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dcoons

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I picked up a Frozen computer with winows 98 installed on it and I tried to run a diagnostic disc on it, but when I pressed f2 it asked for the password and I do not have it. This is an Acer Travelmate 730. the previous owner was installing a game and the computer froze, it just displays the acer window.
any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You, DC
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Did you try just hitting "enter"?
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Yes I tried to press enter. I wish it were that easy. There was a line that came up, it said press any key to boot from disk. I had not seen that before, so I pressed a key and it booted from the XP disk and took me to the setup page. I deleted the old partition and created a new one then I was able to install XP home edition and now everything is running great. Except that the XP disk that I used is the one that is installed on my desktop, I don't think you are supposed to install that OS on more that one computer. I think it will only run for 30 days, unless there is some way around that.

Edited by dcoons, 28 December 2006 - 08:02 PM.

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I am sorry, but that is correct. You can basically install XP on the same computer that you used to register it with.

You will need to purchase a new license key from microsoft.
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I will just try to find a copy of Windows 98 second edition and install it on a new partition. So mabe I can avoid the huge license Fee.
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Sounds good.. let me know how it goes.
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