sony vaio recovery discs

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by bobbintb, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. bobbintb

    bobbintb MDL Novice

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    i have an issue. i have a laptop i sold and need to restore to factory settings. the recovery partition is gone and the back up discs are missing. i know i can just get replacement from sony, for ridiculous amount of money, but i dont have time for that as i need to ship it tomorrow or the next day at latest. is there an archive or repository of such things that i can't find?
     
  2. Simpuhl

    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    Honestly, id just install a retail version with the added OEM files. It will detect that its a Sony Vaio and pre-activate and be geniune... then just download any drivers needed.

    If you like I can refer you to posts that can help you achieve the above.
     
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  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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  4. bobbintb

    bobbintb MDL Novice

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    thanks for the help. no luck finding the discs so i went with the solution posted.
     
  5. Simpuhl

    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    It's the best way, really the only thing I think that should be added is lan drivers and wireless drivers because if those work you can dl everything else
     
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  6. tornado4u2

    tornado4u2 MDL Novice

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    yeah i would do the same, as a matter of fact i repaired a Sony laptop for my brother and using the original disks only overloaded the computer with crapware, i did better by installing a oem copy and download network card drivers which by the way, are the only thing needed. the rest is trash trust me.