I have tried searching on HP's website, Microsoft's website, and then again here to see if I could find a reputable download for Vista. So far, I have failed. I tried then on Google and Bing, and keep getting directed to the Windows 7 download site and a bunch that I don't know about their reputation and am not willing to try since it is for a client's computer.
For reference, the reason I am looking for this is I have a "client" that has an HP laptop they bought with Vista Home Premium 32 on it. The hard drive crashed and I can't seem to get to the recovery partition to copy out files to install on a new hard drive. Of course the user never followed the HP suggestion for making a recovery disk, so I am so far out of luck. What I am looking for is a simple ISO or similar download of Vista. I have the license, just not the bits. I can get a recovery disk from HP if needed, but I thought I would ask here first as it will take several days before I get their disk. Unfortunately, I don't have my technet plus subscription anymore, so that isn't an option either.
Any ideas or suggestions?