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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installation problem with Sony Vaio

14 Jul 2011   #41


What exactly is it you want to do in the Command Prompt?

The Sony instructions for running Recovery Disks don't say anything about it requiring the Recovery Partition to run. This is why Recovery Disks are made - in case HD and/or Recovery Partition fails.

You said earlier you have this Recovery Disk set. Try running them now following Sony's steps: View Document

If this fails find or borrow a Win7 installer for your licensed version to clean reinstall using Product Key on COA sticker: Reinstalling Windows 7

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14 Jul 2011   #42

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How to use a OEM manufacturer's Product Key (COA):
Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key
If you use the tutorial above,I would obtain a Windows 7 installer from a good source like:
Buy Windows Products Windows 7 Special Offers Shop Your Favorite Store
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14 Jul 2011   #43
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

There's no need to purchase an installer as you have a perfectly good Windows 7 activation key on the COA sticker attached to the PC that is good for the life of Windows 7 on that same PC.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

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14 Jul 2011   #44

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


The best source for a Sony Windows 7 installer would be:
How to order Sony Recovery disks:
1.Go to
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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15 Jul 2011   #45

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit


Thanks for all the help.
Since I am still in guarantee period, do not want to perform anything myself.
Am trying to get someone from Sony as i am under international warranty too.
Will update soon on the status.
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15 Jul 2011   #46
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Be sure to post back here with an update.
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