Recently I had to re-install XP and now it says my software is illegal? It came with my computer! Anyhow I mailed microsoft activation twice and have yet to recieve a reply! Does anyone know of the Uk telephone number to do activation that way?
I ended up having the same sort of problem as yourself.I removed IE8 and went back to IE7 and Microsoft would not let me run any updates.Tried everything ,no change.So I ran Dial a fix pressed the green arrow and pressed start.Then tried the updates but no different.Then went to Control panel Internet options,Advanced and pressed reset.This resets IE7 to its original state.You have to go into add-ons and enable them all again.Then ran the Microsoft updates and it worked Okay. And if you have spywareblaster downloaded you have to go into that and enable all protection again.