I have XP Home which is now coming up with this message :
This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. Do you want to activate Windows now? Yes/No
When I click yes, I get the Welcome screen followed by my user name, which I click on but then it takes me back to the above dialog box. It only takes me round in cirlces. How can I get by this and activate Windows?
Okay lets start again, 1. is this an upgrade? 2. is a new pc that came with windows pre installedd? 3. is this pc you have built? 4. dare I ask, did you buy this copy of xp from a reputable souce? That's not meant to be rude.