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  • i have a hp g60-445dx notebook and its running windows 7 but on my laptop it has a windows vista inset sticker and theres a product key on a sticker on the back. can i reinstall the vista without a disc?
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 11:03 PM

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  • Theoretically speaking, you can install Vista with that product key.

    But in the real world, Windows Vista reached End-Of-Life in April 2017. 

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet

    Therefore you may not get the latest updates to protect you from cyberthreats, leading to an insecure operating system for you.

    Not sure what your reasons are for installing Vista because it is difficult to find an iso for that.

    Thursday, December 21, 2017 3:21 AM
  • If you do not have the original Windows Vista installation media, you cannot install/reinstall Windows Vista unless there is a recovery partition on the hard drive. Neither Microsoft nor the manufacturer of your laptop supports Windows Vista as it is now obsolete.

    Carey Frisch

    Sunday, December 31, 2017 8:08 AM