And again it never asked me for the product key. However if you used a Vista DVD (haven't found Vista on CD) that didn't belong to that machine you would have to get a license and key.
Hope this helps,
I burned the recovery discs when I got my computer some years ago. I have never reformatted it back to factory but now have to. I do not have the Vista windows CD or the product key #... don't think I got a book on it ..can't remember but don't have one. I'm afraid to reformat the drive and run into a problem with that. Does anyone know about this??? Will I need the product key #? I saw somewhere where someone said the product key # is the the # on the bottom on the computer BUT that is the serial # of the computer, not the windows product key #.
I seriously need to reformat this drive. HELP!!!