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product i.d.# ?


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03-15-02, 09:06 PM   #1  
product i.d.# ?

my brother and i both have windows 98.he has lost his product i.d.#.i'm helping him reload windows.will my product i.d.# work on his puter? thanks.

 
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03-15-02, 10:16 PM   #2  
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Welllll...

It shouldn’t. But you never know so try it. The worse thing that is going to happen is it won’t accept the number and your right back where you started. It’s in the registry somewhere but I will have to research it and let you know within the next 20 hours. One of the more software orientated guys here may know how to dig it out. Stby…

 
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03-16-02, 01:20 AM   #3  
Boot to Real DOS then Input the following commands.
: - comment is not a command.

[code]
: - ensure C:\WINDOWS\COMAND is in DOS path.
: - if install drive differs alter drive letter to suit.
; - if windows folder differs alter to suit.

path

: - wasn't in path
: - if install drive differs alter drive letter to suit.
; - if windows folder differs alter to suit.

path=%path%;c:\windows\command

: - get info - from c:\windows\system.dat or c:\system.1st or both
: - change drive letter to suit
: - change windows folder to suit

regedit /l:c:\windows\system.dat /e c:\foo.tmp HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsCurrentVersion
find "Product" c\foo.tmp
del c:\foo.tmp

: - else try system.1st
: - change drive letter to suit.

regedit /l:c:\system.1st /e c:\bar.tmp HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
find "Product" c:\bar.tmp
del c:\bar.tmp

[/code]

 
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