Windows VistaRe-Installation Question

wantabe2
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I have a desktop that the hard drive crashed. I have the product ID key from the registry before I crashed so is there any way for me to reinstall the operating system with a regular vista installation disk? Or is there a place I can go download an installation disk for Vista 64 bit?
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you can install the OS from a regular Disk you have. or you can download it from Microsoft official website . you just need to enter your product key to activate it
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Depend what you mean by 'regular disk. If an OEM version was installed you will need an OEM disk, if it was a retail version you will need a retail disk, if it was a VL version you will need a VL disk. You can only download disks if you have some form of open licence agreement with Microsoft.

If its OEM the manufacturer can often provide the disk for a small fee,

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