I'm planning on reformatting my laptop since it is starting to get really "dirty" and I like to keep my computers clean. It is a HP Pavilion dv2000.
I already have all the drivers downloaded and burned.
My problem is, this laptop has a legit copy of Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium pre-installed.
Obviously, when I reformat, I will lose this legit copy (for those who don't know, manufacturers don't provide the discs to any pre-installed software). To make things worse, I don't have the product box with me because this was brought in from the U.S., and the box was left there.
How do I re-install Vista and still have my legit copy?
If all else fails, I'll just do some "shady" work :P. I just don't want to lose this original copy of Vista.
HP has a "Recovery Manager", I haven't used it yet, and I don't know if it's the best option right now, but in case it doesn't work or it messes my system up, I will need to reformat.