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Windows 7: format sony vaio vpcea32en

25 Oct 2012   #1

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format sony vaio vpcea32en

hello i want to format my sonyvaio laptop vpcea32en..i have backup cd and i want to completely restore my laptop as factory restore. so please help me asap
thanks in advance

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25 Oct 2012   #2

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Hello nidhish and welcome to Seven Forums.

When you say you have "backup CD" do you mean you created a set of restore disks when you got your Vaio? I have a Vaio VPCEB47GM and it took 4 DVDs (not CDs) to create the factory restore disks. Or is your backup cd something else?

If you actually created a set of factory restore DVDs, make sure your computer boots from the optical CD/DVD drive as first choice in the BIOS.

Change Sony Vaio Boot Order

Insert DVD # 1 and restart your computer. Your Vaio will boot from the DVD. Follow the prompts to restore your machine to factory specs.

If you don't have a set of recovery DVDs you should still be able to restore your Vaio to factory specs by using the hidden recovery partition.

Hidden Recovery Partition

warning   Warning
There is a risk of data loss by using recovery disks or recovery partition. All data, settings, and programs added to the computer will be deleted. You should backup your data prior to restoring your machine to factory specs.
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25 Oct 2012   #3

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How to use Sony Recovery:
View Document

How to use Sony Hardware Diagostics:
View Document
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25 Oct 2012   #4
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Make your Recovery disks first as shown above, then run Recovery from its partition at boot as also shown above. This keeps the Disks as a backup so you have one, since running Recovery from its partition is more stable and if you run it from the disks to start with then you have no backup method.

Another option to consider to get a cleaner reinstall is to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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