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Get Windows Vista ISO from Product Key [duplicate]

I have recently found a Packard Bell PC with an OEM key for Windows Vista Home Premium. Is there a way to get the installation files legally by using the key? (aka the ISO)
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Why is my computer windows Vista is running very slow despite CPU/RAM usage at not 100%?

My HP Pavilion DV3 laptop is running very slow. OS is windows Vista. I initially thought it could be due to low RAM (it has 4GB), and bought new RAM 8 GB that I have yet to put in. But when I see the ...
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How do I make an Ubuntu install USB stick in windows?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04.4 on a blank machine. I want to use a USB stick.How can I do this in Windows??
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How may I forcibly remove a locked laptop from a non-existant domain?

I have a sony vaio running Windows Vista Ultimate that was added to my former business domain many years ago and which has not been used since my business was shut down 3 or 4 years ago. The logon ...
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Windows does not upgrade from Vista to 7

I am trying to upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows Vista. When the windows 7 installer prompts me to restart, it boots into Vista like nothing happened. I am currently using a Hewlett-Packard HP ...
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Sharing internet connection from laptop to WiFi router

So I have two WiFi routers which I currently don't use but would like to use them to share internet connection from my laptop (Vista) to my wifi router to create a wireless signal for devices in my ...
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Vista: How to prevent an extended partition from converting to EISA?

So I tried to create an extended partition with two logical drives on an Acer Vista laptop which has two EISA recovery partitions. After reboot I see the extended partition has been replaced with a ...
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Skype: Mic recognized but still not working

My microphone suddenly stopped working on Skype. I was using Skype for months, almost daily. All of a sudden the microphone seems to be muted: My conversation partners on the other side don't hear ...
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When did/will Microsoft End Security Updates for Vista

Does anybody know when will Microsoft End Security Updates for Vista (or have they done so already) Thanks
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Windows Vista on new Tablet

I want to test install Vista on a Lenovo Thinkpad 10. It only supports UEFI. If I try to boot the UEFI Version it just gives me a black screen with a grey bar on top (misaligned Lpading bar?!) . If I ...
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BIOS Update from Vista only?

I found this old HP Pavilion Media Center m8100 PC and want to do a BIOS update. I found the official BIOS update from HP on their website here. The motherboard I'm using is IPIBL-LA. I might do the ...
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Restored Windows Vista Recovery Partition Image not booting - clonezilla

I've followed the first two of these guides from clonezilla.org, but: applied to a Windows Vista Recovery partition; partition-to-image rather than disk-to-image. I wiped out the entire disk after ...
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Can't Resize Windows Vista Partition

I have been trying to install kali linux to my laptop and dual boot it with Windows. Every time I try to shrink the C drive in computer management it says I can only shrink it by 715mb. I tried ...
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Will port forwarding on a guest network make it safer?

This is my first time port forwarding. I've looked up quite a bit about it and I know how to do it. However, the device I'm port forwarding is a old vista machine that's going to be hosting a game ...
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Geek squad says my hard drive is failing?

I have an older laptop, dell duo core 2.1ghz, 6gb ram, 500gb hd. It is running vista. Was working fine although maybe a tad slower than when new when all of a sudden some things stopped working, seems ...

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