ATM halted with Windows XP activation prompt

Posted by Rick C. Hodgin

Tbilisi, Georgia - A surprised would-be ATM patron in the former Soviet Union came to one of those newer ATM machines.  They offer a more graphical experience, pretty images and efficient operations...normally.  However, this particular machine would do no such thing.  The screen was not running the ATM program and was, instead, warning the user that Windows XP was not yet activated.  Apparently the ATM only had five days remaining in which to activate its Windows XP operating system.  It read, "Would you like to activate Windows now?" and had locked up the system with that modal Yes/No prompt.

The patron was able to snap a couple pictures of it.  They can be viewed here.