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Kelsenellenelvian

[Help] Embed 98 serial?

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OK I know it can be done because I had a disk that never asked for my 98 serial. (lost it due to damage)

My question is this:

How do I add the win98 serial to the disk so it does not ask for it during setup?

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OK I know it can be done because I had a disk that never asked for my 98 serial. (lost it due to damage)

My question is this:

How do I add the win98 serial to the disk so it does not ask for it during setup?

what version of Win98 are you installing, Kelsenellenelvian? Win98 FE (4.10.1998) or Win98 SE (4.10.2222).

note that Win98 OEM serial nos. are not compatible for "retail" editions of Win98 and vice-versa.

OEM editions of Win98 FE/SE use a slightly different install sequence than the retail editions of Win98 FE/SE.

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Whenever you want to setup Win98/98SE/ME, just run:

SETUP MSBATCH.INF /ID /IE /IM /IQ /IS /IW /NM

You can add line above into a dedicated batch file, for convenience.

Notice that SETUP.EXE file name depends on the Win9x OS edition [Full, Upgrade, Updates, OEM, MSDN etc].

It can also be OEMSETUP.EXE, DOSSETUP.EXE etc.

DOSSETUP allows [depending on the 9x OS edition it is run from] to setup from native MS-DOS.

Explanation of all SETUP switches [official + unofficial]:

http://www.mdgx.com/last2.htm#SETUPSW

Hope this helps.

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Whenever you want to setup Win98/98SE/ME, just run:

SETUP MSBATCH.INF /ID /IE /IM /IQ /IS /IW /NM

You can add line above into a dedicated batch file, for convenience.

Notice that SETUP.EXE file name depends on the Win9x OS edition [Full, Upgrade, Updates, OEM, MSDN etc].

It can also be OEMSETUP.EXE, DOSSETUP.EXE etc.

DOSSETUP allows [depending on the 9x OS edition it is run from] to setup from native MS-DOS.

Explanation of all SETUP switches [official + unofficial]:

http://www.mdgx.com/last2.htm#SETUPSW

Hope this helps.

note MDGx that you have to create your own MSBATCH.INF file. Normally that file does not exist when performing Win98fe/se/ME setup. some OEMs do provide an MSBATCH.INF file on their machines but not others.

I believe MS Batch 98 can be used to create an MSBATCH.INF file for Win98 setup. See MS article 214727 on how to do this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/214727/en-us

Also see MS article 263281 on an issue when entering an OEM Product Key when running MSBATCH.INF setup:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/263281/en-us

and look at MS article 182747 on an issue when Win98 setup prompts you to enter TimeZone info:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/182747/en-us

Edited by erpdude8

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ProductKey= entry in msbatch.inf

in what section of the MSBATCH.INF file does the ProductKey line have to be entered? be more specific, LLXX

BTW - the MS Batch 98 tool used to create the MSBATCH.INF file is located on the \Tools\Reskit\Batch\ folder of the Win98 SE CD.

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ProductKey= entry in msbatch.inf

in what section of the MSBATCH.INF file does the ProductKey line have to be entered? be more specific, LLXX

This is the original MSBATCH.INF from MSDN CD-ROM (key Xed):

; MSBATCH.INF
;
; Copyright (c) 1995-1999 Microsoft Corporation.
; All rights reserved.
;

[BatchSetup]
Version=3.0 (32-bit)
SaveDate=04/23/99

[Version]
Signature = "$CHICAGO$"

[Setup]
ProductKey="XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"

Petr

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