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Windows 7: How do you obtain a recovery disc for pre-installed software?

13 Jul 2017   #1
raerae0315

Windows 7 Home Premium OA
 
 
How do you obtain a recovery disc for pre-installed software?

I have a Sony VAIO PCG-71312L. Before it was given to me, Windows was uninstalled and replaced with Ubuntu. I do not have the recovery or install disc that originally came with the laptop. All I have is the product key on a label on the back of the laptop. Can I purchase a recovery disc from anywhere and use that product key? If not, how do I go about this? I need to get Windows reinstalled so it is useable.


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13 Jul 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Welcome to the Forum

If you have a COA key on the COA stiker, you can use it to reinstall win 7.
The link is valid for 24 hours. Download it NOW
https://software-download.microsoft....38a596ed6eeb6b

Burn the iso to a DVD or make a USB boot able USB flash disk.
Windows USB/DVD Download Tool - Microsoft Store

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For the drivers Solved: I need drivers sony vaio pcg-71312L for Win 7 - the Community

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13 Jul 2017   #3
raerae0315

Windows 7 Home Premium OA
 
 

So the product key that is on the back of the laptop is the COA and can be used with the download you just sent me? I will have to put it onto a flash drive to boot from.
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13 Jul 2017   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raerae0315 View Post
So the product key that is on the back of the laptop is the COA and can be used with the download you just sent me? I will have to put it onto a flash drive to boot from.
The link is for Win 7 HP. If the COA key is also for Win 7 HP, use it for install / activate.
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13 Jul 2017   #5
raerae0315

Windows 7 Home Premium OA
 
 

I am not able to download the file you sent. Im at work and I cannot do that on the company computer. I would feel more comfortable purchasing a recovery disc. Is this possible? How do I know I am getting the right one? Sorry - I am not tech savvy, apparently.
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13 Jul 2017   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I don't think it will be possible to buy a recovery disc. Anyway, it will be expensive.
It may be that the HDD still have the recovery partition.
Did you try to launch the Factory recover from BIOS?
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13 Jul 2017   #7
raerae0315

Windows 7 Home Premium OA
 
 

I don't think it is possible? The only way I can get into what I think is the BIOS menu is by pressing f2 as the VAIO logo shows up. If it can be done there, I don't know how to. If I let it go passed this part, it takes me to Ubuntu and I am not able to get passed that bc it's password protected. It says Please unlock disk sda5_crypt. I don't have access to this password. From what I can tell Windows was taken completely off this laptop. I have a Windows 8 disc, bu no product key. I was able to get the computer to boot into windows last night with this disc, but it's useless bc no product key.

Thank you for baring with me here. I am not good with this stuff and since the laptop was given to me, I don't know the ins and outs of it.
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13 Jul 2017   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

On BIOS you normally has an option to launch the Factory Recover. Of course it will only work if the disk wasn't completely erased and you still have the Recover partition.
As I think it will be difficult to obtain the recovery disc, the best option would be to install Win 7 with a MS disk and activate with the COA key.
Don't you have anyone who can download the ISO file for you?
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13 Jul 2017   #9
raerae0315

Windows 7 Home Premium OA
 
 

Not in the next 24 hours. If the link works longer, I can have it done this weekend.
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13 Jul 2017   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

If it it doesn't work, write asking for an update link. If I'm not online, there are others at the Forum that can give you a link.
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