How to get a license key

  AJ25 21:30 19 Jun 05

Following 2 days of pain trying to format a HDD and re-install Win 98, I have succeeded with the help pf many on this forum.

One member advised me to make sure I had the license key. Well I knew I had kept everything so would have it.

Now I come to enter the Product Key for my Win 98, I find I don't have it.

What can I do? I have the original CD but can't find the usual MS sticker anywhere

  johnem 21:38 19 Jun 05

AJ2S, have you got the original booklet "Getting started with Microsft Windows 98" ? The product key is usually printed on the front of this booklet. Hope this helps.

  AJ25 21:40 19 Jun 05

Don't recall getting such a book with the kit but will check

  AJ25 21:47 19 Jun 05

Nope. Definately not!I have all the papers I got with the kit and the only Win 98 thing I have is the CD case and the CD.

Any other advices?

  VoG II 21:47 19 Jun 05
  octal 22:01 19 Jun 05

I hope you don't mind me making an observation, how is the key going to be visible in the registry if you haven't got the key in the first place to enter in the registry? Don't forget its a new installation from a reformat.

Ermm, I'm not sure if that makes sense.

  lotvic 22:08 19 Jun 05

that makes sense


Is it W98 or W98se ?

  AJ25 22:12 19 Jun 05

Not sure about all this technical stuff.

Anyway, it is Win 98 SE

  lotvic 22:17 19 Jun 05

I have only just seen your other post, am reading through it now, for the benefit of other members here is the link
click here

  Joe R 22:22 19 Jun 05


can't you take your 98 cd to the pc you are on just now, download the file from VoG™'s posting, and find the serial there.?

  AJ25 22:31 19 Jun 05

Good idea Joe but it just finds the key for the XP machine I am on

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