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Windows 7: need help to reformat my laptop!!


21 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
need help to reformat my laptop!!

hey you guys.... i seriously need help in reformating my" sony vaoi vpcee31fx E series windows 7 home premium 64 bit laptop" when i got the laptop it did not come with any recovery disk at all.... but what i realy wanted to do was reformat it as soon as i got it because of all the stuffs that it would come with and i wouldnt have use of them anyways.... so it has been over a year seens i have had this laptop and realy looking to reformat it an make a fresh once again... because there is programs on this laptop that is not in use,and takin up space.. i would like someone to help me like from scratch on how to bun my virsion of windows 7 on a cd by using power iso...saving my laptop drivers on a cd.. and reformating this laptop to make a fresh once again...guuys u seriously need help i am not a computer geek.. so am asking kindly to any one in this forum who is willing to help me out.... plzz help thanks...

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21 Feb 2011   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by se7en101 View Post
hey you guys.... i seriously need help in reformating my" sony vaoi vpcee31fx E series windows 7 home premium 64 bit laptop" when i got the laptop it did not come with any recovery disk at all.... but what i realy wanted to do was reformat it as soon as i got it because of all the stuffs that it would come with and i wouldnt have use of them anyways.... so it has been over a year seens i have had this laptop and realy looking to reformat it an make a fresh once again... because there is programs on this laptop that is not in use,and takin up space.. i would like someone to help me like from scratch on how to bun my virsion of windows 7 on a cd by using power iso...saving my laptop drivers on a cd.. and reformating this laptop to make a fresh once again...guuys u seriously need help i am not a computer geek.. so am asking kindly to any one in this forum who is willing to help me out.... plzz help thanks...
First you need some media to boot from (win 7 dvd, etc) If you dont have one but do have a legit win 7 retial serial number you may be able to find a download.

You will have to re-install all of your applications, drivers, games, etc, after the format. Make sure you have the installers, and their serial numbers as well

when you have both of those ask us for more help


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21 Feb 2011   #3
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Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am sure your Vaio came with a recovery partition - mine did. And if you have not burnt the recovery DVDs from there, it is high time you do that first. Then you can run it thru vLite and customize it the way you want. But if it is only a matter of uninstalling a few programs, it would be easier to just uninstall them.
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21 Feb 2011   #4
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Many tech enthusiasts find a clean-copy DVD of their OS version and reinstall using the OEM Product Key on the COA sticker on machine. Any retail installer can also have all versions unlocked by extracting the ISO using ImgBurn, running the ei.cfg removal tool, then burning an all-versions DVD to install your licensed version.

Back up your files externally, make your Recovery DIsks or save a backup image of the entire HD first so you have a path back to factory condition. Then wipe the HD of all code to get cleanest install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If you install to wiped HD, the installer will issue a 100mb System Reserved boot partition which conveniently places the Repair Console (normally only on the DVD or Repair CD) on the F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu. So boot the installer, choose Custom Install and then Drive Options to partition as you wish and format: Clean Install Windows 7

The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Just in case, have your Wireless driver on flash stick or CD so you can get online quickly. Then enable hardware driver auto-updating: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...-your-hardware and check optional Updates.

Any drivers still missing in Device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device. Driver Install - Device Manager

Install updates and then programs slowly over time to gauge performance after each. Don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup as they slow startup, become freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and can spy on you. I only allow AV and gadgets. Startup Programs - Change

Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials which works perfectly with Windows 7 Firewall. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

When it is finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner then Auslogics Disk Defragger monthly.
CCleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
http://download.cnet.com/Auslogics-D...-10567503.html

Then save a Windows 7 Backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD (or replacement) using DVD/Repair CD with the stored image. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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22 Feb 2011   #5

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To order Sony disk:
1.Go to http://servicesales.sel.sony.com.
2.Enter your computer's model number (for example, PCV-XXXX), and click List Parts and accessories.
3.Follow the online instructions to order the Recovery Media Kit.
If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.
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