She is running xp pro,but she's got it full of bugs and i thought just installing xp pro as a clean install and start again is the easiest solution.
So as it's an OEM install on hers[no disc but definitely legal-new acer laptop],i have just tried to install XP Pro from MY again legal xp disc as i've done on my PC several times before.
But when i get to the bit where i enter the code,which is on the underside of the laptop and again is definitely genuine-it keeps telling me.
The CD key you entered is invalid please try again
So i tried using the magic jellybean keyfinder and it gives me another completely different cd key ?
Tried that but still get the same thing ?
Now i hasten to add this is DEFINITELY a legal xp pro os in her machine as it's new and passes the genuine advantage no probs.
MY XP pro disc is also DEFINITELY legal,and i've always thought as i've done it before that you can use someone else's disc[ie mine]and just enter the 25 digit code like i've always done.
I honestly can't see what i'm doing wrong,as i've done clean installs before with no probs.
We're BOTH running Pro BTW,as my first thought was she might have XP home-but she hasn't it's definitely pro and definitely legal too.
Can anyone help please ?