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I have an e machine that was given to me and when i start the system is asking for authencity number and the one it has it would not let you go in it was before windows xp thats the authencity number but someone converted it into windows 98 please help me

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Do you mean a password, or the program key? A freeware program called Belarc Advisor will give you whatever program keys are left on your computer, as well as identifying all hardware and software. Try that.

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