Posted 14 July 2006 - 08:34 PM
Unless you have your own Key for the software, you cannot put the same Windows xp purchase on more than one computer. It is probably asking you to connect to Validate the software. Which it will just give you an error message and quit working and tell you to contact Microsoft. But, don't bother contacting Microsoft, if you are using the same Key that he used, you can't do that. Sorry ! Do you still have a copy of Win 98? You could format the drive and put Windows 98 on the computer. The only bad thing about that is Microsoft quit giving updates for Win98 on July 11th, so you can install it , but won't be able to get the Windows Updates.