When my latest XP Pro SP2 wonder machine went down recently I had to restore to service my old Win 98SE computer. during it's life it had been upgraded to Win XP home and although only equipped with dial up kept me in touch while I resolved the problems with the other machine. Unfortunately this machine required the OS to be re-installed after a problem and although I have the original Win 98SE disk and the XP upgrade disk I cannot find the product key for the 98SE copy and I am told that as the XP is an upgrade I must install 98SE first. Is there any way to find the product key for the 98SE disk, I tried the MS site but they apparently no longer support 98, any advice would be appreciated. Mike H.
Thanks for your responses, much appreciated, I tried the suggested fix and sure enough the 98SE disk was requested and the XP installation commenced, however during the install many of the files could or would not copy so at the end of the installation I got the windows is shutting down to prevent damage screen, any ideas?