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Where to get Microsoft Software?

I am opening a small computer repair business.  I know that I will receive many computers that will need to be reformatted and I know my customers will not have a restore cd or the OS cd with them.  I'm sure that the OS's will range from windows 98 through Vista.  My question is this...

Where can I find all versions of Microsoft Operating Systems, Microsoft Office?  I looked into Technet Plus but I'm not sure I can do what I am needing to do.  Basically all I need is the Operating System and to use the product license key that is stamped on the side of their computer.  I will also like to have Microsoft Office disks since I may need to run a detect and repair or something.  Any ideas?
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rbudj
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dphantomCommented:
If the customer has lost their software, they will need to get it replaced.  You cannot install an OS unless the custoemr purchases it.

Generally, a customer can get a replacement CD/DVD from HP, Dell etc fairly quickly.  Or you could do that for them possibly.

But if you are looking to buy a copy of say Vista Business and then as customers come in install that on any number of PCs becasue they do not have their original Cd, you will be wrong.
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Lukasz ChmielewskiCommented:
about office (2007) is able to be downloaded from ms site, you need to provide a valid key, which you can retrieve from the computer with software like system info for windows
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HighspadeCommented:
Most OEM systems would have the key on a case sticker. You can use the appropriate install media and stay within the license agreement. Microsoft should be able to ship original install media for a small fee.
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rbudjAuthor Commented:
thanks yall for the responses.  dphantom, im not sure you are totally correct.  If the computer has a sticker on the side of it with a key, then I should be able to install the OS with whatever disk so long as I use the license key on the sticker.  This is part of my question that I must find the absolute truth about.
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