1.    14 Dec 2011 #1
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    Need link to Vista Home Basic ISO download


    My dad's laptop has crashed, and he needs his OS re-installed. It was Vista home basic (32-bit). He has a valid serial key, and I simply need a link to the ISO download. I've been able to find plenty of ISOs for Windows 7, but those are obviously of no help in this situation. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!
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  2.    14 Dec 2011 #2
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    Re: Need link to Vista Home Basic ISO download


    There is no such thing as a legal Windows-anything ISO download. All of them out there are pirated or somehow otherwise illegally obtained. It's also against the EULA to provide such information. Doesn't the laptop come with a recovery partition and some means of using it? You'd have to check with the manufacturer or the shop where it was bought on that score.

    Have you tried booting into Safe Mode by tapping F8 repeatedly and selecting that from the ensuing menu? From there you could possibly initiate a System Restore to before the problem started. Don't forget to update immediately afterwards if successful.
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  3.    14 Dec 2011 #3
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    Re: Need link to Vista Home Basic ISO download


    Hi,

    Would a Vista Ultimate upgrade back-up disk be ok?

    It contains all versions & is selectable on booting!
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  4.    14 Dec 2011 #4
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    Re: Need link to Vista Home Basic ISO download


    If you take up that offer make sure you are using the correct key and this is tutorial on how to install using an upgrade disk: Clean Install From Upgrade Vista
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  5.    14 Dec 2011 #5
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    Re: Need link to Vista Home Basic ISO download


    If the Ultimate disk contains an install for Home Basic, that would be great. Where can I get one?
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  6.    14 Dec 2011 #6
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    Re: Need link to Vista Home Basic ISO download


    Hi,

    For a download of 2.86Gig (32Bit) or 3.66Gig (64Bit) you would need to spend a some time waiting for the download to complete.

    Could you not take "the version advice" & "Find a friend" with the correct media?
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  7.    14 Dec 2011 #7
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    Re: Need link to Vista Home Basic ISO download


    I am thinking about doing just that, but I don't know anybody with the correct media.
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  8.    15 Dec 2011 #8
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    Re: Need link to Vista Home Basic ISO download


    OK,

    Well, your stuck with obtaining a recovery disk for yourself or waiting untill you "Come across" a correct disk.
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  9.    15 Dec 2011 #9
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    Re: Need link to Vista Home Basic ISO download


    As long as you are using your own key there's nothing stopping you using someone else's disk. The Ultimate DVD contains all versions of Vista - it simply installs whatever version is appropriate by reading the key you input early on in the process.
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  10.    15 Dec 2011 #10
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    Re: Need link to Vista Home Basic ISO download


    So Vista isn't like 7, in the way that I CAN use a higher grade disk with the lower grade key.. hmm, this shouldn't be too difficult then.
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