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VISTA with no CD


Madrat

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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.

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onthelimit1

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

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proudfoot

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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.

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Madrat

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

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mole44

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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.

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proudfoot

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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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