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Big problem no windows 98 un-locking Key

I want to install Windows XP over Windows 98. The problem, over the
years I've lost the Windows 98 un-locking product key. How can
this problem be resolved?

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If the windows xp isn't an upgrade from 98 then it will install on your computer over the 98 without problem, bearing in mind that all information on the disk will be lost once you format it with the disk, but if it's an upgrade disk you might have to check with your friends to see if they have the same version of 98, the other thing if the computer came with 98 installed the product key should be on the case on the back or the side is normal postioning for this altho some techs use to put in the inside of the case.
hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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