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Thread: Anyone have some Windows Vista Business CD's?

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    Default Anyone have some Windows Vista Business CD's?

    Oh Crap !!!!!!!!!

    I left my laptop on this morning when I left for work (as I quite often do). However, today's been a pretty warm day and I came home to find my office absolutely boiling hot. My laptop had switched itself off and when I tried to reboot it it says there is no drive/boot device present

    I think it's got well overheated and just given up. There's a strange clicking noise coming from the drive as it's trying to get itself going. I stuffed it into the freezer for a while, but sadly no luck there either. It looks like a full Vista re-install onto a new hard drive is necessary.

    I have backups of my documents so I can do a restore and get those back, but I don't have any Windows Vista Business edition discs to allow me to re-install the operating system on to a new hard drive.

    I do have a (full?) system backup that I made from within Vista. However, I have no idea as to what to do with that, as suspect I cannot restore it from the external hard drive without Vista being installed on a new hard drive in the laptop - a catch 22.

    So, if you can help me out with a set of Vista business discs I would be most grateful and at least that will give me a starting point. Please PM me.

    Whatever happened to laptop manufacturer's enclosing operating system CD's with their products? What's the point in having a restore partition on the hard drive when the hard drive's knackered ?

    My Laptop is a Dell Inspiron 6400.

    Thanks

    Jem

    Oh, and before anyone asks... I do have the full legitimate licence number for Windows Vista Business on the bottom of my laptop, so everything's above board.
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    Wouldn't it simply be quicker/easier to download an image from torrent or other p2p source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norty303 View Post
    Wouldn't it simply be quicker/easier to download an image from torrent or other p2p source?
    Never used a file sharing network and I wouldn't trust them, i've heard so many bad stories about viruses etc. I'd much prefer to get a set of CD's /DVD's

    Thanks for the quick reply though.

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    Crap-

    i got Win 7. that help?
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    Thanks Guys...

    Rob (Stanwax) is my knight in shining armour. He's come to the rescue and is sending me the discs tomorrow... What a guy

    Cheers

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    ive also got the nstall disk mate but not to worry if rob is sorting you out
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    Thanks Andy, much appreciated but hopefully i'm sorted.

    Cheers

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    I don't have Vista Business, but I have Vista Ultimate and a Win7 Business disks that I'm not using. If for some reason Stan can't find his I can send one to you.

    Cheers,
    Mike

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    Thanks for the offer Mike, but hopefully i'll be o.k. as Rob (that's his real name ) is 100% reliable.

    If for any obscure reason there is a problem i'll be in touch.

    Cheers

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    Jem
    The DVD was posted 1st class yesterday as promised and hopefully should be the correct one and land with you today
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