How can I reinstall windows vista, when I don't have the disc to ony my license on the side of the computer key

I need to make an own reformatting and installing windows Vista on my Dell Inspiron C521 pc.  Restore dell to original factory option does not work.  Windows has no option to create a recovery disc - am unble to locate the recdisc.exe and possess no original discs as windows came pre-installed, when I brought the machine license key only 25 digits

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You call Dell Support and request a set of recovery disks. The cost is minmal and worth it.

http://support.Dell.com/

Also, ask to speak to a technician. See if the technology can teach you how to access the recovery Partition.

Del has installed the partition, they know how to use it.

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