trying to do a restore to factory settings on a VAIO PCG-712

May 9, 2016 at 23:37:37
Specs: Windows 7
f10 doesnt work, neither do the sony vaio buttons. But it does have a partition to restore to factory default, how do I get to it?

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May 10, 2016 at 02:59:48
Turn off your laptop.

Turn it on then press and hold Alt plus F10 keys.

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May 10, 2016 at 03:52:08
Hi Alexander,

are you sure you want to do a factory reset, as much will be lost.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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May 10, 2016 at 08:42:26
Be sure - very sure -you have copied "all" important (I wouldn't like to lose) files to external storage before yo do anything as drastic as factory reset/restore; as that routine will wipe/erase all your personal files in the process...

Typically copy to DVD - and for anything serious (photos etc.) make two sets; and if possible to an external hard drive too is nice(r)...

Why the need to go for a full reset/restore?

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May 10, 2016 at 23:01:57
1. Of course I don't care about the data on the PC or I wouldn't be discussing a factory settings type format.
2. Shift-F10 brings up a DOS like dialog window which asks me which partition to start from but there is only one partition with Windows.
3. The Vaio button does nothing either.

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May 10, 2016 at 23:26:22
The reason many of us here warn, advise etc. re' the loss of data consequence of a factory restore is that frequently it happens that, following such an action, there are posts asking for help in recovering lost data... Those posters not having safeguared their data, nor really understood (often were unaware) of the data loss issue...

Equally many opt for the factory reset/restore unaware that it often is not necessary, that other solutions to "what ails..." may be more appropriate and viable...

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May 11, 2016 at 05:31:17
trvlr was only trying to look after your interests so maybe you should be grateful for his thoughtfulness rather than jumping in with para 1. You'd be surprised at what some posters do on this forum and we have no way to tell how informed or otherwise they happen to be.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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