How many times can I use a Windows 98SE CD before it Quits Working?
Posted on 2003-03-21
Hi, I have 12 computers now and 3 more on the way. I know this sounds stupid but I wouldn't ask if I knew the answer. I am trying to gain real world experience with these, that I wouldn't be able to get otherwise. I have 2 with Win2Kpro,1 with Win ME, and 2 with Win SE. I have installed SE on 2 of them, with no problems. I have a brand new copy of Win XP Pro, and 2 Evaluation CDs of Win 2KPro. I am going to keep 4 of these for use in my own family and I wonder if the win98se will keep on working with the same product key used on all of them. I'm doing all kinds of changes, swapping drives etc. and in the end I would like to have the Winse on the ones I keep for myself. Will it work indefinately? Do I have to erase it off the ones I finally sell? Should I go ahead and use the 2kpro evaluation disks to get them up and running, and usable,and save the 98se? Can I make a copy of it legally? I heard the XP only works once, and then you call microsoft and get a new key number,(at their discretion). Also heard 98SE would quit at some point. I saw a website that said you could install 98SE in DOS mode and it would work forever, but this sounds like it might take a while. I'm open to any and all suggestions. Thanks kingsalmon