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How to Find Software License Key on Computer? 3 Methods for Help

Updated by Daisy on Mar 10, 2022
Written by Tracy King

How do I find my software license in Windows 11/10? Can I find my Microsoft license key that I forgot to save? Sure! When you lost or failed to save a software license key, don't worry. You can still find and recover the license key. This page focuses on this issue, and if you are having the same need, follow this guide to find your software license key immediately.

Can I Find a Software License Key on a Computer? 3 Ways to Go

License keys, also known as software serial keys, are widely used for software activation or re-activation when you firstly installed or reinstalled a program on computers.

Mostly, you'll need a software license key in the following situations:

  • Activate newly installed software, unlock full features.
  • Re-activate software after re-installation or changing its install location.
  • Check the software expiry date.
  • Check serial key status, etc.

SO how to find a product key or software license code? Check the listed methods here, and you can follow anyone to recover the missing software key now:

  1. #1. Check License Record or Backup
  2. #2. Turn to Software License Key Finder Software
  3. #3. Contact Software Provider for Finding the Missing Key

Note that if you have the software key backup, you can directly follow Method 1 and find the license key. 

If no backup, you can turn to Method 2 which is easier than Method 3 that you can directly scan and find the license code within just one click.

Let's go and see how to look for the missing software license key on your own.

Method 1. Check and Find Software License Key from Backup

If you've saved the software license key on a local document or in your mind, congratulations. You can directly restore the key from your backup.

Step 1. Open the document file which stores your software key.

Step 2. Copy and use the software license key to unlock software or re-activate the software.

Document with software key

Note that it doesn't matter if you didn't save the activation key of your installed applications on a computer. You may directly follow Method 2 or Method 3 for help.

Method 2. Find Software License Ket with 1-Click License Key Finder Software

The other efficient method that you can turn to a reliable product key finder. Here, we will show you the complete process of finding a software key with a 1-click software license key finder - EaseUS Key Finder.

It will automatically scan and find the license code of your installed software and applications. Besides finding a software key, you can also use it to:

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Let's see how to find your software license key with one click:

Step 1. Click "Application" tab under "Registry Key".

find software product key 1

Step 2. View Applications Registry Keys on the right panel. EaseUS Key Finder will show all keys of installed software. Copy the targeted serial numbers. Also, you can click "Print" or "Save".

find software product key 2

Method 3. Find Software License Key from Software Providers/Manufacturers

The last solution for your software key restoring is to contact the software provider and request the support or service team to help.

Basically, you have three options to find the software key:

  1. 1. Visit the software product page, log in and find the software license key.
  2. 2. Email the software producer and request for resending the license key.
  3. 3. Call the support team of your purchased software and request the key.

Visit Product page and find softeware serial key

Note that, if your software has expired, you need to re-serial the product to make the serial key work again.

Bonus Tip: Back-Up Important Serial Key

According to most computer users, it's always suggested that you create a backup of essential software license keys timely.

You can try the next tips to back up a key:

  • Back up and save the software into a local document file.
  • Never delete the email with the product key in your mailbox. 
  • Register the software with a user account.
  • Upload and back up the product key in your cloud drive or an external hard drive.

Finding Software License Key Is Not Complex, Go and Find It Now

As long as the software license key is important, especially for software reactivation after reinstallation or migration, go and follow the methods provided on this page to find your key now.

For the easiest software key finder, EaseUS Key Finder won't let you down.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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