Can You Legally Download a Free Version of Windows Vista?


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People cannot legally download a free version of Windows Vista. Microsoft and other legitimate retailers no longer sell the program online. People may find legitimate pre-owned copies on retail websites, such as Amazon.com.

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Windows Vista is an operating system for PC computers. It was released to the general public on Jan. 30, 2007. In the first month, Microsoft sold more than 20 million copies. The operating system received mixed reviews. It was praised for providing better gaming performance but criticized for its high system requirements and lack of compatibility with older software. It was succeeded by Windows 7 on Oct. 22, 2009.

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