VISTA with no CD

  Madrat 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 20 Nov 11

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

  proudfoot 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 20 Nov 11

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

  mole44 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 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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