Xp Pro Activation Issue
I turned on my computer last night, and out of now where to told me that i needed to activate windows. I was given the pc a year ago from a freind( he bought it at best buy, and I've never had this problem. I tried to activate it online and it failed. I then called microsoft and they told me it wasn't a legit copy.
Is there anything i can do. I'm a poor college student, and i really can't afford to buy a new copy of windows. I also realy don't want to reinstall. The computer does let me into safe mode. Is there anything i can do to get rid of the activation?