Where can I get a retail version of Vista Basic install DVD?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by MarkJohnson, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

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    I am working on a friends laptop and needd to reinstall windows. It has Vista Basic and the system only has 512MB memory and a single core Celerom M processor, so I don't think an upgrade to 7 or a better version of Vistaa will work without overloading thee machine. I think Vista Basic is too much ass it is and may put XP on it.

    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knew of a Vista Basic .iso file something. I see some for 7 and other versions of Vista, just not the Basic version Vista.

    I didn't want to install the Acer version it ccame with so as to avoid all thee preloaded crap those discs always come with and slowing it down even more.

    Thanks
    -=Mark=-
     
  2. kdo2milger

    kdo2milger MDL Senior Member

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    do you have a torrent program?

    i can give you the torrent tracker to download vista with sp2
     
  3. kdo2milger

    kdo2milger MDL Senior Member

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    #3 kdo2milger, Jan 30, 2010
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    search the hashes on any search engine and you will find them:

    verify the hash's in the iso with the hash's below from msdn:

    File Name: en_windows_vista_sp2_x64_dvd_342267.iso
    Date Published (UTC): 5/11/2009 3:14:18 PM Last Updated (UTC): 5/11/2009 3:14:18 PM
    SHA1: AAEE3C04533899F9F8C4AE0C4250EF5FAFBE29A3 ISO/CRC: 80B2EDB5

    File Name: en_windows_vista_with_sp2_x86_dvd_342266.iso
    Date Published (UTC): 5/11/2009 8:49:19 AM Last Updated (UTC): 6/11/2009 3:12:32 PM
    SHA1: 25AD9A776503E6A583BEC07879DBCC5DFD20CD6E ISO/CRC: E2AD10F9
     
  4. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

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    Thank you for the link. I forgot that my Vista Ultimate had all versions of Vista and was able to use that.

    Thanks again
    -=Mark=-
     
  5. hellcry

    hellcry MDL Novice

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    #5 hellcry, Feb 15, 2010
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    lol nvm u helped me i was looking for that vista for a friend :)

    Tnx

    Edit: Unfortunate torent dosent work anymore :(
     
  6. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    I just installed 7 ultimate on an old pentium 4 2.8 ht, 7 works fine and probably better than vista on older hardware. Had to force the XP network driver but after that WU found all the drivers it needed.
     
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  7. DasFox

    DasFox MDL Member

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  8. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Please refrain from posting torrents they are not allowed on forum READ the RULES.
    The file hashes should be enough for member to search with.
     
  9. DasFox

    DasFox MDL Member

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    I don't get this, M$ has the iso named:

    en_windows_vista_with_sp2_x86_dvd_342266.iso

    Yet many places have this supposed iso named as:

    en_windows_vista_sp2_x86_dvd_342266.iso

    No 'with' in the name, hmmm...o_O