Recovering product keys for windows 98

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Recovering product keys for windows 98

If you have to find the product key in Windows 98, there are a few choices for the process to take.  The first two can be accomplished without third party software, and the last is by simply downloading the program from the site listed, and following the instructions included.  Since the security for Windows 98 doesn’t extend to the console user, the first two options should work for most cases.  Keyfinder programs are geared towards newer Windows versions, such as XP and Vista, but they will work for the older versions as well.

1. Click START >> RUN.
2. Type regedit.
3. Click OK.
4. Browse through to the key labeled:
Write this key down, and keep it safe.

Another option:
1. Open a DOS box.
2. Type C:>find /i “ProductKey” C:windowssystem.dat

Alternatively, you can use a third party keyfinder. Two excellent choices are:
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder –

This is a useful program for system administrators, regardless of the version of Windows being used.  It contains a full set of documentation to find various product keys for many different versions of Windows, as well as many other product keys, such as Office.

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