You write "It won't load the version of XP that I own." That needs explanation:
- What version of XP do you own?
- What version of XP is the currently installed one (with the legit product key you mention)?
- Why won't it load? It should load all versions of all OS'es if you do it right. That is to say, modern motherboards won't run Windows 98, but if it's XP now it should load all XP and Linux versions, and all Windows Vista and 7 versions provided it has enough RAM and a reasonably fast CPU
Computer won't go on the internet any more and has many error messages. I was advised by a computer professional/friend to have the shop I bought it at reload Windows XP on it. To save time and money, I'm trying to do it myself.
It won't load the version of XP that I own. I was going to then use the computer's own XP Product Key (all legit) to re-register. Took this rebuilt computer to its owner's shop before and got charged a bunch to wipe it clean and reload Windows because of a pornography loving house guest. Just trying to avoid paying again because based on what I paid for it, it wouldn't be worth it to pay for it again. I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks in anticipation. Dave