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Windows 7: Sony Vaio Hard Drive Failure: Windows setup could not configure ...

29 Jul 2012   #21

windows 7 64

This problem is rampart in the internet but all the answers are sketchy at best.
What I found out is this: the original windows software that came with your computer will not be able to install in a new hard drive because it is imbedded with proprietary software from the computer manufacturers that identifies your computer as a sony, hp, dell, etc. And the manufacturers put these codes in the cd so you cannot use their software that came with your purchase to build a new computer.
Fortunately you can download a clean windows 7 from, burn it into a cd, do a fresh install, put your code from your purchased laptop, and then load the proprietary softwares from your manufacturers. I hope this solves this once and for all for everyone and will prevent some from purchasing a new set of installation cd's from the thieves.

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11 Oct 2012   #22

win 7 64bit

Ameka: I'm not sure about the cause you gave, but the solution does work. That's basically what I did after a lot of running around in circles.
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15 Jul 2015   #23

Windows 7 32
ISO files not there

Have the exact same issue but cannot dl the isos anymore, is there another recent source

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