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Windows 7: windows 7 and using vaio recovery discs?

28 Nov 2009   #1
JOHNYUPSIDEDOWN

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windows 7 and using vaio recovery discs?

i have just installed windows 7, from xp with no problems. but im not sure how to now use my recovery discs for my sony vaio so i can install all my old programs and software, adobe, click to dvd etc?? do i use the recovery discs as normal, system recovery, then applications recovery? will it then delete windows 7 and install xp back onto my pc? any help would be greatfuly received, thanks.


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28 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JOHNYUPSIDEDOWN View Post
i have just installed windows 7, from xp with no problems. but im not sure how to now use my recovery discs for my sony vaio so i can install all my old programs and software, adobe, click to dvd etc?? do i use the recovery discs as normal, system recovery, then applications recovery? will it then delete windows 7 and install xp back onto my pc? any help would be greatfuly received, thanks.
Hey Johnny and welcome

Did you do a clean install or upgrade?

You cant use a vista recovery (or backup) to install apps in win 7. If you did an upgrade they should already be there.

Do you have a windows.old folder on you C: drive?
If so you can use the easy transfer wizard to import your settings, etc



waiting on info


Kenn J++
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28 Nov 2009   #3
gregrocker

 

Sometimes you can pluck specific programs and drivers off of an apps disk without installing it.

Running an apps disk can sometimes just pop up a choice menu, but you wouldn't want to install the entire disk if it is going to wipe your drive as a full recov disk does.

All I ever really want is Works which I still can download off of an old Gateway apps disk. Get Adobe flash/reader, Java runtime from their sites (Java also has a compatible free reader).

The Support Downloads page for your model will also have apps and drivers. A call to your tech support can point you toward others.
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