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    Default Vaio Recovery Center

    Is there a way I can download the program. I accidentally uninstalled it and would like it back to make recovery disks.
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    Default Re: Vaio Recovery Center

    i'm not sure, tried searching on the sony site?

    Is it possible to boot from the recovery disk and do a recovery from there?

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    Default Re: Vaio Recovery Center

    The Recovery Center only works on the computer it was intended for. If your computer has a recovery partition, you can use that to do a full factory reset. You can also order a recovery disk from Sony if you don't feel like reformatting.
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    Default Re: Vaio Recovery Center

    Quote Originally Posted by NinjaNoodles View Post
    The Recovery Center only works on the computer it was intended for. If your computer has a recovery partition, you can use that to do a full factory reset. You can also order a recovery disk from Sony if you don't feel like reformatting.
    won't he need to recovery centre to recover the computer?

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    Default Re: Vaio Recovery Center

    Quote Originally Posted by pck83 View Post
    won't he need to recovery centre to recover the computer?

    No. If the hidden partition is still there all he needs to do is power up the machine and as it is booting up hit the F10 Key. (That's the procedure on the FZ series and I believe it is the same on the others as well.)

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    Default Re: Vaio Recovery Center

    If you want to recover the computer to factory settings, will the pre-installed software like Microsoft Office Home/Student be deleted as well?
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    Default Re: Vaio Recovery Center

    Quote Originally Posted by sA x sKy View Post
    If you want to recover the computer to factory settings, will the pre-installed software like Microsoft Office Home/Student be deleted as well?
    It will return the machine to exactly the same state it was in when you took it out of the box. Whatever was on your machine then is what you will have after a "recovery". Anything you added (including the virus) will be GONE. It literally wipes the hard drive clean.

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    Default Re: Vaio Recovery Center

    Okay I am doing that right now haha. Thanks so much for this vital piece of info!
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    2 GB DDR-SDRAM (DDR2-667MHz, 1 GBx2)
    100 GB Hard Disk Drive
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    15.4" WXGA (HC) W/CMR
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    Default Re: Vaio Recovery Center

    Alright my computer seems to to go amazingly fast now! Took awhile but it was well worth it. Now I have to reuninstall the bloatware=[
    Sony VGN-FZ190 CTO

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7500 / 2.2 GHz
    2 GB DDR-SDRAM (DDR2-667MHz, 1 GBx2)
    100 GB Hard Disk Drive
    SuperMulti (DVD+-R Double layer / DVD+-RW Drive)
    15.4" WXGA (HC) W/CMR
    NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ 8400M GT
    Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
    802.11a\b\g\n with BT




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    Default Re: Vaio Recovery Center

    Follow the guide in my signature. It can take a few hours, but it's worth it.

    Leaves absolutely no trace of the bloatware on your system, because it prevents it from installing in the first place. This is much better than simply removing the programs.
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