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Does anyone have a copy of vista
#1
Need to reinstall two computers just wondering if anyone had the install discs.
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#2
You cant do multiple copies of vista from a genuine disk - they lock out when they connect to the net.

No doubt some geek knows a way around it....... Breezer will answer shortly.
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#3
Pass as never looked into it as mine is a work license, no doubt there are some cracked ones on the web but I expect they may lead to issues such as refusing to update properly etc in the future
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#4
windows 7 is probably the same price now anyway... and makes for a much safer and secure pc if you uses legit copy.

it's a couple of bolts off a nicolai in price comparison... Wink
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#5
Bit ot but is Win 7 any good. Still got to get my pc running again and as it needs re installing was thinking about trying 7.
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#6
XP is the best OS MS have ever chucked out. I am using Windows 7 here simply because its free from work and I need to know it for my job else I would have stuck to XP. The only reason I use Vista at work is also so I could learn it, I never let anyone install it on a staff PC as it was such a POS. 7 does the job but no point buying it just for the sake of it.
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#7
it is just for reinstalling the laptop and desktop before i sell it. so i'm not going to pay for it. the vista on my desktop is cracked and has worked flawlessly
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#8
Get a keyfinder program then to find your current cracked key or the discs you used to install them with as the install itself may be hacked
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#9
If you already have a Genuine Vista Key/sticker thingy on your laptop/desktop any copy of vista will work on it so long as the copy you're reinstalling links with the Key - you can't install a copy of Vista ultimate on a machine which previously had vista basic installed as the keys won't match and you'll be required to activate the said business copy (you'll then require a key and as Ben pointed out the activation of all copies of Vista business/ultimate require a connection to a database which holds all business and ultimate keys and if the key is already in use your copy won't activate)

If you don't have a genuine Vista key sticker thingy on your laptop/desktop then, as breezer pointed out, you'll need a patch/crack.


You won't be able to install 64bit on a 32bit machine either.
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