Clean reboot of my PC - no disc available? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Good evening, 

    I have reached a point where I would like to reboot my PC from scratch, I have backed all my photos and documents to an external hard drive. However, I do not have my original disc that I used to install Windows Vista on the PC. What are my options? By the looks of things, I have never backed up through system restore either. 


    I have my Product ID number through 'system' in control panel, is this useful? I have seen a way of restoring by press F8 on start up and going through those options, but I am wary of doing that without a disc?


    I am running Windows Vista Ultimate - 64 bit. Thank you in advance for any advice given.

    Sunday, October 9, 2011 7:50 PM