The Windows Vista Recovery Disc ISO image that we published a couple of days ago has been a hugely-popular success – thank you all for your interest and your links. Unfortunately, we’ve had a lot of people (*cough* Chinese download sites *cough*) hotlinking the image directly, and as a result we’ve been forced to take certain measures.
The Windows Vista Recovery Disc is a 120 MiB download, and our bandwidth has jumped quite drastically since making it publicly available. Effective immediately, all hotlinked requests to the ISO image are being redirected to the download page, we ask you (quite humbly) to refrain from linking directly to the image file.
We haven’t done anything evil like disabling the usage of download managers or any other such nefarious actions that would bring the wrath of our beloved readers upon us though; so no worries :)
We’ve also set up a bittorrent tracker for NeoSmart Technologies’ larger downloads – you can find a link for the bittorrent version of the Windows Vista Recovery Disc below. It’s currently being seeded by a 100mb server, so it’s probably the best option at the moment. (We recommend µTorrent for all your bittorrent-related needs!)
Feel free to hotlink the bittorrent link to your heart’s content!