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Mistake install My kids have an old computer that is strictly for kids software. Like a dufus, I installed my copy of Windows xp on there Dell Computer that was designed for Windows 98. (I thought this would make their computer better-duh) Now half of their little games do not work and their monitor is not compatible. I no longer have the Windows 98 cd, but the product key is affixed to the side. Is there a way to get a replacement cd?

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You could reformat the hard drive. Do you have a start up disk for windows 98? run fdisk at the A:/ in dos. if you dont know how to reformat the hard drive, you could buy a new hard drive and put it in, then put windows xp in cd and let it run, it will install all drivers, and will run better then windows 98, windows xp is better. if you can upgrade the memory in your computer it will run faster and work better.

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Hey, you can probably buy a windows 98se copy from ebay
or with some luck from a local pc shop / repair shop.

Microsoft stoped supporting windows 98 many years ago, and its no longer in production. So my guess is no.

Your best shot is to get it used.

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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