Looking for Windows Vista Business download

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by tmontney, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. tmontney

    tmontney MDL Novice

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    I've searched, searched, and searched. All but dead links, or incorrect versions.

    What I need: Vista Business (32 or 64 bit) OEM

    Would highly prefer a hash or something to verify its integrity.

    /threads/44359-Official-Microsoft-Windows-Vista-Direct-Download

    I'm not sure if this includes all versions and that it's OEM (to say that Business is included, not that I'm looking for all versions). If someone can verify this, I'll go ahead and download it.
     
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    tmontney MDL Novice

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    Link is broken. Doesn't load under Opera, IE, or Windows Explorer. WE gives a permission denied error.
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Link is working perfectly under Chrome.

    :innocent:
     
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    tmontney MDL Novice

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    Bah, my PIA VPN was on (I personally thought it was off). After disabling it I had no problem. Strange that it wouldn't be able to access a VPN. VPN connects somewhere in the Midwest USA, unless the FTP server is outside the USA? Huh.

    Question: It's in the directory MSDN. If this is an MSDN copy, clearly my OEM key won't work.
     
  6. JamesCaan

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    Who told you that it wouldn't work? In addition, if it is a large OEM, you likely won't need your key. There are swathes of information here concerning how to activate.
     
  7. urie

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    He may have OEM NONE:SLP key.
     
  8. perceivedelusion

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    working great, needed vista x86 sp1 for a winpe disk. wasted 1/2 hour trying to find a good link... now i'm camping happy. thanks-a-bunch.
     
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    Jonelle MDL Novice

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    Hoping someone can help. I am currently running windows XP Home Edition with SP3. I have the disc but dont have the key as it was installed by a pc tech quite some time ago now. Anyhow I am wanting to upgrade to Windows Vista Business and wanting to download it from one of the links that was provided previously in this thread.
    As I consider myself a novice, I was hoping that someone can provide me with some instructions on what to do after I have downloaded the file from the links that were provided and any other info that I will need in order to put it on to my desktop pc and get it up and running. Will I need to provide a key to get it working, can I install it straight over windows xp or will I have to uninstall xp first and will the xp home edition cd need to used in order to get Vista business to work and any other info regarding downloading from the links provided will be greatly appreciated.
    Which of the links should I be choosing. SP1,SP2 or the Volume license one ??? Please keep in mind that I am a novice and need instructions to be kept simple. Thanks :)
     
  10. coleoptere2007

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    Hello,
    All of this will depend of your computer hardware CPU, RAM, ....because Vista is known as consuming a lot of ressources. So before installing/updating, you should give us your model of computer and some other infos. Is it a laptop or desktop one ? Thx for your feedback :)
     
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    I plan to use Vista as an intermediary OS to upgrade from XPP to Win 7.0. I've heard that Win 7 is a little more compatible with older hardware than Vista. Machine is a Thinkpad T42 w/2.0gb. I don't think it has a 64bit cpu.