I got a Home Access PC from Zoostorm a couple years back or so. It's gradually got sluggish and bloated (although it was pretty bloated to begin with, there was so much garbage pre-installed). The Product key is not on the PC, but using Magic Jellybean, I found it, and proceeded to reinstall Windows 7 Professional, which came pre-loaded.
I've used the same product key, but Windows is now telling me it is not valid for activation. Should I have gone about this in a different way? I've completely formatted the drive now, so if I should have gone from the image on the partition, that option isn't available any more.
Surely the version of Windows supplied should activate from the product key that came on the machine?