Now normally I wouldn't just go up to strangers (no offence, you guys are nice strangers!) and ask for help like this, but I'm about at the end of my rope here. So, here it goes...Can anybody help me out, please? OK, here's my back story: I've had my moms Toshiba Satellite on long term loan for a few months. A few weeks ago, the hard drive totally crashed. Disk read error,etc. I had posted something about it in an unrelated thread, in a different part of the forums, and a fellow forum member helped me find a suitable replacement hard drive and told me he would send me a windows 7 disc he had a spare of (I've since realized that this wouldn't work,as my licence key will only work on Vista). He told me he was sending it on Dec 29th,but I've not received anything,and he hasn't responded to my pm's. Basically, I now have an $85 hard drive (which was a bit of a financial burden to buy) sitting here waiting to be installed,a broken laptop, and a Vista licence key,with one vital ingredient missing...which brings me to my request: Does anyone have a Vista install disc gathering dust that you would be willing to send me? I honestly don't know what else to do right now. A recovery disc from Toshiba cost $30 not including shipping,which I can't afford,and I'm not real sure that it could even reinstall windows from nothing. I used my neighbors computer to try to research my options,but honestly, there aren't many, and none that I can afford. I also want to stress that I do have the license key,I'm not asking for that,or anything shady or illigal (I don't think). I just need the means to reinstall the os that came with the laptop. I also have no means to download anything (plus I don't think I could download a legal copy,from what I've read) as the laptop is my only computer. I would be willing to pay pal someone the price of shipping the next time I get paid. I'm pretty sure I read that Vista could be installed from the 'upgrade anytime'(?) disc, but I really don't know how reliable that info is-it seems iffy to me. If anyone can help me with this, I would be eternally grateful. I would consider some type of trade,but I don't know what I'd have that anyone would want,but feel free to suggest something. Thank you for reading.