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VAIO - Upgrade, Backup, & Recovery

Tuning Up
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Registered: ‎01-21-2013
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Reformat Vaio Laptop

I would like any instructions available for reformatting my Vaio Laptop VGNSR490JCP that came with a Vista Home Version and i later upgraded via the Vaio Upgrade CD to Windows 7. 

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Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: Reformat Vaio Laptop

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Hello Terri,


  1. Access Recovery Partition by pressing F10 key.
  2. Restart computer, keep tapping F10 key, press enter key at edit boot option, select start recovery wizard and click on skip VAIO Care rescue (If you do not wish to back up data) to start system recovery process.
  3. This will format the hard drive and re-install original Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Operating System.
  4. After performing the recovery of ( C: ) drive, use VAIO Upgrade Kit to upgrade operating system to Windows 7.
  5. Upgrade Instructions for Windows 7:
  6. Refer the following link for model specific support page:


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