Downloading the Vista 32 bit

#1
Hi, just joined this forum. Can I download the vista 32 bit on our imac and burn it on a CD to run on my screwed up windows machine? Many thanks...
 

mqudsi

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#2
Yep. Use Disk Utility (included in OS X) or Burn (free download) to burn the image onto a CD.
 
#3
Still a NO GO

Yep. Use Disk Utility (included in OS X) or Burn (free download) to burn the image onto a CD.



The Imac burned the cd just fine (vista 32 bit) but putting the cd into the PC, I get the same old song and dance. "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key-" Looks like pure DOS lingo. Any suggestions before I set it on fire? Thanks in advance.
 

mqudsi

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#4
To make sure - what are the contents of the CD at the moment? What files are on there?
 

mqudsi

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#6
Sounds like it wasn't burned right.
 
#7
You are probably right, I'll keep effin w/ it till I get it to work. Thx for your input...

Addendum:

Got the disk burned correctly and have spent the last 3 hours on the PC. The hard drive is most definitely toast. Wished I'd backed up 50% of my 360 Gig HD, Wah....
 
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Terry60

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#8
Try booting the disc into "Command Prompt" and run chkdsk /r against your bad partition.
If that doesn't fix things, burn yourself a live linux disc and rescue what you can of your data before you factory reset the PC