Just wanted to ask a quick question about a recovery disk I made last year. Last october my laptop was robbed from me and as a result I lost some extremely important files involving my business plan that i have been working on and also all the research that i did. It occured to me a while ago that i made a recovery CD in case i had a crash last year. what i was wondering was would the files that i lost be on the recovery CD and can i access them without completely re installing that version of windows on my new(second hand actually) machine. The back up i made was on a vista machine but I am actually on xp at present. I do not really want to upgrade this machine to vista as it does not really have the memory.
Any ideas about this would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,