Hi there, I recently fixed up a laptop for my Dad using a distro of Lubuntu, but he prefers Windows Vista (Crazy right?) so he wants me to install that for him. As the HDD died years ago, and the COA sticker has rubbed off, I have no way of activating legitimately. I read quite a lot on this forum about the process of SLIC tables etc. but I'm still not 100% sure of something. If I have a Toshiba laptop with a correct SLIC 2.1 table, and I used Daz's Windows Loader to activate, is that effectively activating it as the recovery discs would do? Or am I technically running a non-genuine version of windows that is being fooled into thinking it is genuine? Thanks, Will.