Re: "no recovery discs" question
if you want to make a backup you can do as A true folder has said and extract the key, (though then you have to find a disc from somewhere else).
you may also look at some software like Ghost, or Acronis, that'll let you take an image of the PC (with all the programs installed) to make for a muh speedier recovery. (takes less time to restore an acronis image than it does to install the OS fresh, and you have all applications installed as well!)
I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian…
Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns.
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; The inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."