Factory reset on Sony Vaio Vista upgraded to Windows 7 [Solved]

Coni59 4 Posts Thursday October 12, 2017Registration date October 16, 2017 Last seen - Oct 12, 2017 at 02:24 PM - Latest reply: Ambucias 47776 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 14, 2017 Last seen
- Oct 16, 2017 at 04:35 PM
Just received this vaio (VGN-NS295J)from family member. I am trying to reset to factory. Have used the alt+F10 but it does not come up like I have read here. First page that comes up is:

Edit Windows boot options for: Windows 7
Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Partition: 2
Hard Disk: 974241cc
[ /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN

At the bottom is:
ENTER=Submit or ESC=Cancel

If I click on submit it restarts into windows.
If I click on Cancel I get this page

Choose an operating system to start, or press TAB to select a tool: (Use the arrow keys to highlight your choice, then press ENTER.)

To specify an advanced option for this choice, press F8.

Tools:
Windows Memory Diagnostic
Bitdefender Rescue Mode

At the bottom is:
ENTER= Choose TAB=Menu OR ESC=Cancel

Clicking on Windows 7 it restarts back to windows
Windows Memory diagnostic just runs diagnostic
Bitdefender Rescue Mode and when I click on that it runs a check then comes up no malware engines found.
tc@box:~$
I hit ctrl/alt/del to get out of this and reboots back to windows

I used the F8 which only gives me options for 2017 even clicking more restore points and nothing for "factory" reset. There is no "image" to restore nor do I have the disks.

What I have found on this laptop is pictures and music but I worry about the other items that I do not know how to bring up. I was planning on giving it to another family member once I had restored it.
Do I have an option to take it back to original factory settings?
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Ambucias 47776 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 14, 2017 Last seen - Oct 12, 2017 at 05:37 PM
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Windows installation and recovery CDs. Both CDs are supplied with the Sony VAIO E Series laptop. They can be used to format the hard disk and perform a system recovery in order to restore the laptop's factory settings.
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Coni59 4 Posts Thursday October 12, 2017Registration date October 16, 2017 Last seen - Oct 13, 2017 at 09:06 AM
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Only thing I got was the laptop no disk. Any options?
Ambucias 47776 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 14, 2017 Last seen - Oct 13, 2017 at 04:48 PM
Contact Sony to get a recovery disk.
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Coni59 4 Posts Thursday October 12, 2017Registration date October 16, 2017 Last seen - Oct 14, 2017 at 02:49 PM
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Thank you
Coni59 4 Posts Thursday October 12, 2017Registration date October 16, 2017 Last seen - Oct 16, 2017 at 10:55 AM
Just passing along information. I checked with Sony website and any laptop that has an operating system older than windows 7 you will have to take into Best Buy to have them reset to factory settings.
Ambucias 47776 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 14, 2017 Last seen > Coni59 4 Posts Thursday October 12, 2017Registration date October 16, 2017 Last seen - Oct 16, 2017 at 04:35 PM
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