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by jmuchel / June 18, 2005 6:16 AM PDT

I am reinstalling Win 98 on an old PC. I can't find the case with the product key. I already formatted the hard drive. Is it possible to find the key on the CD?


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No. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2005 6:23 AM PDT
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The CDs are just duplicates of each other. If you registered your ownership, Microsoft will give you a new key for about 35 bucks.


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Too late
by El Alquimista / June 18, 2005 1:19 PM PDT
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Had you checked before reformatting your drive, there are several utilities, such as Belarc Advisor, that could have recovered your key from your installation. Now you must to go to Microsoft as Bob suggested.

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