Woundering if anyone can help, I have XP Media Centre Edition 2005 my laptop is out of warrenty and by two years, i have about 3 hours ago, ordered a recovery cd from the tech guys for my Advent laptop. It was £35 "ADVENT 7096 UK recovery DVD" (which i should have done before trying to 3/4 install Windows Home Edition service pack 2)...moving on
My previous problems with my laptop couldnt be solved with a system restore. So as my os came pre-installed i had no recovery disks or any other windows disks......so decided to use my neighbours Windows Home Edition Disk.....yes im very very stupid
After a telephone call i found out that their old pc with the 25 digit product key/sticker is in her loft (and they cant get the tower out without her husband being there)
So I have to wait till the weekend to get the product key which isnt so much of any issue.....(I dont think) so here are my queries, hope you can help me get my head round them...
My pc is stuck in installation mode for Windows Home Edition even when i reboot im back to the installation again, also there is an F8 option which takes me to advanced options....but I have just left laptop switched off at the moment.
1. Luckily I have no work/photos worth saving, so there is no issue there
2. Do i have to wait for the product key and complete installation on saturday before I can use the recovery cd for XP Media Centre Edition?
2. When my recovery cd arrives in the post for XP Media Centre Edition, and say I have managed to installed Windows Home Edition on the pc fine, Can i insert this cd and revert back to the old installation settings)? (30 working days to possibly wait for cd in post)
3. If i manage to register my neighbours product key on Saturday on the Windows Home Edition CD I have here, would i have to ring microsoft and register the old product key in my new name?
Thanks in advance
Lots of questions
Yours very stupid )