|That isn't all that bad. You may still be able to recover the system to Vista by a hidden partition. Even then you may be able to purchase the OEM disks for a small fee to return it to Vista. |
If you want XP you may try to call MS and explain. It can't hurt at this point.
I will say I have never heard of such a situation. I'd almost be worried it is some malware scam. It may be that somehow the AV was some issue in activation. I just never heard of such a situation.
Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)