Eval copies of Vista and W8.1?

AcesFullAcesFull Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi, I do not have access to a machine with either Vista or W8.1. Microsoft doesn't have them on their eval site that I can see. There has to be a way to legally get the eval versions of retired OSs so we can install VMs to study for the exams, right? Anyone know where to get them?



  • TechGuru80TechGuru80 Posts: 1,539Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    They don't have eval versions because they are obsolete operating systems.

    How about get an OEM version? It will be cheaper at least.
  • wd40wd40 CISA, eJPT, MCP, MCTS, CompTIA x 6 Posts: 988Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Several years ago, Microsoft had Technet paid subscriptions, where you had access to old and new software which can be used for evaluation / testing, it was relatively cheap (Around 250$ per year).

    Unfortunately people started abusing the licenses that they got through the subscription and Microsoft cancelled it., I regret not downloading older OS's and applications..

    Now, to get a legal evaluation copy direct from Microsoft you need to get an expensive visual studio subscription.
  • yoba222yoba222 Posts: 1,001Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    Here you go. Windows 7 is very a close match to Vista; I'd use that instead.
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