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Windows 7: How do i get back windows 7 when i updated to windows 8

07 Mar 2012   #11

Windows 7

no i did not see the files and yes the rescue says that it can but im not sure if it runs factory recovery. and no i did not have any other place i backed up my files and when i try to add do the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool at step 3 it does not show my usb

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07 Mar 2012   #12


You are trying to write the downloaded ISO to flash stick now? Are you sure the download completed? Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download

If the MS download tool will not work use Universal USB Installer with WIn7 in dropdown menu. It never fails, unless your ISO is not intact.
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07 Mar 2012   #13

Windows 7

yes because my sony is unusable now
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07 Mar 2012   #14


What do you mean unusable?

Can you boot the flash stick, DVD or Repair CD using F2 key or this method:
How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD

If you want to try to repair Win8, boot into System Recovery Options to try Startup Repair a few times. You can try tapping F8 key at boot now.
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07 Mar 2012   #15

Windows 7

oh by that i meant i couldnt get out of vaio care
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07 Mar 2012   #16


I told you to hold the Power button in to Shut Down. Then reboot to see if it starts. If not reboot and tap the F8 key to enter Repair My Computer console to run Startup Repair.

If F8 doesn't work then use the WIn7 installer DVD or Stick to browse for your files to copy out to external: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM or run Vaio Factory Recovery from it's hotkey given on first boot screen.
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07 Mar 2012   #17

Windows 7

ok i will be doing the copy and paste
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07 Mar 2012   #18


When copying in WinRE (Windows Recovery) it may appear to hang with the circle spinning. This is normal and means you have to wait. I would copy and paste in smaller amounts so it won't hang so long.

This is really a workaround.

It would be better if you could Startup Repair Win8 via F8 Advanced Boot Options to copy via Explorer in Windows.
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07 Mar 2012   #19

Windows 7

when i click on F8 it just shows a _ blinking
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07 Mar 2012   #20

Running Factory Recovery from Boot on VAIO

Some Vaio's have Factory Recovery on the F8 Advanced Boot Options choice to Repair My Computer. However you said that it will not respond which means the OS is seriously damaged.

Other Vaio's have this procedure for Factory Recovery at startup:

Sony Vaio Laptop Factory Reset Instructions:
1. Turn on or reboot/restart the computer.
2. When the VAIO logo appears on the computer's screen, briefly press the F10 key on the computer keyboard. The VAIO Recovery Wizard appears. Note that depending on the model of Sony Vaio, you may have to press either the F11, F12 or the ESC key to enter this restore mode. This must be done before your operating system begins to load. If you see the Windows logo appear on screen, you'll have to restart and try again.
3. Choose the option on screen that is most appropriate to your needs. You will be presented with three options: you can either create a set of recovery discs, attempt to repair your operating system's installation, or restore your operating system. Repairing your operating system will attempt to fix your computer without deleting any of your personal files. Restoring your operating system will delete everything on your hard drive and return your computer to its original factory settings.
4. Wait for the restore process to complete. Depending on the type of restore you've tried, you may have to wait as little as a few minutes and as much as an hour or more. When the process is finished, the computer will automatically restart itself.
Or you can Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM
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