I have a stand alone copy of Windows XP Home Edition which I want to sell. It was bought from a computer store and is no longer installed on any computer as I have a new one with XP OEM preinstalled and plan to sell my old computer with a copy of Windows Professional on it.
The OS was activated on the old computer so if I now sell it, how does the buyer activate it on their own computer - presumably MS product activation would throw up a query? I need to deactivate the product but MS state that there is no provision for this! I would be reluctant to buy a secondhand OS if there was doubt about being able to activate it. What do I do - I'm sick of calling MS Customer Service and getting vague replies.