use a third-party tool.
Earlier, we have introduced the NeoSmart Windows 10 Product Key Tool, which comes with a famous team of BCD software. With the Windows 10 Product Key Tool’s help, you can quickly obtain Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 product license keys from the BIOS or EFI.
Wise Windows Key Finder
Wise Windows Key Finder is another freeware tool that lets you retrieve the Windows product key from all Windows versions, including the latest Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, even Windows XP. It can also find Windows Server key, including Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server2012. It is compatible with both Windows 32-bit and 64-bit architecture.
Besides the above operating system, the Wise Windows Key Finder finds Microsoft Office 97, Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2010, and Office 2013 product keys.
Wise Windows Key Finder is a portable freeware app that comes with an easy-to-use interface. It recovers and displays Windows Product Key and Microsoft Office Key automatically when you open them. It allows you to save key information as a text file or even Print key information on paper. Furthermore, if you are using Windows 10 PC, you can print the PDF file in a PDF printer.
You can download the Wise Windows Key Finder from its official website.