PREPING MY LAPTOP FOR SALE

  Sandy737 14:20 09 Mar 09
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Last month I re-installed XP on my HP Laptop with the original discs and serial # (genuine & never used on any other machine) to wipe it ready for sale. This worked fine.
Didn’t get around to putting it on e-bay for some time.
So, now it asks me register XP before it will allow me to log on.
I can’t because it’s lost all the wireless network details. And anyway this registration should be done by the buyer, not me, they don’t want my details as the registered user.

I just want to sell it, but know that the buyer will not be able to get it working because of this issue.
Any ideas please?

  PO79 15:11 09 Mar 09

re-install XP again.

  bremner 15:19 09 Mar 09

It is not asking for registration it is asking for activation.

This can be done on the telephone (0800) just follow the prompts.

  Sandy737 15:24 09 Mar 09

Thanks PO79.
I've tried that.
I can't access the disc because I have to login first. I also changed to set up so it boots from the disc and not the HD - the same! No way to access the files on the disc without logging in first. There prob is a way but I don’t know it!

  Sandy737 15:26 09 Mar 09

Hi bremner.
Yes your quite right, it is activation, not registration, my mistake.

  bremner 15:27 09 Mar 09

As I said just follow the activation through and it will offer the opportunity to do so by telephone

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