Having problems with your Sony VAIO Notebook PC VGN-NS235J/W ?

If i reformat my laptop and everything is gone....can i still use or activate my original operating system which is windows vista 64-bit?but how i do that....i dont have the cd all i have is the product key that can be found at the back of my laptop..need help soon

Answers :

Hi rpp anne,\015\012
\015\012If you format your laptop, especially the drive (c or d or e or whatever) that contains the operating system, you would be getting rid of your vista too.\015\012
\015\012"Your manufacturer MIGHT have copied the contents of the Anytime Upgrade DVD directly onto the hard disk of the computer (sometimes in a hidden folder called "WAU" (in c:\\windows)). The problem is that you cannot directly burn this to a DVD and then boot from it to do a clean install -- you first need to burn the files as a bootable DVD in order to use them. To create a bootable DVD from these files:\015\012
  1. Download, install, and run vLite
  2. \015\012
  3. Select the location with the WAU folder
  4. \015\012
  5. Select your vista version
  6. \015\012
  7. Select the ISO button and make the ISO - you can create an image or directly burn to DVD.
\015\012You can see if it might be on your system by doing the following:\015\012
  • Click Start > Windows Anytime Upgrade > Choose your edition
  • \015\012
  • Under the upgrade option a message will display whether your laptop is pre-configured for Anytime Upgrade"
\015\012source: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=120228
If u format ur hardrive the opperating system also gets wiped clean so ur best bet would be to make a recovery disk, format, then reinstall the o.s from the recovery disk.
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