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Help: Re-installing factory supplied windows 7 home premium 64 bits in Sony Vaio

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Rogintel, Oct 27, 2011.

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  1. Rogintel

    Rogintel Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I bought a new Sony Vaio laptop (Model: VPCF12A4E) from Germany. It installed windows 7 home premium on it when I first turned it on without any CD. Something went wrong after a year or so and the only way out was to re-install the operating system. I did get it re-installed but the new one is 32 bits and they dont have the original 64 bits one.

    Is there any way the original windows 7 home premium can be installed? Because if it installed initially without any CD, then it must be stored somewhere inside the pc.


    Thanks.
     
  2. pip22

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    When you first turn on a new laptop , Windows is already installed effectively. All that's left to do is for the owner to enter a few details, choose an account name and a few other configurations. That's not the same as installing Windows, the actual installation is done at the factory.

    However, most new laptops are supplied with a Factory Recovery Partition (instead of a recovery disc) which is usually hidden but can be seen (though you can't browse through it's content) in
    Control Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management.

    This Recovery can usually be invoked in Windows (have a look in Start >> All Programs, and look for Vaio Recovery Center.

    Alternatively, ifWindows is badly screwed up, you can usually invoke Recovery by pressing a specific key when the Sony splash-screen appears. Read the user manual for info on how to do this as I've never owned a Vaio and all makes are different in this respect.
     
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