Firstly, apologies if this in the wrong forum..
Needed to restore my Sony laptop (PCG-FR285M) but one of the restore discs is broken. I have a copy of XP Home OEM so thought I would install that using the XP key on the bottom of the laptop - only thing is XP doesn't recognise it as the key for that system so won't let me activate it.
Is the key 'locked' to that particular machine?
If so is there anyway I can get it to recognise that the key I'm putting in is for that machine??