reformat with external screen?

March 22, 2013 at 06:15:03
Specs: Windows 7
hi. after a broken screen burnout motherboard+ internal harddrive on my sony vaio laptop (vgn-fw51jf/h). i get it for repair so they fix the motherboard and change the hardrivebut i forgot to give them the back up cd's, so they put in a version of windows7 in other language than the original-english (that sucks) also missing some usefull stuffs (like sony's programms). when i ask them to reformat with my cd's they dennie it. i told them that ill try it my self but then i was told that i wouldn't be able cause i need to have a display on and can't do it with external monitor.. ?? is there any solution? thnx a lot for ur time.

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#1
March 22, 2013 at 06:34:05
You probably should have bought a new laptop for what you paid in repairs. Just change the language.

http://superuser.com/questions/3317...


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#2
March 22, 2013 at 06:36:29
So, you replaced the motherboard and the hard drive but NOT the screen? You could have bought a new laptop for less.

Is the above correct?

You can't get the external monitor to work until you are in Windows or some other OS.

What is the model of the laptop and the capacity of the new hard drive?


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#3
March 27, 2013 at 04:11:26
80euro is not near the 1200euro that i bought the laptop

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#4
March 27, 2013 at 04:12:27
screen price start from 350 euro

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#5
March 27, 2013 at 04:19:50
so is anyone have a solution for my question?

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#6
March 27, 2013 at 06:16:20
There may be a cumbersome method. I assume you can read the screen in German?

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#7
March 29, 2013 at 04:12:21
i ll try read in german - yes.

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#8
March 29, 2013 at 07:38:02
Boot the computer to the German version of Windows 7 while using the external monitor. Once in Windows see if you can install the English version over the top while in Windows.

If that is a no go then follow the instructions in the link below.

http://www.wincert.net/tips/microso...


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