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#1 LittleBlueGoblin

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 07:15 PM

Short version: I need a copy of the Windows Vista installation files, suitable for creating an install ISO. I have a valid product key, I just lack the files. Help?

 

Long version: I recent acquired a little Fujitsu Lifebook, but it's in Russian, and there don't seem to be any other languages installed, so I want to just reinstall the OS, but I don't have an install drive or set of disks for Vista. I tried Windows 7, but it seems it can't quite handle it (or at least, not the 64-bit version I have files for), so I'm stuck trying to track down Vista. The product key on the back is still legible, so I'd hate to have buy a new copy of Vista for it (forgetting the fact that I'm not sure who I'd be able to buy one *from*, in any case...), but I seem to be out of options. If anyone knows of a place I can get a legit, uncracked copy of the Windows Vista installation files, I would be very grateful. Bonus points if it's already an ISO. 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 08:17 PM

You may want to read this link

 

https://www.lifewire.com/where-can-i-download-windows-vista-2626314

 

Edit: Vista will no longer be supported with Security Updates after April of next year. Have you considered putting a linux distro on the computer?


Edited by JohnC_21, 29 November 2016 - 08:18 PM.


#3 Abzyx

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 11:32 PM

This link might be more helpful: http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/296167-vista-iso-download.html






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