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Need copy of Vista Home Premium!

  1. #1


    jim Guest

    Need copy of Vista Home Premium!

    Is there a web sight were I can get a free trial version of Vista Home
    Premium? Reason is that I have a oem version key on my laptop but it came
    pre installed and I formated drive to rid viruses but oops! Anyway if anyone
    knows were I can get a copy to use for install I can use my product code off
    of the laptop were I will be installing this copy of vista home premium???
    Any help would be appreciated. Can not access recovery partition since I
    formated the os partition?


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  3. #2


    turnstyle Guest

    Re: Need copy of Vista Home Premium!

    Get a copy of the Vista Upgrade Anytime disk -- I got one from CompUSA
    for $5.

    -Scott

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    peter Guest

    Re: Need copy of Vista Home Premium!

    Contact the maker of your Latop for CD/DVD copies of your System
    Recovery............or read the manual on how to restore from the Recovery
    Partition.
    Some makers have you push an F? on startup to instantly start the recovery
    process.
    Since you did not name the Laptop its hard to get specific
    peter

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    "jim" <jmlvy1@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:BB75B29B-B45D-462D-9641-CC799E516B97@xxxxxx

    > Is there a web sight were I can get a free trial version of Vista Home
    > Premium? Reason is that I have a oem version key on my laptop but it came
    > pre installed and I formated drive to rid viruses but oops! Anyway if
    > anyone knows were I can get a copy to use for install I can use my product
    > code off of the laptop were I will be installing this copy of vista home
    > premium??? Any help would be appreciated. Can not access recovery
    > partition since I formated the os partition?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    BillD Guest

    RE: Need copy of Vista Home Premium!



    "jim" wrote:

    > Is there a web sight were I can get a free trial version of Vista Home
    > Premium? Reason is that I have a oem version key on my laptop but it came
    > pre installed and I formated drive to rid viruses but oops! Anyway if anyone
    > knows were I can get a copy to use for install I can use my product code off
    > of the laptop were I will be installing this copy of vista home premium???
    > Any help would be appreciated. Can not access recovery partition since I
    > formated the os partition?
    order the dvd from this site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro.../overview.mspx


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  6. #5


    jim Guest

    Re: Need copy of Vista Home Premium!


    Thanks for info to all! I tried installing my copy of vista home basic which
    works fine except in 30 days it will be dead because i can't activate do to
    it being installed on my desktop computer? Contacting the manufacturer is a
    good option for me. Just looking for a different fix. I tried upgrade online
    except my copy on the laptop is not activated? Keep sending me ideas and
    hopefully some one will give me a link i can go to to download a trial
    version so i can find out if microsoft will honor the oem numbers on my
    laptop? Thank you to all who inform!

    "peter" <peterk@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:CE7D816D-E6DD-4158-81E7-F7106955A0B1@xxxxxx

    > Contact the maker of your Latop for CD/DVD copies of your System
    > Recovery............or read the manual on how to restore from the Recovery
    > Partition.
    > Some makers have you push an F? on startup to instantly start the recovery
    > process.
    > Since you did not name the Laptop its hard to get specific
    > peter
    >
    > --
    > DISCLAIMER: If you find a posting or message from me
    > offensive, inappropriate, or disruptive, please ignore it.
    > If you don't know how to ignore a posting, complain to
    > me and I will be only too happy to demonstrate... ;-)
    >
    >
    > "jim" <jmlvy1@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:BB75B29B-B45D-462D-9641-CC799E516B97@xxxxxx

    >> Is there a web sight were I can get a free trial version of Vista Home
    >> Premium? Reason is that I have a oem version key on my laptop but it came
    >> pre installed and I formated drive to rid viruses but oops! Anyway if
    >> anyone knows were I can get a copy to use for install I can use my
    >> product code off of the laptop were I will be installing this copy of
    >> vista home premium??? Any help would be appreciated. Can not access
    >> recovery partition since I formated the os partition?
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    jim Guest

    Re: Need copy of Vista Home Premium!

    Scott,
    How is the anytime disk different from upgrading online?


    "turnstyle" <turnstyle@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:89ee950e-3387-4040-b56d-2e997addc6e6@xxxxxx

    > Get a copy of the Vista Upgrade Anytime disk -- I got one from CompUSA
    > for $5.
    >
    > -Scott

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Need copy of Vista Home Premium!

