I recently received a laptop from my old job, which was wiped completely clean. I thought the key that was left on the battery was for windows xp professional, however it was for windows vista. I realized this when the product key failed to work. Anywho, I have been trying to uninstall, and I have no idea how, as I would like to install Ubuntu on this laptop. Every time I start, in some part of the installation, usually varies, I get the dreaded BSOD error. I was at first able to get back to the product key part, however I couldn't bypass it. When I get the BSOD error it says STOP: 0x0006607B, 0xc0000034, and 2 0x00000000 errors. I have tried everything from to boot up, but no matter what, I end up with the BSOD. I am sorry if this is a little vague, hopefully someone here has seen this issue before and can help. Thanks all!