Factory reset on Sony Vaio Vista upgraded to Windows 7 [Solved]
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October 16, 2017
Last seen - Last answered on Oct 16, 2017 at 04:35 PM by Ambucias
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
Hard Disk: 974241cc
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.
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.
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?
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.