VISTA with no CD

  Madrat 22:16 PM 19 Nov 11
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I need to re install vista home basic of a PC but don't have a disk, Is there anywhere I can download it from? I have the product key.

  onthelimit1 09:43 AM 20 Nov 11

You can't download it - you'll have to try and borrow one.

  proudfoot 11:08 AM 20 Nov 11

Is it possible to install a Factory Image disk made on another PC to a second PC/Laptop that has lost the O/S and then enter the CD key of the second PC to authorise it.

  Madrat 15:26 PM 20 Nov 11

OK thanks, I shall see if anyone has a disk.

  mole44 04:23 AM 21 Nov 11

Just a thought if you didn't get an operating system disc with your pc is it in a hidden partition. I have an advent pc and there is a partition with it on,you cn also make backup DVD's of it. Other than that try to get a copy of the operating system and use your product key to activate it.

  proudfoot 10:54 AM 21 Nov 11

It would be interesting if someone could say if they have been able to install a factory image from anothe PC on to a third party PC and then authorise it with the third party key. I realise it may be necessary to install drivers etc for the third party PC.

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