sky42 January 24, 2010 at 11:32:09 Specs: XP Home, 1.6/256
This machine boots OK until I get this message: Due to major HW changes this version of windows must be re-activated within three days. Do you want to re-activate now?" I do not know when these HW changes were made but the system will not respond to keyboard inputs. It appears to be frozen, as if the 3 day period has passed. How can I get around this problem so I can activate the system?
The computer came to me with a bad motherboard, which I replaced. The HDD has a functioning copy of XP on it. All the BIOS info is correct. I know that XP will not transfer to a new mobo - it has to be re-installed. I did not expect to see this message, I thought it would not boot at all. I have the original installation disk but not the product code. If I could extract it I could re-install the O.S.
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