Hi i have a friends HP laptop that has Vista basic on it. The recovery section is ruined so i am looking for the best way to go about reinstalling the OS. I have tried to download vista iso but all the links ive tried are dead.I understand i need to make vista into a HP dvd.Is this correct or can i download and install to laptop and then enter my basic product key. I am new to this and find it a bit daunting but am willing to give it a go.Correct me if i am wrong but i gather i need to enter the vista basic PID key on a text file then add to the iso. Thanks for any help.