So I got my new PC up and running. I noticed this morning that the date on the clock was last year so I changed it. Big mistake. For some reason I haven't been able to verify XP via the web so I have to phone them up. You do get thirty days to do this but of course, now that the date has been put forward a year, the thirty days are up. So I can't use my new PC and I've got to use the laptop again.
I guess I could reset the date using the BIOS controls but I'll just wait until tomorrow to phone them.