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Computers are indispensable tools when they are working
When they fail to function as desired, they can become quite
Occasionally after installing a new program or making other
modifications to your Sony Vaio Desktop PC, unexpected changes may occur within
Completing a system restore allows you to reset your
computer's files to an earlier time when it was functioning normally.
Everything you need to complete a system restore is included
in your Sony Vaio Desktop PC.
Log in to your computer as administrator.
The system restore requires that you are
logged into an account with administrator rights.
Click on "Start" in the lower left
corner of the desktop.
Point to "All Programs" and then to
"Accessories" with your mouse.
Point to "System Tools" and click on
Click on "System Restore" under
"Pick a Task." Click on "Next" in the system restore
Select a date and time to which you want the
system to restore.
Use the lesser than and greater than symbol on
your key board to change the selected date. Click "Next."
Click "Next" after confirming your
Your computer's files will now be restored to
the selected date.
Restore a Sony Vaio Without a Disk
Five or ten years ago, the only way to restore a computer
after something terrible happened to it would be to reinstall your operating
system off of restore disks.
These disks would come packaged with your computer and would
be the only way to return your computer to normal in the event that you
downloaded a virus or some other calamity occurred.
Nowadays restore disks are a thing of the past.
You can easily restore your Sony Vaio without a restore
Restart your Sony Vaio if it is already on.
If it's off, turn it on.
Press the F12 key on your Sony Vaio keyboard.
This will enter the computer into the built-in restore mode.
Note that depending on the model of Sony Vaio, you may have
to press either the F11 key or the ESC key to enter this restore mode.
This must be done before your operating system begins to
If you see the Windows logo appear on screen, you'll have to
restart and try again.
Choose the option on screen that is most appropriate to
You will be presented with three options: you can either
create a set of recovery discs, attempt to repair your operating system's
installation, or restore your operating system.
Repairing your operating system will attempt to fix your
computer without deleting any of your personal files.
Restoring your operating system will delete everything on
your hard drive and return your computer to its original factory settings.
Wait for the restore process to complete.
Depending on the type of restore you've tried, you may have
to wait as little as a few minutes and as much as an hour or more.
When the process is finished, the computer will
automatically restart itself.
Sep 25, 2013 |
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