I have an HP dv9000 Entertainment notebook and it does not come with a DVD containing the Vista OS. The OS is on a partition along with all the other crap-ware.
My questions are this - could I use a friends DVD copy of Windows Vista along with my serial key for the laptop and do a reinstall? If so, do you think there are certain drivers specifically on the notebook partition I would also need?
I just would like to have a fresh install without all the other crap-ware. I also do not want to reinstall over the recovery partition if there are drivers I'll need for the installation.