Article ID : 00028212 / Last Modified : 08/14/2019

How to perform a Custom Recovery using the Recovery Media Kit

    Follow this procedure to perform a Custom Recovery using the Recovery Media Kit.

    IMPORTANT: A custom recovery is only available when starting the computer using the Recovery Media Kit.

    1. In the VAIO Recovery Wizard window, under Recovery Options, click to select the Custom Recovery (for Advanced Users) option.
    2. Click the Next button.
    3. Under Custom Recovery Options, click to select the desired option to continue with a system recovery:
      • Complete Recovery with the Recovery Drive (Recommended)
      • Complete Recovery without the Recovery Drive
      • RAID Configuration

      IMPORTANT: Maintaining a Recovery Drive on the computer is strongly recommended.

      NOTES:

      • A Complete Recovery with the Recovery Drive will return the computer to its original, factory-installed state, including installation of the recovery partition. Each partition is set to the default size.
      • A Complete Recovery without the Recovery Drive recovers the (C:) drive and removes the recovery partition. The entire capacity of the hard disk is devoted to the (C:) drive.
      • The RAID Configuration wizard provides options to reconfigure or remove RAID Volumes.