I bought Sony VIAO Laptop VPCEB26G/B
this week (18/08/2010) and this is my 1st Laptop which came with Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium Pre-Installed. There was an authentication sticker under the Laptop which Reveals a Product Key (Windows 7 Serial Key).There is no Disc in the Laptop Box.
The Laptop HDD contain a normal C: Drive 452.04 GB
as well 13.62 GB Recovery Partition
, 100 MB Windows 7 Reserve Space
. As the manual stated if something happens System Recovery is the only way.To recover the VIAO, either use Recovery Partition or Recovery Disc (Made 1 set DVDs). Upon completing Recovery successfully it land me up to the Factory setting condition.
I checked the Sony Viao Website,not much info about my question.
My question is, 1. Can I Re-install the Windows 7 Home Premium from any Windows 7 Disc by using the key which is printed at the bottom of my laptop and activate the product during instillation or later ?
. 2. If I do the Recovery which make the Lappy to Out-of-the box(Default Factory Setting) position means no Windows 7 Update installed,no program install nothing, and in the mean time if MS release a Service Pack for the Win 7.....Do I need to installed that too once I done the Recovery. Is there any way I can preserve this update so later it save me all data download?
I want to use this Windows 7 HP License as I don't want to buy another license for Laptop.
Please experts, any input is most valuable to me.Still now I don't even use the machine, in fear of losing windows.
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