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Installing windows98 with no code key


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jbigny

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I do not have an operating system on a computer. I tried to install win 98 se but during set up it asked for the 25 digit key code. I lost it. Please hel how can i install witout it.
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You need to contact your local Microsoft Centre to get a product key

Replacement of CD or Product Keys
To replace a CD or Product Key, you must contact PSS. To locate the appropriate phone number for your product, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.micro...;EN-US;CNTACTMS
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I am having the same problem wiyh my 98SE installation but I have been told if you know what & where to to look in by running REGEDIT your key is in the registry some where, I will keep looking myself & If I find out where exactley where to look I will let you know.
Unless some one else out there knows please let us know to save a lot of drama.
Thank You
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Hi,

The product key is located here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion {ProductKey}

Go to Start > Run type in REGEDIT and click on the + to negotiate to WINDOWS then click on the Folder of Current Version not the +

best of luck. :tazz:
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gregbick

Or...you could download Magic Jelly Bean and run it...quick and easy.

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I have located the product key in the regedit, So thanks heaps guys you saved me pulling out the remaining clump of hair I have left

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Thanks wannabe1, great link, saves a lot of bother.
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