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Windows 7: How do I restore the preinstalled windows7 in Vaio laptop after format

14 Sep 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

This is still your best option and cleanest install:

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Find a Win7 installation DVD for your licensed version and reinstall with the Product Key on COA sticker. The detailed steps are in the link below in my signature.



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14 Sep 2011   #12
Le Omar

Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

thanks .. i read the post (Perfect Reinstall) and i wanna ask does that mean i will make a recovery disc for the actual preinstalled image to get the factory condition windows 7? or is it the recovery disc for the installed and activated copy of windows 7?
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15 Sep 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

Recovery Disk and the Recovery partition are booted or run to restore your computer to factory condition with all of the preinstalled bloatware and factory utilities.

Finding a Win7 installation disk to clean reinstall only installs the OS without any of the factory bloatware programs or utilities.
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15 Sep 2011   #14
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The sony website seems to be pretty good about having all the drivers and even the utility an addon software available seperately as well.

Here: Sony eSupport - Computers - Laptop - Select Your Model

Select your model and DL all the software and drivers you want.

Then you can just reinstall windows from a normal disk (using your already paid for reg code) and add these drivers and software as you wish. No need for the official sony windows install disks.
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16 Sep 2011   #15
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Actually, just to eat my own dog food...

After finding this out and being very dissapointed in the horrendous performance of the HD in my VAIO when the laptop itself is otherwise amazing, I took the SSD I have being wasted in the guest computer and stuck it in my vaio. I then installed W7 ultimate on it while DLing the 40 or so driver and app files for my model off the above website. and burned them to a DVD.

I then installed everything one by one (Except some of the dubious sony specific software).

ALL the hardware works, camera, SD card slot, touchpad, 3d, DVD/blueray, WiFi, audio, video, all the special function keys on the KB and along the top of the case, everything.

I've decided that I may stick with sony from now on. This kind of thing is simply not done by most other manufacturers, it's really sort of amazing!

So now my laptop feels 10 times faster after about 4 solid hours of work with the new SSD (And 1/4 the HD space :P)
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