I was recently given a PC by my cousin with Windows XP on it. Everything worked OK for around 3 weeks but last week I began getting the message, at log in stage, "this copy of windows needs to be activated within 7 days". When I tried to do this, it asked for the Product key which I dont have so i bypassed the message for the time being. However, now the 7 days are up and i cant log in at all. Is there anything I can do? My cousin is an IT guy and Im sure he would have told me if I had needed to do anything
Thanks everyone. I obtained a copy of xp from work and have now installed that. Only problem is that I've now lost everything that was on before. the desktop was completely 100% blank! Good job I hadnt had it long so I didnt have a huge amount of my own stuff on there. What a wally!