Restoring Sony Vaio

  Chissy 23:07 05 Jul 08
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A friend's son was sold a Sony Vaio PCG K315B in good faith from a fellow marine(!).
I've been trying to get it to run okay but it is not looking good so far. Microsoft Update says the Professional version of XP installed is and cannot be authenticated.
I then tried to reset the whole setup back to factory settings (It is labelled underneath as having XP Home) and after checking through Sony's website, I cannot get the Vaio restoration program, it seems to have been deleted.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I could please to get back to factory or have the family been sold a pup?

Thanks

  ambra4 00:44 06 Jul 08

It seems that the OS was upgraded to XP pro from Home

You need to request the recovery disc from Sony Support

click here

  ambra4 00:47 06 Jul 08
  ambra4 00:51 06 Jul 08

Once you have the recovery disc just follow the instruction as stated here

click here

  Chissy 09:27 06 Jul 08

Ambra4,

Thank you very much for this help, I'll try your suggestions out today ad will report back.

Thanks again.

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