Reinstallion in Sony® VAIO F Series
Get to know re-installation of Windows in Sony VAIO F series
With time Windows looses stability, and eventually requires re-installation. The files in the Windows folder must be deleted prior to re-installation process in Sony VAIO F series. It is important to create backup files on a CD, lest the critical data will be lost.
The following points will provide a better understanding of re-installation of Windows in Sony VAIO F series:
- How to re-install Windows in Sony VAIO F series?
- Reasons for re-installation
- Things to remember prior to re-installation
How to re-install Windows in Sony VAIO F series?
Initiate the re-installation procedure for Windows by switching on the computer and inserting the Windows CD. Click Install Windows on the Welcome page. Followed by clicking Upgrade (Recommended) on the Setup page and agreeing to the license on License Agreement page. Upon receiving indication, type 25-character product key in the boxes. Select the appropriate option on Get Updated Setup Files page. Alternatively, begin repair installation on the same lines except press F8 and R to repair Windows. Users may have to reactivate their Windows copy. Printer, sound card and other applications need to be re-installed for the operating system to recognize them.
Reasons for re-installation
Updating software requires frequent installation followed by un-installation which can result in registry corruption and bloats the operating system, thus reducing its efficiency. Malware and virus infection alters the critical Windows files, installed user programs and perhaps data. Re-installation is the quick fix to the problem. Hardware failure corrupts files and critical data structures like boot records, FAT and MFT tables. The damage is so far-fetched that re-installation is the only solution.
Things to remember prior re-installation:
Retrieve the product keys for both Windows and Microsoft® Office. Create a detailed report of software programs, hardware devices and hot fixes available on the Sony VAIO F Series. Uninstall software programs that were activated at the time of installation. Ensure the procedure is followed through Add/Remove Programs; deleting the folder from Program Files directory does not release the activation license on the manufacturer’s server. Create backup of currently installed device drivers, doing so will speed up the driver installation process; especially if it is not found on the vendor’s website. The installation process takes up to 30 minutes to complete. Once the job is finished, visit the Windows Update website and download recent hot fixes, security updates and driver updates. Also, record the Internet provider information (user name, password and names of mail servers) to ensure smooth reconnect post -installation.