XP to replace 98



zootalors
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
I have lost my recovery cd for my hp windows 98 machine.
could a person create a recovery cd from xp and use it to reformat in xp?
I have an xp machine with a partioned hard drive, so creating the cd is not
a problem.
Also can a recovery cd be created from the windows 98 machine?
It hasn't crashed..just has to much bs to run effectively. Personally I
like 98 better than XP.

D.Currie
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
"zootalors" <zootalors@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FA6B9ECF-C57F-4422-A842-3A6D8AA884D8@microsoft.com...
>I have lost my recovery cd for my hp windows 98 machine.
> could a person create a recovery cd from xp and use it to reformat in xp?

You could format the drive using a simple boot floppy, but then you'd have
an empty hard drive. Making a CD just to format the drive is probably more
complicated than it needs to be.


> I have an xp machine with a partioned hard drive, so creating the cd is
> not
> a problem.

Not sure what a partitioned hard drive has to do with it. To create any sort
of CD, you'd need a writeable CD drive. The number of partitions on the hard
drive doesn't make any difference at all.


> Also can a recovery cd be created from the windows 98 machine?

Only if HP gave you a way to do so. You'd have to check with them. There's
no way to do it with a standard install of Windows. And then, of course,
you'd need a writeable CD drive to make the disk itself.


> It hasn't crashed..just has to much bs to run effectively. Personally I
> like 98 better than XP.

BigJim
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
you can make a copy of any 98 or 98se cd for anyone. You have the cd key
stored on your system all you have to do
is retrieve it. There are a few programs on the net which are free that will
let you. Just find a friend and with 98 and make
a copy. Then search the net for a retrieval tool program to get you original
cd key.


"zootalors" <zootalors@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FA6B9ECF-C57F-4422-A842-3A6D8AA884D8@microsoft.com...
>I have lost my recovery cd for my hp windows 98 machine.
> could a person create a recovery cd from xp and use it to reformat in xp?
> I have an xp machine with a partioned hard drive, so creating the cd is
> not
> a problem.
> Also can a recovery cd be created from the windows 98 machine?
> It hasn't crashed..just has to much bs to run effectively. Personally I
> like 98 better than XP.

BigJim
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
Here are some simple instructions for getting your key/



A. For older versions of Windows you can extract the product key from the
Windows Registry. Click on the Start button > on the menu click on Run and
then type regedit and press enter or click on OK.

For Windows 95 and Windows 98, browse to this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProductID

"zootalors" <zootalors@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FA6B9ECF-C57F-4422-A842-3A6D8AA884D8@microsoft.com...
>I have lost my recovery cd for my hp windows 98 machine.
> could a person create a recovery cd from xp and use it to reformat in xp?
> I have an xp machine with a partioned hard drive, so creating the cd is
> not
> a problem.
> Also can a recovery cd be created from the windows 98 machine?
> It hasn't crashed..just has to much bs to run effectively. Personally I
> like 98 better than XP.

BigJim
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
If you don't want to muck around in the registry
click on the link below to get a tool.


http://www.angelfire.com/va3/vic3/winkeys.htm



"zootalors" <zootalors@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FA6B9ECF-C57F-4422-A842-3A6D8AA884D8@microsoft.com...
>I have lost my recovery cd for my hp windows 98 machine.
> could a person create a recovery cd from xp and use it to reformat in xp?
> I have an xp machine with a partioned hard drive, so creating the cd is
> not
> a problem.
> Also can a recovery cd be created from the windows 98 machine?
> It hasn't crashed..just has to much bs to run effectively. Personally I
> like 98 better than XP.

zootalors
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
This may be a stupid question, but what do I do with this key after I get it?

"zootalors" wrote:

> I have lost my recovery cd for my hp windows 98 machine.
> could a person create a recovery cd from xp and use it to reformat in xp?
> I have an xp machine with a partioned hard drive, so creating the cd is not
> a problem.
> Also can a recovery cd be created from the windows 98 machine?
> It hasn't crashed..just has to much bs to run effectively. Personally I
> like 98 better than XP.

BigJim
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
write it down and get yourself a copy of 98 from a friend.
You can copy an original 98 or 98se disk to a blank cdr.
It is not copy protected. The cd key may be on the outside of the case.

