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Have Windows 98 no keycode on computer that had been overwritten with linux

I have an old Compaq Pentium processor that I installed Ubuntu linux on. I overwrote the hard drive. I have just reinstalled the original operating system Windows 95 from the F8 prompt in computer setup. I had Windows 98SE on the computer when I overwrote with linux but don't the cdrom. I do have a cd rom for Windows 98 but not the keycode which is lost. How do I get Windows 98 back up

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Tabang kono nawala ang cd keys sa win 98 nako
asa man ko mangit ana

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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A Google search may help but unfortunately we can't give any keys out on here. Its against the rules.

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