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Turn sony vaio laptop with windows vista on and it says i need a disc to activate windows or take it back to the manufactuer

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Go to the Windows Vista support and go to the Support tab. You can find out whether you need a new disc or number by talking to chat assistance or customer support. Thanks!

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My Sony vaio vgc-rb42g when I turn on it says boot manger is compressed it says hit crl alt del to continu but goes back to same screen. Kids messed with it don't know wat happend


You will need a windows recovery disc, you can make one on any Windows Vista/7 computer

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Boot to the recovery disc and type the following commands
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It came with the Win Vista DVD or is on the bottom of the laptop.

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Hi, probably the cd may be corrupted or first u format the previous installed advanced os using that os installation disc and then install xp.because if u r using windows vista or seven it won roll back to previous versions. Another option is you can have two os on two drives
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if your system came with vista originally the issue would be is you would need to know what version of vista you have on your system, the version makes the difference if you have vista home premium then your windows 7 should be a win7 Home premium as well, because if you are upgrading vista using your win7 disc and your windows version are different for example you have vista Home premium and your win7 is win7 ultimate and you do an upgrade the problem will be your product key,

but if you have a retail version of win7 and you are installing it on your laptop Vaio insert the disc in the DVD-drive win7 needs a DVD reader to be able to install win7 if you have a cd-rom it wont work, then turn the laptop off power it back up keep on tapping f12 it should bring you a boot menu, select ODD or which ever is your dvd drive then press enter then enter again if it says on the screen press any key to boot to CD, this should begin win7 installation on the screen saying windows is loading files the so on ans so fort ^_^ this will over write everything in vista but in win7 it will still create a windows.old folder from vista only from the my documents folder my picture and my music and my video and desktop Items but remember application icons will not work on win7 you may need to reinstall the program again for it to work on win7 and yeah make sure that you choose custom/advance in the selection screen do no select upgrade unless you vista and win7 are the same version eg. Vista Home premium / Win7 Home premium ^_^

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I have a new vaio computer and had vista business which i changed to windows 7 ultimate. the computer keeps sending me un legitimate notice. how can i legitimate my software


on the bottom of the laptop there should be a vista licence sticker. put the licence in the activation window. (press start type 'activate windows' it will be the top suggestion) that should do it, if not please email me at mike.buckley@vodafone.co.nz.

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I have sony vaio laptop my operating system was vista home premium before but 2 days back i just installed windows 7 in my laptop through tht custom way and now i cant open my files which i had stored...


did you create a recovery disc before you upgraded the os to windows 7? if not, then you can purchase a recovery disc from sony's parts department

800-788-7669

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Sony vaio VGN-SZ430N/B


I'd suggest ring back Sony support and tell them that your OS is Windows 7 - not Vista. Therefore, you need the upgraded VGA driver because the Vista driver is incompatible with Windows 7. Hope it all goes well. If my suggestion works for you, please do rate me. Thanks

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I need VAIO® VGN-FJ170/B Restore Disks


You can create your own disc from the Vaio recovery center.

If the computer is no longer booting up and the Vaio Recovery center is no longer accessible, you can call sony parts center to check if you can buy a recovery disc for your unit

parts center 8004887669

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If you have a windows disc that came with the system, insert the disc while the computer is on. Shut the computer down. Turn computer back on. Your computer should boot to the disc. Delete partitions. Format the hard drive. And reinstall.
If you do not have a windows disc contact sony to purchase a recovery disc.

esupport.sony.com/

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Having a problem getting my Sony Vaio PCG-3E2L laptop to auto play my photo DVD slide show. Using Windows Vista Home Premium OS.Also, where can I find a PDF Sony User Manaul for my laptop?


A quick short cut is to open a browser if you use Internet Explorer and select tools menu, then select Internet options. When the box opens then select the advanced tab and scroll down until you see a check box under security and check allow active content from CD to run on my computer.

Also here is the link for your manual: http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/index.pl

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