Article ID : 00007792 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

How to use the Restore Complete System option in the VAIO Recovery Center.

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WARNING: There is a risk of data loss. All software applications, configurations, and data added to the restored drive will be erased.

  1. In the Restore Complete System window, click the Start button.
  2. Ensure Skip is selected and then click the Next button.
  3. In the C: drive size window, click to select Yes to use the default (C:) drive size or No to manually configure the size of the (C:) drive and then click the Next button.

    NOTE: If Yes is selected, continue with Step 6.

  4. Under Divide your hard disk's storage space into C and D drives, click the down arrow and then click to select the desired option.

    NOTES:

    • If Original factory-installed state (Recommended) or Allocate all the space to the C drive is selected, click the Next button and continue with Step 6.
    • If Customized drive size is selected, click the Next button and proceed with the next step to configure partition sizes.

  5. Next to C Drive Size:, enter the desired size of the (C:) drive and then click the Next button.

    NOTE: The remaining space is allocated to the (D:) drive and the recovery drive.

  6. Under WARNING: This program deletes all files on your hard disk drive, click to select the I understand box.

    WARNING: There is a risk of data loss. Once the Start button is clicked, the recovery process starts and cannot be reversed.

  7. Click the Start button.
  8. After the bundled applications are installed, click the Finish button.
  9. The computer will restart and the operating system setup wizard will begin. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup wizard.