I took the harddrive out of my compaq MCE and put it in a gateway. I got a message on the login screen that i needed to activate windows before logging in. I found a workaround to that and was able to login. Now the issue im having is activating windows. I wouldnt say I'm as advanced as most guys here, so in lamons terms can someone walk me through how to activate this xp, either by crack or some work around? the MCE OS i guess is only suppose to work on the compaqs, anyway any helkp would be great... I read some of the stickies but the terms are too advacend for me to understand exactly what he is saying.