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06 Nov 2009   #1

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Sony Vaio Upgrading kit to Windows 7

I bought a sony vaio vista with a free upgrade kit to windows 7. I upgraded to windows 7 and everything works fine. My question is i like to make a clean install of windows 7, tried to boot from windows 7 dvd but won't boot. What i'am doing worng?

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06 Nov 2009   #2

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Go to BIOS and set your CD/DVD to boot first.

Or you can try F2 when you restart and the first screen comes up, it should list the F-key to use on that screen somewhere for the boot menu, Sony should be F2.
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07 Nov 2009   #3

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Many manufacturers also give you a shortcut to enter just the boot menu portion of your BIOS... usually F11 or F12.
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07 Nov 2009   #4

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It's F2 according to this list.

(Link broken)

Comes from a good source.

Quote:
To boot from the Windows media you'll need to insert the Windows disk into your DVD drive and restart the computer.

To get to the boot menu you'll have to press a certain key as the system first starts to boot.

Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F2
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button
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07 Nov 2009   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
It's F2 according to this list.

On another thread

Comes from a good source.

Quote:
To boot from the Windows media you'll need to insert the Windows disk into your DVD drive and restart the computer.

To get to the boot menu you'll have to press a certain key as the system first starts to boot.

Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F2
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button
Dave:

That link appears to be broken!
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07 Nov 2009   #6

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The Sony discs are intended to upgrade you from Vista to Windows 7, they are not designed for a clean install. If you want a clean install, you need to make a bootable DVD that has the appropriate x32 or x64 ISO image on the DVD. Check this thread for help:

GUIDE: Creating a Bootable ISO from your Sony Windows 7 Upgrade DVD for Clean Installs
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07 Nov 2009   #7

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Thank You, Defender3
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07 Nov 2009   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
It's F2 according to this list.

(link broken)

Comes from a good source.

Quote:
To boot from the Windows media you'll need to insert the Windows disk into your DVD drive and restart the computer.

To get to the boot menu you'll have to press a certain key as the system first starts to boot.

Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F2
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button
Dave:

That link appears to be broken!
Sorry about that, it's not accessible.

Original quote, posted by usasma in vistax64 forum, posted by z3r010.

These could very well have changed.
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09 Jan 2010   #9

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Here is described how to install Windows 7 on VAIO computers and also how to solve shortkey problems:
Windows 7 Ultimate Install on VAIO VGN-AR51M
Hope is useful.
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