Need Vista Home OEM image



  • Anyone have an image of Vista Home they are willing to share with me?

    I have a Dell who's drive is not recovering and of course the user (a friend) didn't make a set of recovery DVDs.

    I'm just looking to put Vista back on the machine like it came with.

    Thanks



  • I certainly wouldn't purchase Vista. This machine sounds like a candidate for Linux Mint. Vista is 4 OS(es) behind.



  • Who's the OEM?



  • Dell



  • Duh, completely missed that....



  • Well you can request recovery media here from Dell Directly.

    No need to break any laws.



  • @DustinB3403 said:

    Well you can request recovery media here from Dell Directly.

    No need to break any laws.

    Nothing wrong with getting a media copy from people. It's the key you can't share, media is fine to share.



  • In order to take advantage of the Dell Vista OEM Key, he has to use the OEM Media.

    The media we might have, wouldn't be for that model PC. So by installing it, he'd be breaking the ToS with Dell and Microsoft.



  • That is just simply a matter of changing the Key.



  • I don't know how many rabbit trails you want to chase, but this might be worth checking out.

    http://getintopc.com/softwares/operating-systems/dell-genuine-windows-vista-home-basic-iso-download/



  • @DustinB3403 said:

    In order to take advantage of the Dell Vista OEM Key, he has to use the OEM Media.

    The media we might have, wouldn't be for that model PC. So by installing it, he'd be breaking the ToS with Dell and Microsoft.

    Last I knew, the media per model was no longer done. That was how they used to do it long ago. Any media that is not for the key will not work so it's not something you have to track.



  • So... buy another key then... which you would get the ISO when you buy the key (in most cases)...

    And since he's asking for the media, I'm assuming he doesn't want to spend money on an OS... So that's out of the question.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @DustinB3403 said:

    In order to take advantage of the Dell Vista OEM Key, he has to use the OEM Media.

    The media we might have, wouldn't be for that model PC. So by installing it, he'd be breaking the ToS with Dell and Microsoft.

    Last I knew, the media per model was no longer done. That was how they used to do it long ago. Any media that is not for the key will not work so it's not something you have to track.

    Dell doesn't do it by model.

    HP discs only work with one specific model, but Dell discs work with all models.



  • @DustinB3403 said:

    So... buy another key then... which you would get the ISO when you buy the key (in most cases)...

    And since he's asking for the media, I'm assuming he doesn't want to spend money on an OS... So that's out of the question.

    He already has an OEM key.



  • When you work on friend's PCs you end with alot of work and high expectations with very little gratitude.



  • @DustinB3403 said:

    So... buy another key then... which you would get the ISO when you buy the key (in most cases)...

    In a lot of cases, it doesn't. And they don't sell keys in that way.



  • @DustinB3403 said:

    And since he's asking for the media, I'm assuming he doesn't want to spend money on an OS... So that's out of the question.

    I don't understand your line of reasoning here. He owns an OS already. He has a key. This is 100% legit. He just needs a legit copy of the installation media for it. This is a very common practice and totally legal and expected under Microsoft licensing rules.

    It's so common, in fact, that most vendors today don't even supply media by default and expect you to get it somehow.



  • All he needs is the Dell Vista OEM media which is free to copy and provide to others.



  • Another thread asking a simple question to help the less fortunate, and it's driven down to the barn of linux, licensing and lashing (tongue) and shot.



  • No Vista home ISO files here sorry. In fact I think the only Vista image I have is an HP recovery set (2 ISO files) for Vista Business.



  • I think I have something kicking around, give me a bit.



  • Thanks everyone.

    I am running under the same impression as Scott.

    I have a legal license, and OEM license (the sticker is on the PC). The HD died. I don't want to pay Dell $20 to mail me a set of recovery media.

    The best option would be to get a Dell OEM Vista install disk. That Disk should see my license key in the BIOS and auto register.

    In the case where I can't get a Dell OEM Home edition, then I'll take any OEM edition and enter my CD Key and it should register.



  • @Dashrender said:

    Thanks everyone.

    I am running under the same impression as Scott.

    I have a legal license, and OEM license (the sticker is on the PC). The HD died. I don't want to pay Dell $20 to mail me a set of recovery media.

    The best option would be to get a Dell OEM Vista install disk. That Disk should see my license key in the BIOS and auto register.

    In the case where I can't get a Dell OEM Home edition, then I'll take any OEM edition and enter my CD Key and it should register.

    You should be able to find iso online somewhere



  • @IRJ said:

    @Dashrender said:

    Thanks everyone.

    I am running under the same impression as Scott.

    I have a legal license, and OEM license (the sticker is on the PC). The HD died. I don't want to pay Dell $20 to mail me a set of recovery media.

    The best option would be to get a Dell OEM Vista install disk. That Disk should see my license key in the BIOS and auto register.

    In the case where I can't get a Dell OEM Home edition, then I'll take any OEM edition and enter my CD Key and it should register.

    You should be able to find iso online somewhere

    Until recently, MS didn't publish the ISO's, Dell and HP surely never have that I know of.. and I'm not sure I want to trust any other sources.

    It's one thing to trust one of you, but a random website with an ISO.. yeah... no.



  • @Dashrender said:

    @IRJ said:

    @Dashrender said:

    Thanks everyone.

    I am running under the same impression as Scott.

    I have a legal license, and OEM license (the sticker is on the PC). The HD died. I don't want to pay Dell $20 to mail me a set of recovery media.

    The best option would be to get a Dell OEM Vista install disk. That Disk should see my license key in the BIOS and auto register.

    In the case where I can't get a Dell OEM Home edition, then I'll take any OEM edition and enter my CD Key and it should register.

    You should be able to find iso online somewhere

    Until recently, MS didn't publish the ISO's, Dell and HP surely never have that I know of.. and I'm not sure I want to trust any other sources.

    It's one thing to trust one of you, but a random website with an ISO.. yeah... no.

    If the system has crashed already. You really don't have much to lose



  • @IRJ said:

    @Dashrender said:

    @IRJ said:

    @Dashrender said:

    Thanks everyone.

    I am running under the same impression as Scott.

    I have a legal license, and OEM license (the sticker is on the PC). The HD died. I don't want to pay Dell $20 to mail me a set of recovery media.

    The best option would be to get a Dell OEM Vista install disk. That Disk should see my license key in the BIOS and auto register.

    In the case where I can't get a Dell OEM Home edition, then I'll take any OEM edition and enter my CD Key and it should register.

    You should be able to find iso online somewhere

    Until recently, MS didn't publish the ISO's, Dell and HP surely never have that I know of.. and I'm not sure I want to trust any other sources.

    It's one thing to trust one of you, but a random website with an ISO.. yeah... no.

    If the system has crashed already. You really don't have much to lose

    You mean besides not being able to trust the system at all?



  • I really think you should Lubuntu or ChaletOS, would likely run way more smoothly compared to Vista....

    I can even show you ChaletOS if you need (better hurry though) headed home for the day soon.



  • @DustinB3403 said:

    I really think you should Lubuntu or ChaletOS, would likely run way more smoothly compared to Vista....

    I can even show you ChaletOS if you need (better hurry though) headed home for the day soon.

    Thanks, but it's not for me, it's for a friend (heck it's for his kid). I have no desire to support them on a new platform.. I'm being nice enough just trying to reinstall the OS.

    Luckily I don't have to worry about any data.



  • ChaletOS looks almost identical to Windows.

    Albeit if he wants to install something, you'd be the person with a phone call...

    Fair Enough..



  • Found it.

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