Had I known that I would lose all of my Apps & programmes I would not have bought Windows 8.
All downloaded progs have gone and anything without a CD can't be replaced.
Is there no way I can get them back?
Also the new platform is almost alien to "Vista"
Did you do an upgrade and clean install (with format)? If you did a clean install, unless you have a image backup of the Vista installation, they're gone, unless there is a Recovery Partition on the hard drive you can use to restore the Vista setup.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Lenovo IdeaCenter K450 OS Windows 10 Pro X64 CPU Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz Motherboard Lenovo Memory 16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz Graphics Card Intel Integrated HD Graphics Sound Card Realtek HD Audio Monitor(s) Displays HP h2207 Screen Resolution 1680x1050@59Hz
Keyboard Wired USB Mouse Wired USB PSU 500W Hard Drives 250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA Internet Speed 3GB Up, 30GB Down Browser SeaMonkey Antivirus Windows Defender; MBAM Pro Other Info UEFI/GPT
PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH