This is not a Windows 98 issue.
It may be that you installed a (really) old 1.41 update version that was unserialized. These disks were intended to be installed ‘over top’ of a 1.40 version, and would ‘assume’ the existing serial number.
You will need to do one of:
– Locate your latest (1.41b) diskettes and install them
– Copy the NV program files from the old machine to the new one
(Unlikely if the box bit the dust)
– Locate a backup of the NV program directory from the old box and
copy it into the new machine’s NV directory
(Again unlikely – most people didn’t backup the program directory)
– Purchase replacement program disks from Q.W.Page