Cannot Activate

Well this is the first time I’ve ever seen this screen.



So after installing SP1 the damn system wouldn’t let me log in, said I needed to activate, so I took my other valid copy of XP and it said the key wasnt valid, thats BS I know its valid cause its the one I got from DELL. Damn Microsoft and activation.


So it is very interesting that you can after seeing that screen restart the computer with the WinXP disc inside, chose to reinstall but the seccond prompt chose repair, the system for some odd reason will do an upgrade, and you can then use the same CD Key that didn’t work the first time as an upgreade key. I like that.