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Reformatting a sony VGN-FS550 Computer

Have a sony computer that I need to give to my son for use but I need to format it so that all of my files and data are no longer there for him to see. How do I do that?

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Download the drivers at sony e support website...insert a bootable operating system..this will format your laptop and erase all files..once the operating system is installed, install the drivers...and your son could use the laptop without him seeing your files

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Then replace the Keyboard.,Vaio,VGN-AR150G,Laptop,Keyboards.aspx

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[ WOW, that Keyboard is expensive! Suggest you look around for a better deal. I just posted that example to give you info. Average price SHOULD be no more than $40 to $50. Ebay? ]

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