I formatted my hard drive and can't find my windows vista installation disc, can I download it?

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If your vista is preinstalled and you still have the PK on your COA, borrow from someone different windows vista OEM version.

If you bought separately (not OEM), then borrow another windows vista RETAIL copy.

That would be casual piracy but, there is nothing you can do.

in any case, it won't work if you don't have a genuine microsoft product key.

If you are unable to activate, call microsoft product activation.

NOTE: Make sure that you borrow the exact and the same architecture/version/edition.

for example, the name of the product that is written on your COA is vista Home premium, then borrow OEM de Microsoft windows vista Home premium.

When all else fails, buy Windows 7.

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