need windows vista iso with non-cracked product key

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help and Support' started by lozzy123456, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. lozzy123456

    lozzy123456 New Member

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    can someone find me a windows vista iso with a non-cracked product key?

    (NO TORRENTS torrenting copies of microsoft windows is illegal and may accuse me of software piracy)
     
  2. Joe S

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    I don't know where you can download a legit copy. What kind of PC do you have? Try contacting the maker and see if they have a restore set.
    Joe
     
  3. davehc

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    This site is officially approved for MS downloads:
    64-bit (x64) Windows Vista Official Direct Download Links « My Digital Life
    But you would, as you probably realise, have to purchase a key from an official source. Conclusion would be that, in any case, you may as well purchase a legit Vista, and the key will come with it:

    Link deleted as it cannot be proven to be a legal site and given the costs and related links looks almost certain to be a pirate site.
     
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    i have 2
    1. HP pavilion (windows 7)
    2. HP notebook 2000 (windows 8)
     
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    Sorry if I offended, Pat. I don't use the site, I became an absent member of the site a long time ago.
    fwiw . It is legal in a doubtful sense. The MS ISOs you can download there are from digitalriver, a microsoft partner. As I pointed out to the poster, you still need the keys, which is what you pay for.
     
  6. Joe S

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    Dave
    It's frustrating for people with a factory install that want a clean disk to reinstall without all of the crapware the PC makers include IF you can even get a disk from them. MS should provide an ISO to people with a legitimate install of any of their OSs that are still supported. It should be simple enough for MS to check if it's a legit key.
    Joe
     
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    NOTE: this is for a Virtual Machine, not reinstalling vista
     
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    Thanks joe. I did understand that. I also understand Pat's point of view. I should have posted the link to Digital River as a direct source.
    Your link, of course, is precisely the same thing - Digital river through a third party, but seems to have passed the test.
     

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