I have just bought 2 Toshiba Equium Laptops that I bought new drives for. They both have the XP Product Key on the underside. I have a genuine XP Pro disk which is loaded onto my Dell Computer - single licence. I thought I could load this and then validate with the COA product key from the new machine - but that doesnt work. There were no other disks received with the second hand laptops.
I've seen mentioned that you should burn a backup disk to reload onto a new drive but I cant do that now.
I was told by microsoft ages ago that you can get a free download of XP for just this scenario but I cant find it.
Any ideas / suggestions where this may be hidden??