|You can try to recover the original photos from the hard drive in the laptop by using a program called recuva. It will bring up tons of files because anything not overwritten will still be recoverable.|
I am not sure if you can filter the results when using recuva. If so, filter for jpg or jpeg file extension. Or conversely, organize the files by file extension after a list is built.
Get recuva at the link below. I will not harm your present version of Windows. Just don't attempt to restore any system files back.