Windows Xp Professional Restore to factory condition



Pawnia
07-10-2005, 02:26 AM
Ok, I have a sony vaio computer that came with windows xp home edition
already installed, and recently a file became corrupt and i only had windows
xp professional edition cd. I need to restore to factory condition from
windows xp professional but i dont know how to...Please help me.

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 02:26 AM
Pawnia

If your Sony Vaio came loaded with XP Home, contact Sony and ask them how to
restore it to 'factory'.. this info may well be contained in your manual..


--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User

"If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept
it all to themselves." - Lane Kirkland


"Pawnia" <Pawnia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:65F1146C-CDCC-401E-8B8D-59428419D14B@microsoft.com...
> Ok, I have a sony vaio computer that came with windows xp home edition
> already installed, and recently a file became corrupt and i only had
> windows
> xp professional edition cd. I need to restore to factory condition from
> windows xp professional but i dont know how to...Please help me.

NoNoBadDog!
07-10-2005, 02:26 AM
"Pawnia" <Pawnia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:65F1146C-CDCC-401E-8B8D-59428419D14B@microsoft.com...
> Ok, I have a sony vaio computer that came with windows xp home edition
> already installed, and recently a file became corrupt and i only had
> windows
> xp professional edition cd. I need to restore to factory condition from
> windows xp professional but i dont know how to...Please help me.

You should not restore from a Retail CD. Your computer comes with a hidden
restore partition that will return it to a factory fresh state. The reason
you do not want to use a purchased CD is that none of the drivers and extra
programs and software that came with your computer are on that CD. The
hidden partition contains all the drivers for your hardware, as well as all
the programs and utilities that shipped with the computer.


To access the restore function, you have to press a certain key during
boot-up. Not sure which key it is you have to press on a Sony; you'll have
to check the documentation or help files that came with the computer.

Bobby


Windows Xp Professional Restore to factory condition