I didnt know where to post this so if any mod feels the need to move this please do . I have a dell inspiron 530s desktop pc . thing is that i would like to format and clean install vista home premium again . Thing is that i dont have the recovery cds and the recivery partition has been damaged/deleted or both . I have a vista home premium oem cd but it is not dell specific . Now sometime back i managed to add a slic 2.1 table to my other existing pc to be able to install w7 . This dell pc came with vista preinstalled so i know that it has the slic 2.0 table . To verify this i used the slic toolkit 3.0 which confirmed this . It also says something about Dell FX09 as pubkey and marker . I have found the slp keys on this site but i cannot find the certs ?. help would be greatly appreciated on this issue . Also can i activate vista offline as w7 and are the commands to activate vista offline and insert slp keys the same as for w7 ? Hope its not too confusing . Help would be greatly appreciated . Thanks .