so i just installed windows XP after getting a new hard drive and mother board. It wont let me register it. When i boot up and go to my desktop a few seconds later it say you have 30 days to activate windows. so i click on it and it asks if i want to register windows over the internet, so i click next, then it asks if i want to register with microsoft or something like that so i clink no. then it says "checking for connectivity" and then it says "you were unable to connect to the server" or something like that "Please make sure you are able to connect to the internet". Im able to use fire fox and google crome...
can some please help me?
The most likely answer here is that your using a royalty OEM like dell or HP and when you reinstalled you used the key on the COA sticker. These keys work fine, but you cannot use online activation with them anymore. You must call the activation phone number.
If your not using a big OEM, then please provide more info on your editon of windows and the system it is installed on.