Lost Windows 2000 Product Key.
Or, is there even a place to buy an old O/S version like Windows 98 or Windows 2000?
Tried Ebay. All I find are programs to extract your Product Key from a computer that has windows installed.
Looked again. (Hard to come up with a search string since a zillion product says "widows ABC compatible"
Oh, and I found a couple of possibilities on Ebay.
Actually I found out that it is (mostly) not legal to re-purchase software.
The reselling of full retail versions is perfectly legal.
I assume astalavista.box.sk is not good for whatever reason?
Wouldn't the legality of reselling the software depend on the specific license involved? If it's transferable, then it's legal, but if it's non-transferable (as in a lot of OEM stuff, for example), then you'd be violating the license if you gave/sold it to someone else. So, when in doubt, check the license.
If you Google for pages about slipstreaming W2K, you'll find instructions on how to put W2K in "MSDN mode", which doesn't ask for a product key. I've done it and it works. You can burn a new CD with SP4 pre-installed, and no product key.
Why don't you subscribe to MSDN. You will get lots of operating systems to test on.
I took a gamble and called Microsoft. They asked for the CD serial number (on the inside clear ring of the CD) and gave me a Product Key.
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