Windows Vista Home Premium (32bit)

Does anyone know where I can download a copy of Windows Vista Home Premium?

I have the product key but can't find my CD.

I need to reinstall it on my pc.

Thanks a lot in advance
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Rob MinersCommented:
Haven't tested this but it looks promising

Microsoft Windows Vista Official

You must download the .exe, the boot.wim and the install.wim in the same place. Run the .exe file and it will extract all the files into a folder called Vista. Windows installer will now start (cancel the installer).

To create a bootable .iso extract the files to the Vista folder and download Imgburn. Launch imgburn and select "Create Image file from files/folders"
sammySeltzerAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot.

I am downloading those files now.

I will be back to update you on how things went.
sammySeltzerAuthor Commented:
I followed your instructions to the T.

Yet, when I tried to install this vista, it errored out saying that could be found.

What could have been wrong?
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Rob MinersCommented:
Sometimes it doesn't always work as expected, however here are a few things to try.

Ensure that the drive you are installing to has no remnants of the old OS lurking.
I normally prepare a drive using Diskpart with the Clean command before installing an OS or if I have Data on other Partitions I normally delete and then recreate the Primary Partition.

Use these insructions to recreate the ISO

Then burn the ISO again using Imgburn at a slower speed.

It could be a corrupted boot.wim file, so I would download the boot.wim file and then try again.

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sammySeltzerAuthor Commented:
The install WORKED!

I have 1 TB of external hd space.

So, I copy the vista folder to this drive and installed it from there.

Everything went well.

Thanks a lot for your  help.
Rob MinersCommented:
Your welcome :)

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