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#1 Peter19

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:47 AM

I have four PC which contain Windows Vista COA, 1 is a OEM and other are retail. But each of them have different version of Vista.

Where would it be possible to Download a Universal CD that contains all the Vista? If its not possible then I don't mind downloading each version?

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:30 AM

http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2006/09/7820.ars

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista_editions :

"5.Microsoft sells four different Vista DVDs in non-emerging markets: Retail/OEM 32-bit, Retail/OEM 64-bit, VL (Volume Licensing) 32-bit and VL 64-bit. The Retail/OEM DVD contains all editions of Windows Vista except Enterprise. The license-key purchased determines which version will get installed; the VL DVD can only install Business or Enterprise edition. Users can "unlock" the features of the Home Premium and Ultimate editions at any time by purchasing a one-time upgrade license through a Control Panel tool called Windows Anytime Upgrade. Similarly one can upgrade the Business edition to Vista Ultimate. End-users purchase such licenses from Microsoft's partners and OEMs, not directly from Microsoft."

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