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I purchased my windows xp pro for my laptop and had the product key written down and have missed placed the key my laptop is asking for the product key and i dont have it if anyone could plz help me!
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I have a windows xp pro cd and i had the product key and i have missed placed the key i have installed xp and it is now asking me for my product key and i just want to stop installing qindows xp and just put indows 98 back on i have both cds
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I have a windows xp pro cd and i had the product key and i have missed placed the key i have installed xp and it is now asking me for my product key and i just want to stop installing qindows xp and just put indows 98 back on i have both cds
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Remove the XP CD

Insert the 98 CD and reboot

If it says about another version of windows being there, (it shouldn't), you may need to wipe the drive

You can contact Microsoft about replacing the product key for the XP CD
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How do i wipe the drive? and what affects will it have on the computer?
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You probably won't need to because XP was not installed. If you boot the PC with the 98 CD in it should install

Post back if 98 will not install, or it says windows is already installed
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running95, there was some software I used once that tells you your Product Key upon installation. I no longer have the software, but if I do find it I will happily post the link.
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I did put the (8 cd in and its has no effect it goes back to the Xp setup and ask to put in the Xp cd and click ok i do that and then it ask for the product key
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Use the computer you are on now to get this, either version, boot the other PC with that in the drive

http://dban.sourceforge.net/

Are you sure the product key is not on the tower
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Im sure i went to the website and put the file on an cd-r and it still did nothing
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Boot the PC and keep tapping the delete key, check the boot order is CD ROM then hard drive, press F10 if you change anything, type Y to confirm then press enter
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Check this is how you did it

Q: How do I make a bootable CD with the ISO file?

A: Download the ISO file to your desktop and double-click it.

If nothing happens when you double-click the ISO file, then you must obtain CD burning software, like one of these products:

CDBurnerXP (Gratis)
VSO Blindwrite (Shareware)
Nero Burning ROM (Shareware)
Roxio Easy Writer (Commercial)
If you burn DBAN to CD-R and see just one file when you open the CD-R afterwards, then you have burned DBAN incorrectly.

Use the cdrecord command if you have a Linux computer.

DBAN may not boot if you modify the ISO file or filesystem layout in any way, like by injecting files.
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So i tapped the delete key and it came up with a prompt screen and i pressed f10 and went to boot and chose hardrive (3) and saved and exited is that correct?
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No, it has to be CD ROM drive first, then hard drive
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It is
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