Help with setting up a laptop with xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by fierychris, May 28, 2007.

  1. fierychris

    fierychris MDL Novice

    May 28, 2007
    Hi, im a newbie to all this but have done some reading on sorting out win validation.
    The problem i have is i bought a toshiba satellite pro a30 with a xp pro coa on the bottom thinking that i install win xp pro and enter the coa an it should work which is where i went wrong as win wont validate. On my pacard i had to press one of the f keys and it set up win home but this laptop is a complete shell. Is there a way to get this laptop back to the factory settings with royalty oem so that it can be validated by win. any help would be much appreciated and thanks for reading