I've had my new PC for just over a week now and apart from a few problems with Spyware/Adware everything has ran reasonably smoothly.......... until last night that is. I was online and out of nowhere this message comes up informing me that I need to re-activate my Windows XP OS and I have to pay $9.99 with my credit card to do it. I said no(clicked on cancel) and everything seemed to be OK but this message comes up everytime I log on to the computer and it's really annoying. There surely is no reason why I would have to reactivate Windows XP after just 1 week of having it.(BTW bought this PC brand new with XP already on and I did the activation thingy straightaway.) I've done a couple of google searches and I have found people that have been prompted to reactivate but ONLY when they made big changes to the hardware etc. Also I have found NOTHING saying they have been asked to pay money to do it.
I have ran Virus and Spyware scans and got rid of all the stuff they have turned up and still this message comes up. Is this somebody hacking into my system and trying to con me or is it genuine? If it's genuine then I have to say this is totally ridiculous
In 4 years of using Windows 98 on quite a modest system I didn't have anywhere near the amount of problems I have had in just a week with this system/Windows XP. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.