I borrowed an installer disc but it said the key was incorrect. I had no choice but to reinstall Windows. I suspect the only way to dig out of this hole is going to be to set the computer back to the way it was when you bought it. My software runs fine but I still want to reinstall because I copied most of what was on my old system onto the newer system. navigate here
I used the key on the back of the disc in haste and I can't activate this so I'm totally stuck.Any ideas? Just home and pro etc versions can't be interchanged.canucksgirl Libahunt5 years agoReplyLet me clarify... They use more than one identifier because they know people upgrade and swap components.Bottom line is, the process CAN be done. The activation scheme phones home at install time to ask if the key is legitimate.
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