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MY COMPUTER CRASHED A WHILE BACK. I AM TRYING TO REINSTALL MY OMNIFORM 5.0 I HAVE BOX, BOOKS AND CD AND I DO NOT SEEM TO BE ABLE TO LOCATE THE SERIAL NUMBER. WHERE DO I LOOK? JACK JACOBSON JJJACOBSON@PEOPLEPC.COM

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I've seen serial numbers in may places: on the CD itself, printed on the CD sleeve, on a sticker somewhere on the manual, or on a separate sheet included with all the other paperwork. If you are completely unable to find the serial number, you might be able to get help from the publisher if they have a technical assistance number.

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