hope you can help, i have telephoned microsoft and for an $80 fee to start with they can help with the problem for a computer that is not worth that much.
i bought a new computer for myself and reformated the hard drive on the old one (very old) this was to be used for my son to do his homework and will not be connected to the internet. my son being 15 and knowing everything wanted to install the programs himself. i had two windows program as i bought xp and had ME for the old system. he has installed the xp edition and when activate product came up he would just close it, now of course it has locked on the activate product screen and i cant seem to get past it. i cant boot from cd and pressing F8 doesnt get me there. all i want to do is get rid of xp and put the ME on it.
have you any suggestions on how i can get around this problem other than throwing the computer out of the window.