Making a Vista install disc.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by eddiebelfast, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. eddiebelfast

    eddiebelfast MDL Novice

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    Hi, Just found this forum and would like some help/advice please.
    I never had any urge to use Vista as I had only heard/read it wasn't very good. I now prefer it to Win7!
    I was looking to get a Win7 from my daughter when she went back to Uni and would have been able to get it for £30.00.
    However, several weeks ago a kind ( read naive ) German guy advertised on Ebay UK, multiple sales of Vista Business edition. He kindly offered them at a starting bid of 1 penny. I along with ten other buyers got into him and bought at quite silly prices, I bought two, one for £5.00 and the other for £10.00.
    They turned out to be HP Vista. To install you have to have a Windows running and the setup screen appears after inserting the disk. Won't work from a cold boot to the cd drive. Message, this must be an HP comp etc!
    To my question: I have used Nlite to create a slipstream version of XP so I know what it does, however I don't know if this Vista disc will do the same, i.e. will it pick up the HP boot files?
    I would like to have an install disk so I don't need a Windows already installed as previously stated.
    All help and advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. urie

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    #2 urie, Dec 20, 2009
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    You can make any version of vista you like but to really activate it you need SLIC 2.0 in you bios and while you are there do a slic 2.1 mod please search bios section and see if there has been a mod done for your bios NEVER buy vista or windows7 dvd's more than enough info on forum to let you make your own OEM dvd.

    please look How to properly request for a bios mod on info on how to request bios mod.

    please let us know how you get on :)
     
  3. eddiebelfast

    eddiebelfast MDL Novice

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    I am somewhat agog at your answer. I came on here and asked a question based on my reading of many threads and came to the conclusion that some of the people here were very advanced re computer knowledge.
    I have no wish to make a Win7 or Vista as I already have two Vistas' validated and running rather well.
    I asked for someones' help re slipstreaming Vista, so as not to have two operating systems on one hard drive and therefore wasting disk space.
    Your reply isn't what I wanted. Isn't what I asked.
     
  4. 911medic

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    #4 911medic, Dec 20, 2009
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    The disks you bought are probably useless..You would have been further ahead to download an ISO here or other places. Be sure it is official (MSDN, etc). You would then have an install disk..you bought, what sounds to me, upgrade disks..who's naive here??? (not trying to be facetious...:cool::cool:)

    Your disks wont work, and Vlite is junk....:cool:

    If you have the license, it is not unheard of to make your own install disc..not particularly illegal either. You never own your copy of Vista anyhow..kind of a warped lease agreement.......
     
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  5. eddiebelfast

    eddiebelfast MDL Novice

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    911medic. I bought two HP Vista brand new. I installed one to one computer and the other to my second comp. BOTH are VALIDATED. The only slight prob I have is that the comp that they install to has to have a copy of some Windows on it . I then insert the disk into the optical drive and the autorun brings up the setup page. I am then presented with a box with two versions to select from. Windows Vista Business or HP Windows vista Business.
    I select the first and then it is just a normal setup. When the setup is finished it automatically Validates.
    As previously stated, I can see that some of the guys on here are very advanced which prompted me to ask about Nlite?
    I have no prob with using a non kosher Windows, this being the first time in 25 yrs + of computing I have ever paid for any operating system. The fact that I got them so cheap precludes me from cheating, so to speak.
    You might want to read your first two sentences and then read my original piece and then ask, who now is naive?
     
  6. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Again, if they are not bootable, they are upgrade..you will not be able to have a bootable install from these..only upgrade with OS on harddrive..

    I am either naive or misinformed..You be the judge??:D

    Buying off of ebay is a risk, I think the seller knew what he was selling...:cool:

    Do you have a link to the sale or the sellers store???
     
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  8. eddiebelfast

    eddiebelfast MDL Novice

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    #8 eddiebelfast, Dec 21, 2009
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    Urie, no this wasn't the one I bought from. Although it was advertised at the same time. I think the guy I bought from had about 40 packs for sale. He was also selling XP.(lots of them).
    Just checked back his shop name is Abksoft.

    NB. they are NOT upgrade disks. Inside the install setup it states this is not an upgradeable set.
     
  9. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    You may be able to use the Vlite and simply add what drivers you wish and produce a bootable DVD in the end. I would suggest manipulating as little as possible in the Image. You will only be able to use one WIM in the end also...

    This would be the install DVD you were looking for..
     
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