how can i restore the original version of windows vista to my laptop RRS feed

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  • I got locked out of my computer after a password change, i was advised to do a system reset and was given vista discs to do so, these where a friends, and now ive been locked out of the system because the product key is already in use, the original version of vista on my laptop did not come with any discs, i have been advised that this is like to stil be on the hard drive, could anyone help me with reverting back to the first version of windows please.
    • Moved by tonysoper_MSFT Friday, February 25, 2011 9:34 PM wrong forum (From:TechNet Wiki Discussion)
    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Saturday, February 26, 2011 4:05 AM Moved to more appropriate forum (From:Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3))
    Friday, February 25, 2011 8:20 PM