From the developers of Game Key Revealer comes another software that has been designed specifically for applications and their serial numbers and registration information. Softkey Revealer is a portable application that scans the computer system quickly for locations where serial numbers are usually stored. It supports more than 700 different applications at the time of writing.
A scan of the computer system does not take longer than a few seconds and the discovered serial numbers are listed in the main program window afterwards. The software developers maintain a list of all supported applications. Included are programs from Adobe, Macromedia, Ahead and Stardock plus additional software programs like Winamp, VMWare Server or Flashget.
The product key tool does not support Microsoft applications which may come as a surprise because the method to reveal product keys for Microsoft products is well documented.
The serial numbers that are found by Softkey Revealer can be saved to a text document. Could be handy to print all the serial numbers before migrating to a new operating system or reinstalling the old one.
Update: The application itself is fully portable with all recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. The developers have added options to display product keys for installed Microsoft applications in the most recent versions.
What this means is that you can now display the Windows product key (Windows 95 to Windows 8 at the time of writing), Microsoft Office (XP to 2010) as well when you run the program on your system.
Third party software support has improved as well, with thousands of programs now supported according to the developer website.
Product keys can now also be printed out directly, or saved as Word documents provided that a copy of Word is installed on the system.
You can run Softkey Revealer to backup all of your product keys, or at least the majority of them, in one go. It is highly recommended to store the list in a save environment, for instance an encrypted container on the system, to avoid that it falls into the wrong hands.
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