Windows Xp recovery HP DC5800 - help please
Having a bad time with a brand new HP machine I brought home to sort our ready for school on Monday.
Booted up fine. Ubninstalled McAfee & Office 2007, no problem... until I rebooted when I got an error that I couldn't get rid of.
No problem I thought... just reinstall windows xp....
Ever wish you hadn't?
I've booted from the supplied recovery disk. Reformatted the HDD and got to the bit where the product key is required.
The Product key label stuck to the machine is for Vista Business OEM (the HP label says the machine is "OS: downgraded to XP pro")
There is no XP label.
The Product key for Vista doesn't workl... XP Pro setup says it is not valid. I tried HP online support but that seems to be daytime Monday to Friday.
Have I missed something? Or am I going to have to wait for Monday?