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 Post subject: Where to still buy Vista ????
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:15 pm 
Willamette
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OK, I know this sounds a bit odd and out of the ordinary, but where can I buy a copy of Windows Vista (Home Premium or Business) 32-bit version? I'm noticing that during software testing, I don't have a Windows Vista install to test the software on.

(Or can you download a VM from Microsoft, like XP Mode)? It needs to be either Home Premium or Business, though (unless the price is right, I don't need Ultimate). I'm not using it as a primary OS... mainly one that I can install, image, and then trash and restore as needed.

So, I'm looking to spend $50 or less. It can be an upgrade or fuell / OEM copy, I don't care just as long as it works. The machine I"m putting it on came with Windows XP, so I can do the upgrade if needed or a clean install.

Suggestions or options? I'll only use eBay as an absolute LAST RESORT...


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 Post subject: Re: Where to still buy Vista ????
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:44 am 
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90 day runs of Vista:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/de ... n&id=11575
You will need to reset the image every 90 days, but that shouldn't be too bad.
The DL says that it's for "website testing", but it is basically just a trial.


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 Post subject: Re: Where to still buy Vista ????
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:23 am 
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craiglist


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 Post subject: Re: Where to still buy Vista ????
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:31 am 
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With craigslist, there are no guarantees that there will be one in your area.


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 Post subject: Re: Where to still buy Vista ????
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:40 am 
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Try local mom and pop pc stores.

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