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Backup my Vista OS (embedded on a sony Vaio Laptop)so i Can reformat and then reinstall the OS

Windows Vista

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Asked by: Lena the Lovely Chook

PC  is Sony Vaio VGN-CR353 running Vista SP2,

Have noted several windows applications not always working and have bug where adobe acrobat reader files will not open,

unable to resolve so would prefer to reinstall the OS if Possible

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Answered by: A. User

PC  is Sony Vaio VGN-CR353 running Vista SP2,

Have noted several windows applications not always working and have bug where adobe acrobat reader files will not open,

unable to resolve so would prefer to reinstall the OS if Possible


How to obtain Vista Recovery Media and/or use the Vista Recovery Partition on your computer to put it back to Factory Settings.

 

There is no legal free Vista download available.

http://esupport.sony.com/perl/select-system.pl?PRODTYPE=1,24,26,66,9,70,5,72



Contact your Computer Manufacturer and ask them to send you a set of Vista Recovery disk/s.

 

They normally do that for a small $ cost.

 

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Also, ask them if you have a Recovery Partition on your Computer/Laptop to restore it to Factory settings.

See if a Manual came with the computer, or go to the Manufacturer's website, email or phone them for info on how to do a Recovery.

 

Normally, you would press F10 or F11 at Startup to commence the Recovery Process.. 

Another way I have seen on some models is to tap F8, and go to a list of Startup options, and start a Factory Standards Recovery from in there, by selecting the Repair computer option.

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Also ask them if it is possible to make Recovery Disk/s from the Recovery Partition in case of Hard Drive failure or System Crash.

They will tell you how to do that.

 

Each Computer Manufacturer has their own way of making Recovery Disk/s.

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Or borrow a proper Microsoft Vista DVD(not Dell, HP, etc).
A proper Vista DVD contains all Vista versions.
The Product Key determines which Vista version gets installed.

There are 2 Vista disks: one for 32bit Operating System, and one for 64bit Operating System.

 

If a clean install is required with a proper Vista DVD (not HP, Dell Recovery Disks):

 

Go into your Bios/Setup, or Boot Menu, at startup, and change the Boot Order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the Boot Order, then reboot with the disk in the Drive.

 

At startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, to go into Bios/Setup, or F12 for the Boot Menu

 

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918884

MS advice on doing clean install.

http://www.theeldergeekvista.com/vista_clean_installation.htm

A Tutorial on doing a clean install

 

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_install_03.asp

 

Windows Vista Installation Super Guide

 

After installation > Go to your Laptop/Computer Manufacturer's website > Drivers and Downloads Section > Key in your Model number > Look for latest Vista Drivers for it > Download/install them.

 

Save all Data, as it will be lost during a clean install.

 

Cheers.




Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner
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