I need to create a back up of the Vista operating system that came on one of my ex's computers. He "thinks" he wants to go back to Windows XP and regardless, it is always best to have a back up of the OS.
I've seen Acronis True Image suggested elsewhere but that is $50 and the money just isn't available right now.
He doesn't know where any of the documentation is so how do I find the key? I remember hearing that it can be found in the registry but at the time I was working on something else and forgot to note it. This is a certified copy of Vista.
I actually need to do the same thing for my OS - which is Windows XP Media Version. I just moved and can not find the documentation but I do know that there were not any system disks with the PC and, frankly, I'd hate to lose all the Microsoft Updates! This is also a certified copy of Windows XP.
I checked the tutorials but didn't see anything that pertained; maybe I was in the wrong place.
Thank you for any and all assistance! Tonight is his bowling night
so I get to work there in peace!!!