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Old March 13, 2011, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by clouter View Post
Thanks for the reply guys and thanks for the pm !
I called again and they told me they had a department for "replacement parts" which could sell me a Vista DVD. But the department is only open on weekdays.
I don't really feel like paying to get a silly DVD shipped to me as I'm sure the price will be too high.

My Vista is 100% legit of course, it's a OEM DVD that I bought when I originally built my pc...

I will try the suggestions I got here and let you know =)


by the way, if I find a friend who has an OEM vista dvd, would it work ? or is the product key linked to the dvd itself ?
The key is only tied to the "type" of license, so if you can find somebody with the same OEM DVD your key will work fine on either his/her original disk, or on a copy made from an ISO of that disk.

This (IMO) is one of those things that software manufacturers should be offering to their customers, especially in the case where there is a fairly lengthy (and verifyable) copyright protection key.... If you've got a legit key you can quote to a CS rep, there should be no reason why the system isn't set up for the CS rep to email you a temp link to a legit ISO of the appropriate disk.

I understand why it wouldn't be a good idea to set it up for online verification ("dictionary" style crack attacks looking for legit numbers), but there's no reason it couldn't work for a live CS rep.
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