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Restoring operating system for Vaio VGN-S460

\015 I need to get reinstall the operating system when I get my computer tuned up. How can I tell whether there is a partition on my disk that has the necessary files? (I want to avoid buying the replacement CDs).Thank you.\015

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Not necessarily. Formatting the hard drive will only wipe the data on the partition being formatted. The restore partition, if it exists, will still be there.

I have read that the restore partition can be accessed by pressing F10 at startup. As I don't own this sony machine, I can't verify that.
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