I built my first custom desktop a couple of months ago and it's working "awesomely" (if that's even a word) but has gotten some Windows Antivirus Pro "malware" on it and won't allow me to do ANYTHING!!! Typically in the past I've been able to get rid of stuff like this but this time it's stubborn. At one point, I rebooted and not only did that program not try to start up....I only kept getting a bunch of command prompt windows that said something like "program is too big to fit this drive". I HATE malware!
Anyway...what I'm thinking I'd LOVE to do is see if there is a way I can use my recover disks on the desktop computer that I made from my new laptop that has Windows Vista 64bit running on it. Is that possible? Is there a way to find JUST the Windows Vista exe file on the recovery disks so I can just install that and then install my motherboard and display drivers from their individual disks? I don't want to install all the bundled software that came on my laptop but if that's the only way to get Vista on our desktop and the recovery disks will work then I'll do that. I'm just afraid of the drivers for my laptop getting installed on the desktop and messing it up when all I want use from the recovery disks is Vista. I'm currently running XP Pro on the desktop and would like to have Vista. I just reallllly don't want to have to buy it brand new when I have it on recovery disks. I would think there would be some way to get it from the disks, right?
Thanks in advance for your help. Looking forward to meeting some folks and learning more about the lovely world of "bleeping computers". =)