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    resetting pc back to factory settings
    « on: September 18, 2019, 02:20:27 AM »
    Hi If you have a win98 disk, do you still need the product key?  My code does not seam to work when using the built in program.  Do I have to go into the bios to use the disk.  Any help appreciated.  ::)

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    Re: resetting pc back to factory settings
    « Reply #1 on: September 18, 2019, 06:03:55 PM »
    Hi If you have a win98 disk, do you still need the product key?  Yes you do but it is a product key only it doesn't need to activate on the internet like windows XP and later
    My code does not seam to work when using the built in program.  Not sure what you mean. Windows 98 was on a CD and the cover/case had the product key printed on it. If you don't have the case or product key then the disk isn't much use

    Do I have to go into the bios to use the disk. Depends on the computer if it has an option in the bios to boot from cd, if not you will need a floppy disk with cd support and then run setup from the CD. You can get the boot disk image from here
      http://bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm


    Any help appreciated.  ::) You are most welcome
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      Re: resetting pc back to factory settings
      « Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 10:34:53 AM »
      Thanks for reply. :)

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      Re: resetting pc back to factory settings
      « Reply #3 on: September 20, 2019, 05:37:37 PM »
      Why reply on quotes ? ?
      Kinda wierd
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      Re: resetting pc back to factory settings
      « Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 11:12:37 PM »
      Sorry Patio, Is this better

      Hi If you have a win98 disk, do you still need the product key?  Yes you do but it is a product key only it doesn't need to activate on the internet like windows XP and later
      My code does not seam to work when using the built in program.  Not sure what you mean. Windows 98 was on a CD and the cover/case had the product key printed on it. If you don't have the case or product key then the disk isn't much use

      Do I have to go into the bios to use the disk. Depends on the computer if it has an option in the bios to boot from cd, if not you will need a floppy disk with cd support and then run setup from the CD. You can get the boot disk image from here
        http://bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
      You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
      ― John Bunyan

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      Re: resetting pc back to factory settings
      « Reply #5 on: September 21, 2019, 08:28:28 AM »
      Whatever floats your boat...
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        Re: resetting pc back to factory settings
        « Reply #6 on: October 07, 2019, 03:09:42 PM »
        Guys have found correct code.  System now loaded with win98 and MS office 2000.  I will have some more queries I am sure.

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        Re: resetting pc back to factory settings
        « Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 04:08:18 PM »
        Glad yer back up and running...
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