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10-01-2008

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Hi, i was wondering if i can get the window vista CD

2008-10-28, 21:38 PM
I ordered the thinkpad w500 with the windows xp recovery disc. And i never got one for the window vista. I was wondering if i could try out the windows vista see if it better than the SP3 that I am running at right now?
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11-24-2007

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Re: Hi, i was wondering if i can get the window vista CD

2008-10-28, 22:41 PM
What COA does your machine have?
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Re: Hi, i was wondering if i can get the window vista CD

2008-10-29, 4:57 AM
what is COA?? the thinkpad came as the windows xp and i got the recover CD in windows but i should have put down the vista one instead..
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Re: Hi, i was wondering if i can get the window vista CD

2008-10-29, 5:22 AM

COA= Certificate of Authenticity, which is the sticker on the bottom of your ThinkPad...

 

Since your machine was shipped with XP, you'll have to purchase Vista upgrade or retail disks...anything else would be illegal.

 

Hope this helps.

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George




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10-28-2008

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Re: Hi, i was wondering if i can get the window vista CD

2008-10-29, 14:52 PM

I have the same question.  My COA says Windows Vista Ultimate OEMAct.

 

My W500 came with Windows XP CD-ROM's, but not Vista Ultimate. 

 

Any suggestion?

 

Bruce

Dallas/Fort Worth

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