What I mean is I have changed the motherboard, cpu, ram, graphics card.
In fact all I have kept from the original pc is the case and hard drive, simply since the hard drive has a recovery partition
Anyway since I have changed mobo I now cant use recovery parition, or at least I can but need to find software which is available nowhere on torrents, and to get it you need to be a registered pc repairer and pay fees.
But apart from Vista itself and the things like sound drivers etc the rest is useless to me without a huge amount of effort
Anyway I was thinking of using a copy of my friends Vista to install with my license(though I reckon mine is OEM)
But this is far less hassle than sorting recovery partition