    Hi,

    1) Contact the system manufacturer for instructions on accessing the
    recovery partition or to obtain an appropriate recovery disk set. Why?

    2) Your OEM product key is not going to work with a retail version of the
    product even if a free trial download were available (it's not, but that's
    besides the point). An OEM key needs to be used with OEM media.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "jim" <jmlvy1@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:BB75B29B-B45D-462D-9641-CC799E516B97@xxxxxx

    > Is there a web sight were I can get a free trial version of Vista Home
    > Premium? Reason is that I have a oem version key on my laptop but it came
    > pre installed and I formated drive to rid viruses but oops! Anyway if
    > anyone knows were I can get a copy to use for install I can use my product
    > code off of the laptop were I will be installing this copy of vista home
    > premium??? Any help would be appreciated. Can not access recovery
    > partition since I formated the os partition?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    Bill Guest

    Re: Need copy of Vista Home Premium!

    jim wrote:

    >
    > Thanks for info to all! I tried installing my copy of vista home basic
    > which works fine except in 30 days it will be dead because i can't
    > activate do to it being installed on my desktop computer? Contacting
    > the manufacturer is a good option for me. Just looking for a different
    > fix. I tried upgrade online except my copy on the laptop is not
    > activated? Keep sending me ideas and hopefully some one will give me a
    > link i can go to to download a trial version so i can find out if
    > microsoft will honor the oem numbers on my laptop? Thank you to all who
    > inform!
    >
    You have a disc for Vista Home Basic then? That disc can be used to
    install Home Premium. Just key in your Home Premium registration key
    when prompted, and it should work.

    Once it is installed, your product key, if it's like the OEM key that
    came with my Acer, may not activate if you attempt internet activation.
    You'll probably be prompted to call Microsoft's toll-free number.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9


    jim Guest

    Re: Need copy of Vista Home Premium!

    Thank you Rick for this info. Looks like Dell wins?
    "Rick Rogers" <rick@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:eJCls$PYIHA.4896@xxxxxx

    > Hi,
    >
    > 1) Contact the system manufacturer for instructions on accessing the
    > recovery partition or to obtain an appropriate recovery disk set. Why?
    >
    > 2) Your OEM product key is not going to work with a retail version of the
    > product even if a free trial download were available (it's not, but that's
    > besides the point). An OEM key needs to be used with OEM media.
    >
    > --
    > Best of Luck,
    >
    > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    > My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >
    > "jim" <jmlvy1@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:BB75B29B-B45D-462D-9641-CC799E516B97@xxxxxx

    >> Is there a web sight were I can get a free trial version of Vista Home
    >> Premium? Reason is that I have a oem version key on my laptop but it came
    >> pre installed and I formated drive to rid viruses but oops! Anyway if
    >> anyone knows were I can get a copy to use for install I can use my
    >> product code off of the laptop were I will be installing this copy of
    >> vista home premium??? Any help would be appreciated. Can not access
    >> recovery partition since I formated the os partition?
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  11. #10


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Need copy of Vista Home Premium!

    I stopped recommending them long ago, the hardware's not what it used to be.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "jim" <jmlvy1@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6BD6FDA0-14C4-48D4-8D14-BB98AFFE09F9@xxxxxx

    > Thank you Rick for this info. Looks like Dell wins?
    > "Rick Rogers" <rick@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:eJCls$PYIHA.4896@xxxxxx

    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> 1) Contact the system manufacturer for instructions on accessing the
    >> recovery partition or to obtain an appropriate recovery disk set. Why?
    >>
    >> 2) Your OEM product key is not going to work with a retail version of the
    >> product even if a free trial download were available (it's not, but
    >> that's besides the point). An OEM key needs to be used with OEM media.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Best of Luck,
    >>
    >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    >> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >>
    >> "jim" <jmlvy1@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:BB75B29B-B45D-462D-9641-CC799E516B97@xxxxxx

    >>> Is there a web sight were I can get a free trial version of Vista Home
    >>> Premium? Reason is that I have a oem version key on my laptop but it
    >>> came pre installed and I formated drive to rid viruses but oops! Anyway
    >>> if anyone knows were I can get a copy to use for install I can use my
    >>> product code off of the laptop were I will be installing this copy of
    >>> vista home premium??? Any help would be appreciated. Can not access
    >>> recovery partition since I formated the os partition?
    >>
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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