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Vaio Recovery Center

Discussion in 'Sony' started by MCLAREN369, Aug 22, 2007.

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  1. MCLAREN369

    MCLAREN369 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is there a way I can download the program. I accidentally uninstalled:( it and would like it back to make recovery disks.
     
  2. pck83

    pck83 Notebook Consultant

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    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?
     
  3. NinjaNoodles

    NinjaNoodles Notebook Evangelist

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    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.
     
  4. pck83

    pck83 Notebook Consultant

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    won't he need to recovery centre to recover the computer?
     
  5. ScuderiaConchiglia

    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    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.)

    Gary
     
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    sA x sKy Notebook Consultant

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    If you want to recover the computer to factory settings, will the pre-installed software like Microsoft Office Home/Student be deleted as well?
     
  7. ScuderiaConchiglia

    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    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.

    Gary
     
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    sA x sKy Notebook Consultant

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    Okay I am doing that right now haha. Thanks so much for this vital piece of info!
     
  9. sA x sKy

    sA x sKy Notebook Consultant

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    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=[
     
  10. NinjaNoodles

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    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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