I have a laptop thats a bit fubar'd. It keeps giving the blue screen every so often and I can't find out whats causing it. It was an ex company laptop, so it has a genuine XP professional 1-2cpu sticker on the bottom with licence code, but I don't have a disc for it (Do have a XP home disc from my own computer though).
Question is, do I
A) get a XP professional disc 2nd hand from somewhere
B) Install Linux on it, seeing as its free. Never used it before but laptop is only really used by the GF for websurfing as I have my PC, though I do have a code reader for my car that works with software on the laptop.
C) Will the professional licence code work with XP home, i'm guessing no, but you never know.
D) Download a copy of XP professional and then use my legal licence code. Will the laptop see this as being a genuine copy, or will it cause me problems. I don't want to start messing around trying to validate an illegal version.