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dell vista business OEM re-install


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#1 xule98

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:54 AM

Hi i have a Dell Vostro 1310 Laptop, i want to re-install the operating system but the COA is slightly wore and some keys are missing, and it has windows 7 un activated installed on it currently. I need to put an activated copy of windows on it vista or 7 any advise given would be great. 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:15 AM

I am afraid you are out of luck unless you can find a Dell Vista Business Disk. The SLP key would be included on the disk which would self-activate using the SLIC table in your BIOS.

 

Call Dell and ask for a Dell Vista Business Disk. They may provide one if you can provide at least some of the COA key. If you plan on putting Windows 7 on the computer you will need to purchase a key.



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:05 AM

Thanks for the reply, i understand is there any way that i can download an ISO of Dell Vista Business Disk and do it that way? if i have to ring dell to get a disk from them it might be time consuming. cheers.



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:31 AM

I know of no official iso of Vista Business. You would need to google this but any iso you find and use would be at your own risk. Depending on what you use the computer for consider putting a linux distro on it. Linux has Windows equivalent programs. 


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:36 AM

i've had a look around and couldn't find any vista business iso, it will be sold at a shop i work at as a general use pc. i suppose i could put mint on it.



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:57 AM

If you are selling it at your shop then I definitely would not use an iso downloaded from some site on the internet as this could set you up for a liability. Put Mint on it and call it a day. Depending on the CPU and RAM look at Cinnamon or Mint. An older version like 17.2 may be more suitable than 18.2 on this computer.



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:07 AM

okay good point, i think i shall do that, thanks very much for your advise much appreciated. 



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:09 AM

Your Welcome, glad to have helped.






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