How to find Adobe Acrobat X license key?

How to find my Adobe Acrobat X license key?

Recently, we have to help upgrade a user’s PC from Windows XP to Windows 7.  We have noticed on this user’s computer, it has the Adobe Acrobat X Pro software installed on it.  Since we do not have the original Adobe Acrobat X license key, we have to find a way to retrieved the current license key from the Windows XP machine.

That’s when we started to search online for a solution on how to retrieve Adobe Acrobat X license key from a machine.

There were a few solutions.

1 – If you use and remember your Adobe Licensing account, you can log into the Adobe website and find out the license key.  In our case, we do not have this.

2 – Use some kind of Product key finder software.

There were a lot of these Product Key Finder software on the internet.  We tested a few and most of them are for an older versions of Adobe Acrobat.  E.g. Adobe Acrobat 8 or 9.  We need to be able to retrieved the license key for Adobe Acrobat X.   On our fifth test, we finally found one that worked!  It is called “Belarc Advisor“.

Step 1 – Download the Belarc Advisor software to the Windows XP machine where Adobe Acrobat X is installed

Step 2 – Install and run the Belarc Advisor software

Step 3 – On their output page, it will list all the product keys it found on the Windows XP machine.

Step 4 – Write down the Adobe Acrobat X key and use that to install on the Windows 7 or Windows 8 machine.