Bit of an update. A friend came by on the off chance and I asked if he could help. He phoned the activation helpline for me, typed in lots of numbers into the phone and was given sets back (by an answer machine). He said he was short of one set? (typed in 9 blocks of 6 numbers but only got 8 sets back).
I ran upstairs with the numbers to power up the PC, tried to find the 'activate your code' pop ups, accidentaly hit enter without typing anything in....and got a activation successfull popup.
I haven't done anything yet? Is there something else wrong with my PC?