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Old October 2nd 07, 01:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
gchelp
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Default Unable to key product key off my Certificate of Authenticity.

I have a legit product key that I got when I bought my computer many many
years ago. I decided to wipe my hard drive and format it again and then
reload Windows 98. When it asked me for the Windows Product Key I entered it
exactly as it is on my Certificate of Authenticity and I do not have enough
keystrokes for it to take the number? Does anyone have any knowledge on who
I can contact at Microsoft to find out what to do?
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Old October 2nd 07, 02:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
98 Guy
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Default Unable to key product key off my Certificate of Authenticity.

gchelp wrote:

When it asked me for the Windows Product Key I entered it
exactly as it is on my Certificate of Authenticity and I
do not have enough keystrokes for it to take the number?


Don't waste your time trying to get help from Microsoft (which you
won't get without paying $$$ for it).

Just pick a win-98 product key from one of these web pages:

http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/hyak...ft_serialz.pdf

http://www.psico.univ.trieste.it/pub...8_serials.html

http://lolekserwer.friko.pl/LOLEK/NS/SN.txt
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Old October 2nd 07, 05:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
gchelp
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Default Unable to key product key off my Certificate of Authenticity.



"gchelp" wrote:

I have a legit product key that I got when I bought my computer many many
years ago. I decided to wipe my hard drive and format it again and then
reload Windows 98. When it asked me for the Windows Product Key I entered it
exactly as it is on my Certificate of Authenticity and I do not have enough
keystrokes for it to take the number? Does anyone have any knowledge on who
I can contact at Microsoft to find out what to do?

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Old October 2nd 07, 05:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
dadiOH
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Default Unable to key product key off my Certificate of Authenticity.

gchelp wrote:
I have a legit product key that I got when I bought my computer
many many years ago. I decided to wipe my hard drive and format it
again and then reload Windows 98. When it asked me for the Windows
Product Key I entered it exactly as it is on my Certificate of
Authenticity and I do not have enough keystrokes for it to take the
number? Does anyone have any knowledge on who I can contact at
Microsoft to find out what to do?


If you were entering the dashes, don't.


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Old October 2nd 07, 09:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Don Phillipson
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Default Unable to key product key off my Certificate of Authenticity.

"gchelp" wrote in message
...

I have a legit product key that I got when I bought my computer many many
years ago. I decided to wipe my hard drive and format it again and then
reload Windows 98. When it asked me for the Windows Product Key I entered

it
exactly as it is on my Certificate of Authenticity and I do not have

enough
keystrokes for it to take the number?


There are two numbers . . .
The MS Product ID is all-numeric, 20 digits, grouped 5-3-7-5.
The KS Product Key is alphanumeric, 25 characters, grouped 5-5-5-5-5.
You were supplied with both numbers on purchasing from MS: but as
posted elsewhere you can use "generic" numbers instead.

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Old October 10th 07, 07:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
[email protected]
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Default Unable to key product key off my Certificate of Authenticity.

On Oct 2, 5:56 am, gchelp wrote:
I have a legitproductkeythat I got when I bought my computer many many
years ago. I decided to wipe my hard drive and format it again and then
reloadWindows98. When it asked me for theWindowsProductKeyI entered it
exactly as it is on my Certificate of Authenticity and I do not have enough
keystrokes for it to take the number? Does anyone have any knowledge on who
I can contact at Microsoft to find out what to do?


Had the same problem. Called Microsoft, they gave me a *generic* key
that they
said would work with *all* CDs, and said, "feel free to pass this on".
I guess since they don't support it anymore, there's no reason to keep
it a
secret anymore. Anyway, the generic key is:
VP9VV-VJW7Q-MHY6W-JK47R-M2KGJ
Be sure you look closely at the letters. On my LCD monitor, it is
difficult
to see the difference between the single letter W and VV, which is two
letters "V".
In the first block, VP9 is followed by two V's. The rest are W's.

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Old October 17th 07, 04:42 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
hailey's comet
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Default Unable to key product key off my Certificate of Authenticity.

Just wanted to say a THANK YOU,you saved me from having to buy another
windows for a computer I am giving away. I had contacted dell, microsoft and
you rescued me!!!!!




" wrote:

On Oct 2, 5:56 am, gchelp wrote:
I have a legitproductkeythat I got when I bought my computer many many
years ago. I decided to wipe my hard drive and format it again and then
reloadWindows98. When it asked me for theWindowsProductKeyI entered it
exactly as it is on my Certificate of Authenticity and I do not have enough
keystrokes for it to take the number? Does anyone have any knowledge on who
I can contact at Microsoft to find out what to do?


Had the same problem. Called Microsoft, they gave me a *generic* key
that they
said would work with *all* CDs, and said, "feel free to pass this on".
I guess since they don't support it anymore, there's no reason to keep
it a
secret anymore. Anyway, the generic key is:
VP9VV-VJW7Q-MHY6W-JK47R-M2KGJ
Be sure you look closely at the letters. On my LCD monitor, it is
difficult
to see the difference between the single letter W and VV, which is two
letters "V".
In the first block, VP9 is followed by two V's. The rest are W's.


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Old October 18th 07, 12:50 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
PCR
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Default Unable to key product key off my Certificate of Authenticity.

hailey's comet wrote:
| Just wanted to say a THANK YOU,you saved me from having to buy another
| windows for a computer I am giving away. I had contacted dell,
| microsoft and you rescued me!!!!!

