General Discussion This is the first time contacting Sony support. F2-F8-F10 and F12 doesn't seems to do anything I know that may seems complicated, i'm pretty lost as it is, so if you need any precisions just ask, any help appreciated. The only link I have found on Sony's website is to order disks. After loading a menu with language and keyboard appears. I personally had to try a few times before getting it to work correctly.
After you enter user name and password you will be asked to: 'Type your Windows product key', do not enter a key. . I've been unable to do anything with it since I can't get past this issue. I have read through the other posts regarding this topic, and cannot find a solution for my particular situation. Net cannot verify the validity of the statements made on this site. Items should be returned in their original packaging complete with all accessories and documentation. A recovery disk is also known as a restore disc, repair disc, boot disc or rescue disk.
Item Missing or Incorrect Item If there is an item missing from your order or the wrong item has been sent, then please email us at: as soon as possible and in any event within three days, and we will do our best to resolve the problem. An additional advantage is that you can use these disks if your hard disk dies and you need to replace it. Depending on the model, this process may take extended time to complete, but requires no user interaction until completion. Finally I decided to Clean install Windows 10. How hard is it to install something like Linux? F1 and F11 doesn't work either. Can anyone tell me the procedures to reinstall it without cd? I've got a Sony Vaio F series laptop 64 about 10 years old that the hard drive died in, i got a new one, went to Rufus lots of people on reddit said to use it and got a copy of Window 7 i've tried three different ones I tried using my product key but windows says in was installed at sony, and sony every number i can find has basically told me to go pound sand.
We test returned items, and if a returned item is found not to be faulty by our technicians we will return the item to you, in this instance you will be liable for the return carriage. So Sony seems the best bet for a legal recovery disk set There are a few sites offering recovery dvd's I have no idea how reliable they are Regards Mike Barnes Ok, thanks to all who answered. That way you can always recover Windows 8 using the Recovery Disks without having to worry about the recovery partition. You will now have a 30 day grace period in which to activate Windows. Press the Enter key when the Edit Boot Options screen appears see figure 2. So I'm hesitating between three things. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk.
After an online chat and trying to contact Sony support, maybe the only. In this case, press and hold the Power button for more than 4 seconds to shutdown your computer. I guess they're too worried about people downloading the wrong one for their device, and piracy in general. Such opinions may not be accurate and they are to be used at your own risk. Click Use the automated phone system and then click Next.
Forget it, it seems way easier to stay with windows 8, i'm getting used to it anyway, thanks for your help. I think I need to reinstall manually through command prompt, can anyone tell me how to do this? Generation of new links for these products is throttled, and not every download is always available in every language. I can do it for free as part of the package I got when I bought this laptop, just looking for some advice. It doesn't even bring me to the windows 7 installer any more. I can only run my laptop under safe mode. Sorry for syntax or grammar errors, my native language is French.
The mouse I use is a LogiTech M325, but when I go to the mouse settings, it does not find it. Helo Ijosef, This is Kevin Krause with the Sonylistens team. I would really appreciate any advice you can give me with regard to the above! Hi there, I have a Sony Viao which does not have a disc drive and came with Windows 7 ready installed installation was done automatically along side the process of starting computer up for first time after purchase. I was not able to refresh nor reset the system I had to do a last resort i used assist button and using rescue data and saved all my data to my external hdd. However, I like to make sure that I don't destroy the recovery feature.
It is reltec sound card which is really Intel but is manufacture specific. Windows 7 does not support secure boot which windows 8 and 8. Or do they have any additional advice? When you are sure than your computer has been turned off completely, wait 10 to 15 seconds and then restart your computer again. Does anyone know how I can install windows 7 this way and still have the recovery option available if I want to go back to the original windows 8. How to make Sony Recovery Disks: How to use Sony Recovery: How to use Sony Hardware Diagostics: How to order Sony Recovery disks: 1. You can use to help you automatically update your outdated and missing drivers, or you can go to home page to learn how to find and download drivers step by step. If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.
I also tried a few different usb installers to get it to work. Click Show me other ways to activate. This forum has some of the best people in the world available to help. I select the version I want, and proceed with the installs. Linux should install as easily as Windows, but you do need the boot media working.