Hi, I just reformatted a HDD and when it was done right at the end it stopped me before I could log in and it said "hey douche you have to activate windows first", it has never in my 15-20 times ever reformatting with WinXpHome asked me to do this before even being able to log on. I am very confused and just want to get past that but when I try to activate online it says unable to do that. So I try the Telephone activation. UNSUCCESSFUL! It will not give me my installation ID so I am just WTF'ing right now... Haha. Well if anyone can point me in the right direction here and get me past this annoying obstacle and just right to windows or help me get my installation ID or whatever that would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.