What will help me get a product key code?


I have a legal copy of Windows 98 and need to reinstall it on my computer, but have lost the original book with the product code. Is the code in the registry somewhere and if so where? I can convert it to ASCII, EBCDIC, or whatever. The actual problem is that the computer boots to a prompt askinf which mode to boot in: Safe or Normal. I am not sure what happened to cause this and there is not important data on the machine. Can you help me?


This question was answered on November 28, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Call Microsoft customer service and explain your problem and they will be able to help you to get your product key code Safe Mode starts Windows 98 with a mininum default configuration to give you an opportunity to correct an error in the configuration Only the mouse, keyboard, and standard VGA drives are loaded

Curt Thompson (student)

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 28, 2003