Hopefully this is a fairly straightforward question (famous last words...). Some time ago my laptop's HDD corrupted and I had to replace it (fortunately I backed up the data unlike a previous experience). It's a Samsung P10 but either I never had or I have lost (i'm sure I never had) the recovery disks so I had to load XP from an existing retail XP disk I had. Now the 30 days are up it won't accept my OEM key (on the bottom of my laptop). I've discovered after research online that the OEM/Retail versions don't accept each other's keys.
So my question is this: How can I get a copy of the OEM XP so I can activate my legitimately paid for (as part of the laptop purchase) copy of XP? I certainly don't want to be paying Microsoft for another license and I'm sure this must happen relatively often. Does anyone know the solution? Is it contacting Microsoft or Samsung the OEM etc?
Thanks in anticipation of your reply.