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Old 10-30-07, 07:58 AM
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How to get a Vista Disk for new Sony Vaio Laptop?

So I got my first Laptop (Sony Vaio) from BB yesterday (not my first choice to buy it there but the wifey wanted it "now!") and it of course didn't come with any Disks. I see that I can buy a recovery cd from Sony for about $20 but was wondering if any of you know how I might be able to get a Vista Disk somehow for free. Thanks for any help.
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no option to burn your own recovery disk?
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Yes, I believe there is. And I'll do that as soon as I can, didn't have much time to work with it before the wife got her hands on it. I hope nothing goes wrong before I can make the disks. I guess I could always "find/borrow" a Vista install Disk from someone and use my Serial to install it.
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i like HP business machines

they come with plain vanilla XP/Vista disks you can use to reinstall everything yourself

your Sony probably has a recovery partition where you can press a key during bootup and it will reformat and reinstall everything
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Originally Posted by al_bundy
i like HP business machines

they come with plain vanilla XP/Vista disks you can use to reinstall everything yourself

your Sony probably has a recovery partition where you can press a key during bootup and it will reformat and reinstall everything
Yep, it does have something like that. I was hoping for something that would be a little more safe but really cheap. I guess there is a way to use the Vista Upgrade Anytime to reinstall Vista also, worth looking into anyway. I would have gone with Dell or HP were it up to me, but like most everything else it was up to the wife.
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I was just working with a FZ190 and used the recovery partition. I think the option to burn to disk ends up being a couple dvds or like 9 CD's. Yikes.

I still hate how companies don't give you discs
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Guess I'll just have to take the time. Not having the disks is a pain, but I think it was a pretty good deal

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