A friend recently bought a new laptop but it came with Vista in Spanish, he did not like Vista and cannot speak Spanish.
We have gone through the process of reformatting the hard drive and installing XP Home using the XP serial number from his old laptop (now defunkt.) The process has been almost totally successful, albeit with numerous additional drivers from the laptop manufacturer website.
The only problem now is that he needs to upgrade Windows Media player to 11, as he watches uk tv via his laptop, but when trying to download, the Microsoft "you are possibly a victim of software fraud" error screen comes up and stops the download, asking him to submit payment for his copy of XP. Surely if he owns it he can put it on a new machine as long as the old one is no longer in service?
Does anyone know if moving the os like this causes registration problems and is it allowed.
Thanks in advance