"zootalors" <zootalors@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FA6B9ECF-C57F-4422-A842-3A6D8AA884D8@microsoft.com...
>I have lost my recovery cd for my hp windows 98 machine.
> could a person create a recovery cd from xp and use it to reformat in xp?
> I have an xp machine with a partioned hard drive, so creating the cd is
> not
> a problem.
> Also can a recovery cd be created from the windows 98 machine?
> It hasn't crashed..just has to much bs to run effectively. Personally I
> like 98 better than XP.

zootalors
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
Thanks

"BigJim" wrote:

> write it down and get yourself a copy of 98 from a friend.
> You can copy an original 98 or 98se disk to a blank cdr.
> It is not copy protected. The cd key may be on the outside of the case.
>
> "zootalors" <zootalors@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:FA6B9ECF-C57F-4422-A842-3A6D8AA884D8@microsoft.com...
> >I have lost my recovery cd for my hp windows 98 machine.
> > could a person create a recovery cd from xp and use it to reformat in xp?
> > I have an xp machine with a partioned hard drive, so creating the cd is
> > not
> > a problem.
> > Also can a recovery cd be created from the windows 98 machine?
> > It hasn't crashed..just has to much bs to run effectively. Personally I
> > like 98 better than XP.
>
>
>

Ron Sommer
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
Look on the 98 machine and see if there is a recovery partition.
--
Ron Sommer

"zootalors" <zootalors@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FA6B9ECF-C57F-4422-A842-3A6D8AA884D8@microsoft.com...
>I have lost my recovery cd for my hp windows 98 machine.
> could a person create a recovery cd from xp and use it to reformat in xp?
> I have an xp machine with a partioned hard drive, so creating the cd is
> not
> a problem.
> Also can a recovery cd be created from the windows 98 machine?
> It hasn't crashed..just has to much bs to run effectively. Personally I
> like 98 better than XP.

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
zootalors wrote:
> I have lost my recovery cd for my hp windows 98 machine.
> could a person create a recovery cd from xp and use it to reformat in xp?
> I have an xp machine with a partioned hard drive, so creating the cd is not
> a problem.
> Also can a recovery cd be created from the windows 98 machine?
> It hasn't crashed..just has to much bs to run effectively. Personally I
> like 98 better than XP.


If, as it seems from your post, that you intend to use a copy of WinXP
that you already have installed on another computer, you can't.

You'll need to purchase a separate WinXP license for each computer
on which you install it.

Just as it has *always* been with *all* Microsoft operating
systems, it's necessary (to be in compliance with both the EULA and U.S.
copyright law http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/117.html), if not
technically) to purchase one WinXP license for each computer on which it
is installed. (Consult an attorney versed in copyright law to determine
final applicability in your locale.) The only way in which WinXP
licensing differs from that of earlier versions of Windows is that
Microsoft has finally added a copy protection and anti-theft mechanism,
Product Activation, to prevent (or at least make more difficult)
multiple installations using a single license.

One can buy additional licenses, assuming one already has a retail
license. Naturally, Microsoft cannot sell additional OEM licenses. Be
aware, however, that you'll probably pay more this way than you would if
you were to buy a second copy of WinXP from a discount retailer;
Microsoft will only offer you a 15% discount off their MSRP.

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Home Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/addlic.asp

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Professional
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/addlic.asp


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Javelin3o4
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
"zootalors" wrote:
> Thanks
>
> "BigJim" wrote:
>
> > write it down and get yourself a copy of 98 from a friend.
> > You can copy an original 98 or 98se disk to a blank cdr.
> > It is not copy protected. The cd key may be on the outside
> of the case.
> >
> > "zootalors" &lt;zootalors@discussions.microsoft.com&gt; wrote in message
> > news:FA6B9ECF-C57F-4422-A842-3A6D8AA884D8@microsoft.com...
> &nbsp;> >I have lost my recovery cd for my hp windows 98
> machine.
> &nbsp;> > could a person create a recovery cd from xp and use
> it to reformat in xp?
> &nbsp;> > I have an xp machine with a partioned hard drive, so
> creating the cd is
> &nbsp;> > not
> &nbsp;> > a problem.
> &nbsp;> > Also can a recovery cd be created from the windows
> 98 machine?
> &nbsp;> > It hasn't crashed..just has to much bs to run
> effectively. Personally I
> &nbsp;> > like 98 better than XP.
> >
> >
> >

you can get your win98 product key buy clicking on

START

RUN

Type "Regedit" in the run box (without quotes) and press Enter

Click Edit

Find

type "ProductKey" (without quotes) and press enter..

After a few sec or so it should display a registry entry on the right
window with your cdkey

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