|My PowerSpec desktop bought from Microcenter all of a sudden came with a blue screen. After trying various methods with Microcenter through chat, Windows XP Pro was reinstalled by tapping F10 key. Now the computer is in a state when I bought it. However it displays a message that activation is needed and asks to enter product key. The product key certificate on the machine is for Vista Business as Microcenter had downgrade rights to install XP Pro. I do not have any XP Installation CD. Win XP Pro was preinstalled on the machine with a restore copy in partition D. What I have is Vista Business CD. And the activation will not accept the product number from it.|
Microsoft wants to call me the computer manufacturer while Microcenter directs me to call Microsoft and I am caught in between.
is there a way to find the product key of Win XP Pro that is installed on that computer?
The applications I am using do not work with Vista and I have to have XP until new versions of the applications for Vista are released.
Every day the computer displays that I have so many days left (less than 30 days) to activate my Win XP pro or advises to buy a new copy.
What do I do? How do I resolve this?