i have just purchased xp pro and have installed it as a upgrade on my system running xp when i did the final boot to xp pro there was no activation icon in the task bar is this ok i presume i dont have to activate because i already have a legal copy of 98 help much appreciated
john1000, I can't speak for your mate, but I have a legit copy of Xp home, never activated it and never had ANY emails from MS. I had a problem about a year ago and got intouch with MS and they replied, and still never had any other contact. When I do a format/re-install, I never get asked for the Code number. I don't know if thats the way it is or not. Try it and leave it for 30 days as thats the time period that I have hear you have got to activate it.