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Windows vista home premium upgrade Installation

I purchased an online upgrade through best buy for vista home premium. My PC lost a hard drive and i could only re install vista basic. I have a copy of the XrML digiyal Licensing Package, but it doesn't work. Apparently when I made the copy, the boot sect was on a different harddrive. I recieve a message can't find bootsect.bak. My download is no longer in my digital locker either. Is there a way to resolve this issue or get a copy of my digital download? Purchase was made in april of 07 from Microsoft through Best Buy.

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All you need do is just either look for the windows vista cd, there you can choose the option of home premium, and use the key given to you online.or else you will have to make a new purchase good luck

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