leor wrote:i assume telling her to "suck an egg" isn't an option?
leor wrote:where's my money?
idchafee wrote:OK so this PC has/had Windows Vista Home Premium before my mom's friend deep-6'ed it somehow. Windows won't boot, it keeps asking for the install media. No disk was given to her with the thing (so she says - she's an idiot so maybe she thought it was a coaster or something). The CD-Key is on the sticker on the side of the case. It appears that at one time it had a restore partition but hitting F11 over and over does nothing. Is there any way to just get the media, the disk itself? She doesn't need a license, its on the sticker. I just need the disk? It doesn't seem that there's anywhere outside a pirate site that has it available for download, and no one will just sell me the disk without asking for $100 for a license which she doesn't need (and couldn't afford if she did need). Any ideas?
DancinJack wrote:Don't you work for a school? Possibly get it from them, if they use Vista?
just brew it! wrote:Your best bet is probably to find someone who already has it and is willing to burn you a copy. Since she's got a legit CD key, I would assume that this is perfectly legal. Make sure it is the same flavor (retail vs. OEM), I don't think the keys for retail will work on an OEM install and vice-versa.
riviera74 wrote:What make and model is her computer? Once you know that, the maker's site can point you to how to access the recovery software to either system restore or format and recover.
Hallucin8 wrote:You can contact HP support and buy the discs / try to get them free. They don't sell them separately so you have to contact them.
FuturePastNow wrote:idchafee wrote:Work doesn't have Home Premium, and so far I haven't found anyone that does either.
It doesn't have to be, you can install any version from any disk. The key determines what gets installed.
FuturePastNow wrote:It doesn't have to be, you can install any version from any disk. The key determines what gets installed.
Ryu Connor wrote:No Technet or MSDN sub handy?
idchafee wrote:FuturePastNow wrote:It doesn't have to be, you can install any version from any disk. The key determines what gets installed.
Really? So if I have a Business edition I can get home premium on there? I'll try that!