it has been a while since i posted here, looks like bleeping is still going strong!
anyhow... i was hoping that someone here could take a stab at my problem?
whenever this computer boots it displays an error:
"the product key used to install windows is invalid."
this install of XP is using the same key as all the other computers across campus, our site-license of xp pro (which going from the original cd is pre-SP1!) and we use a properly done sysprep setup.
the machine passes all of the validation software downloaded from microsoft,
both windows update and microsoft update passes it and allows updates to be downloaded
the stand-alone product activation/validation program also passes the system.
if it were my machine it would not bother me... but this is really worrying the client pretty badly.
it almost sounds like i need to backup her machine and re-image it (which actually has more of the newer software on it anyway)
thanks lots for your time!!