Originally posted by pcintraining
My COA is for Home
it should have worked.
never do that while connect to the internet. I've had instances where the net blocked the key. once the net block it, it usually stays blck until your next reformat.
also boot off of the cd instead of running an upgradewithin windows. you can only do a new install within windows if you select the advance options and pick another partition. use the key that came with that xp cd.
when you activate it, it won't let you. then you hit change product key. change it to the one on the side of your dell. it still might not let because window wga has issues with dell computers. but you can call the number and tell them that you reinstalled windows and they can fix it for you