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Solved Sony Vaio Windows 7 Recovery DVDs

January 21, 2010 at 18:40:18
Specs: Win 7 64 bit, Q6600/2gb

Just bought my wife a new Sony laptop with win7 preloaded, but of course no back up disk.

Does anyone know how to create a bootable backup disk from the laptop? I just can't stand the thought of paying the bloodsuckers at Best Buy to create a disk from the OS I already own.


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#1
January 21, 2010 at 19:47:00

If you are sure that you don't have any way to recreate your system either from a hidden partition or by making disks then you might look at a few ideas.

One is to buy them from Sony.

Make an image of some kind that can be returned hopefully by booting to some cd. Even if you have to borrow a Windows 7 cd to do it.

Make a backup/image to some media using linux live cd's.

Buy image software such as ghost or acronis or other.

I like to make a complete image of my system after I get it like I like it. When it dumps all I have to do is go back to that date.

The best solution is usually the OEM disks. They are stamped and not burned and don't fail as often.


Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
January 22, 2010 at 07:03:43

A few years ago I bought a Sony laptop for my daughter and I remember there was a way to burn a recovery disk. I am not sure right now if it burned directly from the hard drive recovery partition, or if it was a download from Sony. I do remember downloading a PDF manual for the laptop from their site. If the capability is on the computer, look in all programs and see if it is there, if not, check Sony's website under support for instructions for a recovery disk and/or manuals and/or downloads.

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#3
January 23, 2010 at 04:02:32
✔ Best Answer

1. Look HERE to read why no Recovery CD/DVD sets are included with the computer (scroll down to see Sony's article)

2. Look HERE for the step-by-step instructions for creating your own Recovery DVD. DO NOT EVER LOST OR MISPLACE THESE DVDS - the ability to create them is a one-time operation.

Take notice that the above information is already included on your computer's on-screen documentations.. To access them, do this:

1. Click on the taskbar Start or Glob button.
2. Click on Help and support.
3. Click on Get started with my VAIO.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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