Thanks marsmimar have got - the thing fixed now her daughter dropped the disk off for me on her way through to Sydney = she didn't think she was going trough until later in the week. .
But yeah I had similar problems when I changed hard drives in two machines and installed it on to a laptop and then onto it's replacement one and as the software was for three machines I guess that M$ saw it as me loading it onto four machines.
I fixed it that time with a phone call but have had more alerts since I changed all my HDD's to SSD's LOL!!
So I'll see you in the lock up!!LOL!!