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ISO for Windows Vista Home Premium

Azra Lyndsey
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I have a PC with a Vista Home Premium license that I need an ISO for so that I can do some repair work.  I cannot for the life of me find that anywhere around here.  Can someone point me in the right direction, please?
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Andrew LeniartIT Professional | Freelance Journalist
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Hi Azra,

Here you go..

http://getintopc.com/softwares/operating-systems/windows-vista-home-premium-download-iso-32-bit-64-bit/

Source of above Link: Vincent Fitzpatrick at "answers.microsoft.com"

Here's another resource: https://webforpc.com/software/operating-systems/windows-vista-iso-download-bootable-32-bit-64-bit/

I tested both links .. work fine.

Hope that helps.
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you can also post the problem you have - possibly we can assist with that also
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I urge you to get this from official Microsoft source or at least check the MD5 hash with the tool below to ensure it is not a tampered copy
http://getmd5checker.com/
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.
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If you do download any ISOs from the two suggested sites above then use the Windows and Office Genuine ISO Verifier util at http://genuineisoverifier.weebly.com/ to verify the ISO's integrity.  Read the link.

Now I have used one of the two sites above and the verdict is ... hit and miss.  Some of the downloads proved good, others proved not so good.
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If you cannot get a genuine ISO, consider upgrading the PC to a newer operating system as Vista is out of support and pretty much now abandoned.
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Nice app, dbrunton
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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.
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If you follow that link https://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/301852-vista-iso-download-create-installation-dvd-usb.html you will find the downloads no longer exist ...
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Quite a bit of concern has been raised about whether or not media obtained from the links given is genuine or not, and rightly so.  

Still, it's a risk you take whenever you download software from any source other than the developers official web site, which in this case is Microsoft.

Checking an ISO's validity using the above mentioned tools is certainly one way to ensure the file you're downloading is the genuine product which hasn't been maliciously (or otherwise) modified.  But it's also a step many don't bother with.

If you want to be 100% certain you're getting genuine replacement media, there is only one sure way - obtain your replacement from the developer.

How to replace Microsoft software or hardware and order service packs

Hope that's helpful.

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If the OEM tag isn't marked with 64bit, then this means it's running 32 bit, right?
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yes, that's correct
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>>  If the OEM tag isn't marked with 64bit, then this means it's running 32 bit, right?

I'm not sure about that.

For Windows 7 your license permitted either 32 or 64 bit versions.  Unsure about Vista.

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Thank you, all, for the help.  I looked into some of the ISOs linked and couldn't find one that validated.  Experimented around a bit and found that they would at least boot the system!  Eventually, a colleague turned up with a stack of Vista disks, only one of them worked with the OEM number on the side of the box.  I was unable to get Vista installed as the computer kept blue screening out on me, started running some hardware diagnostics and found bad RAM and probably a bad processor as well.

As noted, this is an OLD machine.  It's a Kiosk that never connects to the internet, and I managed to find another machine in a closet that will run the applications this kiosk requires.  

Thank you, again!
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Thanks for the update.

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You're welcome, sorry to keep you hanging for so long.