A good friend of mine's son is a young computer whizz and has sold me his old computer (which is very good, and works fine).
He totally cleaned it up and reinstalled 'a' copy of Windows7. He also took my old computer off me and took some time making it look like mine and transferring all my desktop stuff, as well as all my Pictures, Documents and Outlook folders/emails etc. I basically ended up with a much better computer that looked and acted like my old one
I didn't want a 'hooky' copy of Windows (and he advised me not to anyway) so I actually spent £70 and bought a copy of Windows7 off ebuyer. When it came through the post, I used the product key to register the Windows7 that he'd already installed. It went perfectly smoothly and the computer is still working fine. It's now been about a month.
However...when I open up Outlook now to check my email, a little box pops up telling me I must register my copy of Outlook (the rest of Windows7 still seems fine). I have tried to change the product key to the product key of the Windows I bought, but it won't have it. I now have 3 days before (I should imagine) my Outlook stops working.
So, why did it work with the rest of Windows7, but not the Outlook? And how can I sort this?
The lad has gone away to scratch his head but in the meantime...HELP!