Tired of downloading Vista from a slow torrent? Well, good old Microsoft has gone through the trouble and solved the problem for you! If you know the right place, you can download the retail version of Vista Ultimate upgrade directly from Microsoft. Yes! It's been leaked.

It works like this. Microsoft provides an option to purchase Vista online, After payment, the customer is given a download link which enables them to directly download Windows Vista from Microsoft server. (in fact MS uses a 3rd party software distributor to host the file; DigitalRiver) These download links have beeb leaked to the web and anyone can paste the links in a download manager or a web browser to begin the download of an original, untouched version of 'Vista Ultimate Upgrade'.

There are 3 files required for download:

  • boot.wim
  • install.wim
  • X13-49120.exe


7 Comments

  1. Eugene // 4/15/2007 08:39:00 AM  

    I downloaded this. Does anyone know how to make the DVD bootable?

  2. TEAM FILEnetworks // 4/17/2007 05:14:00 PM  

    pulkit,
    it's not a torrent.

    eugene,
    Here is how to create a bootable image:
    http://filenetworks.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-make-bootable-vista-ultimate.html

  3. Pulkit Chawla // 5/26/2007 11:33:00 PM  

    hi Lst
    ther has been as issue installin g Vista

    On compatibility check it is givin some kinaa error

    "
    You must make the following changes before installing Windows

    Close Windows installation and contact the device manufacturer for updated driver software for these devices:

    o SCSI and RAID controllers: FGDSCSI (2003) SCSI Host Adapter

    The compatibility report will be saved to the current Windows desktop.

    "

    Please tell how to the above and where to get the latest updated driver software for these devices.

    thanx a ton

  4. Pulkit Chawla // 5/27/2007 12:19:00 PM  

    Hi LST
    here r my motherboard specs

    Intel® Core™2 Duo

    Processor No. E4300
    sSpec Number SL9TB
    Processor Speed 1.80 GHz
    System Bus Frequency 800 MHz
    L2 Cache Size 2 MB
    BIOS Version 2212 or greater

    Plz help me sort the issue

    thanx a ton

  5. Pulkit Chawla // 5/27/2007 12:50:00 PM  

    Hi LST
    here r my motherboard specs

    Intel® Core™2 Duo

    Processor No. E4300
    sSpec Number SL9TB
    Processor Speed 1.80 GHz
    System Bus Frequency 800 MHz
    L2 Cache Size 2 MB
    BIOS Version 2212 or greater


    To add one more thing

    it is Intel Core 2 Duo DG965 Ryck
    Motherboard

    Plz help me sort the issue

    thanx a ton

  6. Trevor // 7/09/2007 07:49:00 PM  

    not only can you buy a copy from digital river but you can order alternate media from microsoft too: https://om.one.microsoft.com/opa/Validation.aspx?StoreID=37eb3052-7e03-4ce7-bee0-7f8e478f92c9&LocaleCode=en-us&JavaScriptOn=yes

    And presumably it's a real CD, I won't know until it gets here but the real cd's come with real part numbers that for 10 bucks you can get your serial from microsoft if you lose it.

    Oh and digital river will refund your money within 30 days of the purchase date.

    As for the question about making it bootable you need to use imagex in the windows automated installation kit (waik) google for it it's on the MS website -- good luck I downloaded the .img file they distribute it as, had to mount it with daemontools and then the msi file was corrupt and wouldn't finish installing. its almost a gig and all you need supposedly is imagex which couldn't be more than 40K. This made me furious.

  7. T.A. Movies // 11/17/2007 07:30:00 AM  

    Backup link for cdimage.exe
    http://www.mediafire.com/?6xr2mtjxx0b