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Windows 7: Clean install of Windows 7 x64 on Sony Vaio 71211m VPCEB3F4E

08 Mar 2018   #1
sudosam

Windows 10 x64
 
 
Clean install of Windows 7 x64 on Sony Vaio 71211m VPCEB3F4E

Hi,

I have got a Sony Vaio 71211m VPCEB3F4E, it came with no hard drive or recovery discs.
So installed a new hard drive and have tried to install windows 7 x64 (also tried Windows 10) by USB and DVD both fail when it comes to actually installing the OS on the hard drive.
The laptop bios is very restricted and there's not much options, see attached pics

The bios is R1140YB, EC version K1140Y8, ME version 6.0.31.1208

https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/s...specifications

any help?




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08 Mar 2018   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Put "Internal Optical Disk Drive" as the first item in the boot priority, and "External Device" as the second item. This will put your hard drive as the 3rd item. And that's the way it should be, so that you can easily boot from a DVD or an external device if you want to.
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08 Mar 2018   #3
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

I suggest that you download the Windows 7 VAIO Care Recovery program for your computer:
https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/s...ries/vpceb3f4e

This will allow you to rebuild the computer to original factory condition.
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09 Mar 2018   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I normally put the HDD / SSD as fist boot option.
To begin the installation I launch the Boot menu and choose DVD or USB flash disk.
If you have a UEFI BIOS, you can install Win 7 64 on a GPT or Legacy disk, depending if you booted the installation disk as UEFI or Legacy. Be sure to delete all partitions then create a new one.
Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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14 Mar 2018   #5
sudosam

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Thanks everyone for your help.
Turns out it was a faulty hard drive, I was assured it was fine & it did partition & format OK but when I actually ran surface tests on it = Fail, so fitted new drive and got windows 7 installed no problem.
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