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I used an XP Professional disk to try to do a repair of an Tablet edition.  I am now at the setup point where it wants the volume license key, but won't take the original tablet key or the XP Prof. key that we have.  I also, just realized what I did and am now trying to recover my data before it is lost.  
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Do you have the Tablet disk? If you just are doing a repair and not a format/re-partition your data should be safe. You just may have some messed up Windows settings.
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Yes, I do have the Tablet disk.  If I put that in will the setup use that disk?
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I think you would have to boot to it and do a repair using that disk
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Yes, thanks that did work - although there is still weirdness going on with the laptop.  When I right click on an icon, an installer for adobe starts running.
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Glad you got back into business! Don't understand the Adobe piece but at least you got Windows workin!
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