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Windows 7: Restore Vaio system to factory settings w/o recovery disks / partition


28 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Restore Vaio system to factory settings w/o recovery disks / partition

I wanted to install a different Windows 7 on my Vaio but when I selected a partition to install Windows on, it said:
"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."
I searched online and found a program called GParted to fix the problem. What I didn't know was that it would delete all the partitions. I fixed the problem and installed Windows but I want to go back to factory settings. The problem is that I deleted the recovery partition. Is there any way to go ack to factory settings?? Can I download recovery files online?
Model no: SVS13A190X

Thank you

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28 Sep 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you just want some of the sony utilities, or drivers -

Sony eSupport - SVS13A190X - Support

If you want the whole recovery disc - you might have to ask them to send it.
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28 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If you just want some of the sony utilities, or drivers -

Sony eSupport - SVS13A190X - Support

If you want the whole recovery disc - you might have to ask them to send it.
I'm not currently residing in the country I bought the laptop from. Would they have it in another country?

and I was wondering if you knew around about how much would it cost to get them sent?
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28 Sep 2012   #4
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Just look around on the Sony website, it shouldn't be that hard to find.
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28 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 714 View Post
Just look around on the Sony website, it shouldn't be that hard to find.
They don't sell the recovery disks online. That's my problem. I don't think they'd have this product's recovery disks in a different country.
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28 Sep 2012   #6
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

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28 Sep 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

IF the recov partition was on the right - there is a fair chance everything is still there.

Explaining how to access it is nigh on impossible.
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28 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 714 View Post
The first link I can't do because I've already erased existing files.
As for the second link, they told me online that I can't buy the recovery disks online so I got really exited when I saw the second link. Unfortunately, they don't have my model no. for some reason.

Thanks for trying
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28 Sep 2012   #9
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

It'd really be much better to do a clean reinstall. Comes without all the bloated junk software that comes with the computer. Click the clean reinstall link in my sig.
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28 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
IF the recov partition was on the right - there is a fair chance everything is still there.

Explaining how to access it is nigh on impossible.
I actually just tryed to recover it with Partition Recovery Toolkit. It detects the partition. It's condition is "bad" ranging from ''excellent" to "very bad". But when I click recover it says it's overlapping with the C drive and that I need to delete that drive first. I was thinking of installing Windows on another drive to delete C and try to recover it but the Delete Invalid Partition is unavailable.
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