Article ID : 00025928 / Last Modified : 02/17/2010

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:

      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.