And if you registered it when you activated it then Microsoft charges a fraction of the cost of the replacement cost. Last time it was 35 bucks but call to get yours on the cheap.
These CDs were not copy protected so why not duplicate them this time around?
As to Vista, the driver headaches alone make me write "No."
As to saving your pictures, look up LIVE LINUX CD on google since we can boot those and copy our files out without having to learn Linux.
Hi I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a way round this problem. My pc will no longer boot up, and just asks me to insert the system discs. The problem is I don't have the system discs. When I put my pc in to a shop 2 years ago they never gave me the discs back. I've asked them several times for the discs but they just either ignore me or deny knowledge of them, so I can only assume they've lost them. Is there any way i can reboot the pc without these discs ? I do have Vista system discs for my laptop, would it be possible to install Vista instead on my pc ? I don't know much about this sort of thing. I also have a lot of photos on my pc and was wondering if it was possible to install Vista would they be lost. Thanks very for any help.