Windows XP Home edition Image for sony vaio

By dace1
Jan 13, 2009
  1. Hi
    I have sony vaio pcv-rz 34g and i format the harddrive and my recovery disc what i make it does not working ,and i dont have originale recovery disc .I calll sony and they say that thay dot make amymore because it's old model.Can anyone make me a image from same model so i can have my factory os back.Please

    Thankyou very much
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523


    this is illegal.

    You must purchase Windows disc (or recovery disc), to use Windows
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,668   +988

    I'm not sure if illegal is word. Some actual legal advise may be handy here, but as far as I understand the original copy/license of Windows that you get when you buy a new PC doesn't "expire" when you format your hard drive.

    Usually you are provided a reinstall CD or in some other cases there's a hidden partition in the HDD that can be used for such purposes.

    Given your situation and Sony's lack of commitment to support their customers, I see no objection in borrowing a friend's installer CD or something of that sort, then use your license CD-key to activate the software.

    Legal gray area or completely admissible, I'm not sure, but buying a new copy of Windows just because of a reformat sounds like a bad deal to me.

    BTW, finding someone that has the Sony CDs for your specific model may prove much harder than using a standard Windows CD and then download all needed Sony utilities from their site.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    This part is the concern ;)
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