A partition of my laptops harddrive went wrong and ended up with me losing everything on my hard drive - this included a norton ghost backup install of my windows XP media centre edition (was on another partition which was also ruined).
Since I didn't have an installation CD (the ghost partition was what Dell thought was necessary...), I borrowed a PIRATE CD from a friend (I have a windows key changer called "WinKeyFinder 1.70" so I thought I could re-register it to my legit key after install).
So I install XP Media Centre Edition 2005 on my laptop, restore the files that I had pre-backed up and opened WinKeyFinder. I entered my key, making sure that I didn't make any mistakes, and clicked "change key" - I just got an error which said I must have entered an invalid CD key. Maybe mine is just for OEM editions or something?
Anyway, I would like help which consists of me getting successfuly activated (preferrably using my legit key) without having to install a different version of XP Media centre...
PS My laptop is about 14 months old (a guess) and is a Dell Inspiron 6400. I live in the UK.