He's not here anymore! But I will forward your response to Sing Sing
prison!

| " wrote:
|
| On Oct 2, 5:56 am, gchelp wrote:
| I have a legitproductkeythat I got when I bought my computer many
| many years ago. I decided to wipe my hard drive and format it
| again and then reloadWindows98. When it asked me for
| theWindowsProductKeyI entered it exactly as it is on my
| Certificate of Authenticity and I do not have enough keystrokes
| for it to take the number? Does anyone have any knowledge on who
| I can contact at Microsoft to find out what to do?
|
| Had the same problem. Called Microsoft, they gave me a *generic* key
| that they
| said would work with *all* CDs, and said, "feel free to pass this
| on". I guess since they don't support it anymore, there's no reason
| to keep it a
| secret anymore. Anyway, the generic key is:
| VP9VV-VJW7Q-MHY6W-JK47R-M2KGJ
| Be sure you look closely at the letters. On my LCD monitor, it is
| difficult
| to see the difference between the single letter W and VV, which is
| two letters "V".
| In the first block, VP9 is followed by two V's. The rest are W's.

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Old October 18th 07, 04:16 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
98 Guy
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Default Unable to key product key off my Certificate of Authenticity.


... Had the same problem. Called Microsoft, they gave me a
... *generic* key that they said would work with *all* CDs,
... and said, "feel free to pass this on". I guess since
... they don't support it anymore, there's no reason to
... keep it a secret anymore. Anyway, the generic key is:
...
... VP9VV-VJW7Q-MHY6W-JK47R-M2KGJ

The same explanation (March 28, 2007) for that product key can be
found he

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-95...-vredir-5.html

It can also be found in this web-forum thread:

http://www.computertrouble.co.uk/for...pic.php?t=2695

It was listed (inadvertently) as part of a Belarc Advisor system
information dump on Feb 7, 2006.

I doubt there is/was anything called a "generic" win-98 key (unless
possibly an MSDN key -?).

It looks to have been inadvertently been made public early last year.
The MVP's can put forward their own explanation - if they want.

A google search for more postings of dumps made by Belarc Advisor
turns up the following:

http://info.weba.com.pl/komputery/(Marcin).htm
Key: F73HC-XYXR3-R34GV-B4F9M-XWTR8

http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=39458
Key: P8M8D-X9F2M-37GPT-MKTMV-VVX8T

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Windows-9...-problem-4.htm
Key: VTXBY-99K94-9C6CW-Q2FR4-8Q4VQ

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win98/1171609464
Key: BCM7H-BH7XW-JQC9R-Y3GDB-26B93

http://www.5starsupport.com/ipboard/...php?t2026.html
Key: KXX9H-QVH8V-RP4VR-2XQ9X-VW2JH

There are lots more examples:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...re+Licenses%22
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Old October 19th 07, 02:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
PCR
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Default Unable to key product key off my Certificate of Authenticity.

98 Guy wrote:
| ... Had the same problem. Called Microsoft, they gave me a
| ... *generic* key that they said would work with *all* CDs,
| ... and said, "feel free to pass this on". I guess since
| ... they don't support it anymore, there's no reason to
| ... keep it a secret anymore. Anyway, the generic key is:
| ...
| ... VP9VV-VJW7Q-MHY6W-JK47R-M2KGJ
|
| The same explanation (March 28, 2007) for that product key can be
| found he
|
|
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-95...-vredir-5.html
|
| It can also be found in this web-forum thread:
|
| http://www.computertrouble.co.uk/for...pic.php?t=2695
|
| It was listed (inadvertently) as part of a Belarc Advisor system
| information dump on Feb 7, 2006.
|
| I doubt there is/was anything called a "generic" win-98 key (unless
| possibly an MSDN key -?).

This is the first I heard of a "generic" I think. But, I do understand
more than one key will work for the same Setup.exe. It isn't really a
unique one per Setup!

| It looks to have been inadvertently been made public early last year.
| The MVP's can put forward their own explanation - if they want.

They appear all to be busy hunting down thanatoid & billpfeifer who has
escaped now!

| A google search for more postings of dumps made by Belarc Advisor
| turns up the following:
|
| http://info.weba.com.pl/komputery/(Marcin).htm
| Key: F73HC-XYXR3-R34GV-B4F9M-XWTR8
|
| http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=39458
| Key: P8M8D-X9F2M-37GPT-MKTMV-VVX8T
|
| http://en.allexperts.com/q/Windows-9...-problem-4.htm
| Key: VTXBY-99K94-9C6CW-Q2FR4-8Q4VQ
|
| http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win98/1171609464
| Key: BCM7H-BH7XW-JQC9R-Y3GDB-26B93
|
| http://www.5starsupport.com/ipboard/...php?t2026.html
| Key: KXX9H-QVH8V-RP4VR-2XQ9X-VW2JH
|
| There are lots more examples:
|
|
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...re+Licenses%22

Yep-- I see what you are saying! Everyone who posted his full Belarc
Advisor output to the NET-- has posted his ProductKey! Yikes! We must
build more prisons immediately!


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Naturally, you will not sue,
Should things get worse after this,
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