When you buy a brand new Windows PC, it comes with pre-installed Windows operating system. The desktop PC cabinet has many 3D holographic stickers that show that it has a genuine Intel, AMD, NVidia, or ATI processors. In addition, it also contains stickers from the device manufacturers such as MSI, Lenovo, Acer etc. One of these stickers is from Microsoft showing that the desktop PC has genuine version of the Windows installed. This Genuine Windows sticker also holds the license key too. But with time these stickers might get old and the license key might be lost.
If you want to know the license key on these Genuine Windows sticker once again, then you can use a program like “Get My Keys Back 2.0”. It is a small Windows program using which we can quickly find the Windows license key used on any Windows PC. It works on all versions of Windows starting from Windows XP to Windows 11. For this program to work, you must have Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 installed on your PC. You can either enable this from the Optional Features section of Windows Settings, or download .NET 3.5 SP1 from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/download/dotnet-framework/net35-sp1.
“Get My Keys Back 2.0” is a very small tool. Upon launching this tool, we can find a small window but no keys are listed. You have to click on the “Find Keys” button in the toolbar to scan for the keys on the system. If any of the keys are found in the Windows registry, it will show in the list of the “Get My Keys Back 2.0” window.
This tool is able to find many different keys belonging to Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Windows 11. You can also copy these keys to the clipboard by right-clicking on them.
You can download Get My Keys Back 2.0 from http://bigbasti.com/en/projects/gmkb.