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Windows 7: Questions about Installing Windows on Vaio Laptop


08 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Questions about Installing Windows on Vaio Laptop

My HDD started acting up after doing a Windows Update last month (extremely slow startup and sound driver went corrupt. I think other drivers went corrupt too but those reinstalled automatically successfully. Also, Malwarebytes and Trend Micro scans found nothing but took a long time too.) so I'm looking for SSD deals right now. I have a few questions, specifically regarding the Vaio Recovery tool:

1. Is it too late to make a Vaio Recovery disc?

2. Can I "burn" it to a USB flash drive instead, since a DVD drive wouldn't be there?

3. Will I be able to use the recovery "disc" to install on a brand new SSD?

Sorry if these are easy questions but I've never reinstalled Windows before I'm using a Vaio VPCCB190X with 64bit Windows 7 Home Premium with SP1. I'm on a different computer as I type this but if you need more details I'll try to answer ASAP.


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08 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

WutDaFunk welcome to SevenForums

Take a look at the link below it will have everything you will need. Just read the instructions carefully and you will get a great installation on your bad new SSD Hard drive

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Take a look at this link as well

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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08 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
WutDaFunk welcome to SevenForums

Take a look at the link below it will have everything you will need. Just read the instructions carefully and you will get a great installation on your bad new SSD Hard drive

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Take a look at this link as well

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Thanks for the reply, but I'm not asking about a clean install, I'm asking about reinstalling to factory settings on an SSD using Vaio Recovery.
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08 Jul 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you can burn the recovery disc, you should be able to use that for a SSD reinstallation. However, a clean install as recommended by VistaKing would be my preferred solution too. especially Sony blesses you with a lot of useless bloatware that will only eat space on your SSD.
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08 Jul 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

How to make Sony Recovery Disks:
http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/d...rnalId=C196685

How to use Sony Recovery:
http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/m...59775&fes=true

How to use Sony Hardware Diagostics:
http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/d...rnalId=C459960

How to order Sony Recovery disks:
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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