When I set up the new MB and started it up, Windows is asking me to Re-validate the XP OS, and when I do with the Product Key, it says its not allowed.
A bit of background, the old HP Pavilion came with XP Media Edition on it. When my old Laptop died, I used the XP Professional OS disk from the dead laptop to 'upgrade' the HP to XP Professional. It did, and has been working fine for 7 or 8 years... getting updates from Microsoft and passing what ever "Real Microsoft Product" tests are part of the MS XP Updates come with.
now when I put the HD in the new homebrewed hardware ... no go! Is there a way to get around this? or do I need to go and buy a new HD and OS like Windows 7?
Appreciate any help or advice someone can give.
Edited by shruboakeng, 23 January 2013 - 11:48 AM.