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Is there a legit place to download a Vista ISO

fenderman 2,398 877 May 17, 2014 at 07:34 AM
Is there a legit place to download a Vista 64bit ISO? The digital river links seem to have dried up. I have an old acer that I want to donate...I have the sticker with the key on the side of the pc, I just need the disk. Acers website says the oem media is no longer available.

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Try this forum. [vistax64.com]
It seems that one of the members attends to all Vista ISO requests.
You'll understand what I mean when you read a page or two in that thread.
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Thanks Rocky and Komondor. Komondor, the exe file is missing in the link from the Raymond.cc site, but I found it here
http://www.askvg.com/direct-downl...28AskVG%29
If it doesn't work im going to message the guy on vista forum.

EDIT, the .exe file is not downloading from askvg either....gonna look around for it.
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You may not be able to activate the windows software with the key printed on the computer. A phone call to Microsoft may be able to resolve this. But you also could check out OEM SLP keys on the mydigitallife forums. To activate offline, you also need the certificate that matches your BIOS ACPI SLIC table. [kblog.us]

When you download, I would get an ISO that matches one on Microsoft's page [microsoft.com], and check its authenticity after download by running a SHA1 sum and making sure it matches Microsoft's listed one (click on "details").
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Found the reason and where to get the right files here
Important Note May 2014

Microsoft is retiring the previous download servers msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net, msft.digitalrivercontent.net and azcdn01.digitalrivercontent.net. All downloads are moving to the Azure storage on drcdn.blob.core.windows.net. We have updated all links, so the files should be reliably available again.

http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/tech...load-links
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No recovery partition on the hard drive?
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No recovery partition on the hard drive?
No the original drive was replaced. I was able to get what I need from heidoc, got everything working. Thanks everyone for your help.
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Glad we could help out Smilie

Thanks for letting us know it worked too!
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