I have just bought a 2nd hand laptop for my fathers xmas but xp has 30 days to be activated. Niow how do i do this without net access ?? I was thinking of buying a card so i could use it via my broadband connection at home or can i do it from my pc via ms webpage? it is a genuine copy of windows in case you ask. Thanks
"If you do not have a modem or an Internet connection, you can activate Windows XP by calling a Microsoft customer service representative. The Activation Wizard displays the toll free number that you can dial."
XP activation freephone 0800 018 8354 --you will need the product on the screen in front of you showing the I D number which they use for verification. I dont hold with breaking M/softs licencing laws but it might be better if they ask to tell them its on only one machine (as I'm sure it is)