thanks, i installed the 32 bit version from a usb bootable drive, everything worked fine till i was asked for the product key, i entered it and got an error messege "the product key does not match current windows SKU"
im assuming this is because im istalling the wrong version?
i guess i will try the 64
Wrong SKU means that you get the wrong edition of Windows. See here
Check your license key to see which Windows edition it is for, and install the correct edition.
Edit: If your laptop was bought from a reseller then it should have a sticker stating the original Edition of Windows that the key was for.
Edited by Alexstrasza, 05 December 2014 - 04:35 PM.