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Is posssible to find out the code for a legal Windows ME disc, as I need to reload ME because the original has been damaged
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If you are able to load windows, even in Safe Mode, you can extract the Product Activation key from the registry. Run Regedit and browse to the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

Highlight CurrentVersion and look at the right pane for the entry "ProductKey". The value therein is your Product Activation key.

If you are unable to load windows, bring the computer to a Command prompt by pressing F8 during Startup. If you cannot bring the computer to a command prommpt you will need to boot the computer with a startup diskette and bring the computer to a command prompt. With an ME startup diskette you will need to select "Minimum boot, ifyou use a Windows 98 diskette "Comand Prompt without CD support". At the propt type the following pressing Enter after each line:

C:
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CD\Windows\Command
Find /I "ProductKey" C:\Windows\System.dat

The ProductKey will be dysplayed. It is a 25 alphanumeric number separated by hyphens.
 

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You can't get to command prompt with F8 as ME doesn't have Real Dos. You need a start floppy which takes you to an A: prompt; you will then be able to get to C: from there.

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Is normal. When you type cd\windows\command, the prompt should change to the C:\Windows\Command prompt. Then you can type the Find Command.
 

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johnni said:
You can't get to command prompt with F8 as ME doesn't have Real Dos. You need a start floppy which takes you to an A: prompt; you will then be able to get to C: from there.

johnni
You are completely right. Thanks!
 
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