Having problems with your Sony VAIO V505DX Notebook ?

I had to replace my hard drive on my vaio notebook and now I do not have an operating system. I want my Sony Windows XP Home edition back, I even have my original XP product key but I no longer have the recovery disks. Where can I get them? I already paid for them once, why do I have to pay $150 for another operating system? I already paid $120 for a new drive. Thanks.


Answers :

If you have your old hdd with the operating system, then you can clone your old drive on the new drive that has equal or greater size.
there are free software for clonning/copying old hdd like HD clone.

It appears that Sony no longer offers the Recovery CDs for model PCG-V505DX via their Parts and Accessories site.

There are 3rd party distributors of recovery CDs, however.

www.Recovery-CDs.com is one. Here is the link to the CDs you are looking for.

An alternative would be to actually call Sony and request paid service.

Note:You could always borrow someone else's install media, assuming you have a legitimate key for the software, though a Windows CD won't install any of the factory-loaded software.
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