Hi folks. I've got a laptop that had Vista and Win 7 RC1 on a dual boot. I'm wanting to get rid of the RC1 and replace it with WinXP Home. I have an original retail version of Win XP Home with the licence key. So I created a slpistream version of Win XP using nLite to include SATA drivers, chipset drivers and Service Pack 3. This all went well, and the slipstreamed XP CD boots ok. I started the installation of XP to overwrite the Windows 7 partition, and the install went as expected until I reached the part where it asks for the licence key. When I enter the key and select Next, I get an error that the key is invalid. I don't understand why it's doing this. Can anyone help? The problem I now have is that the laptop won't boot as the Vista partition is not set as the default, and I can't log on to the Vista install using the XP recovery console as it asks for a password, even though I didn't put one on it when I installed it. Is there a way of using the Vista CD to change the boot record?