- Jun 25, 2005
I am in a pinch. I loaded my own XP on a used computer I was trying to set up for my daughter. I didn't activate, since I learned that the XP cd I'd bought could not be used on more than ONE computer. Now that the time is up for activation, the computer will not go past the startup screen unless I activate, which I cannot do since I've already used it on another computer of mine. Is it possible to reformat and start over? I know how to get into the bios. Is there a way to start up the computer and then install another xp disk, if I buy another one? Please help. My daughter needs this computer or she will have to buy a new one. I cannot believe that I bought a new XP cd and can only use it on one computer. That is a ripoff.