I bought it from internet. Aren't this way is very simple to find out your Windows 8 or 8. I dont have the product key as it was not supplied with the product and is apparently installed on the motherboard. It would also have meant I could have installed Windows 7 from a proper install disc rather than using the recovery stuff which would include a whole load of rubbish, bloated and down-right unnecessary programs. How do I do this? Install this little program and run it.
In that box you can find the Product key printed on a card. Be sure to use the same version and edition of Windows the computer came with. I found my serial key within a help of a program. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. After the release of Windows 10, I upgraded and then clean install my Windows 7 to Windows 10. Maybe, but all I know site is not professional exclusive. But I do not have a recovery disk.
Hi, I want to reinstall windows 7 home premium 64 bits on my sony vaio laptop, but I can't do it using the assist button. So now i want to go back to windows 7 but now since its over 1 month, I cannot rollback to windows 7. So, if you have an alternative way, please be constructive and share. Open Command Prompt as Administrator, you will see the below screen that opened. Factory Reset Sony laptop with one recovery menu.
How can I access my Sony Vaio tablet if I have forgotten the password? If your laptop has a removable battery, it may be under the battery. Still, it may be best to find the product key using one of the below methods and write it down before reinstalling Windows—just in case. On investigation it had obviously tried to download this Windows update several times and failed possibly due to a dodgy internet connection. This article has also been viewed 23,547 times. Also, I'm from a country where businesses are legally required to use Microsoft products and none other for some activities. If it was supposed to be new, you probably got scammed.
How do I restore it without using a restore date?. Rich Every computer I have owned has had a Windows Product key on a sticker somewhere on the computer. For some reasons you forgot password on your Sony laptop, instead of formatting your laptop, you can easily use to reset laptop password without losing data. I have asked Sony directly for help in the possibility of them retrieving this key from their own records but their main 'concern' was that if I was to replace the hard drive on my laptop that the replacement may not be compatible. And please write down the product key and keep it secret and safe.
Once they send you the new key, you have to activate the key on your current Windows installation, and to do it you have to do as follows: Step 1. And because Sony disk drive has been broken in problem 3, so that would be different from the first two problems. Edit: Another useful tool is the Windows 8 Product Key Viewer Thanks to the two forum users who posted the solution. Before 2 Months, I was using Windows 7 Home Premium in my Sony Vaio Laptop which is running absolutely fine. So in your case you have to reach the seller of your machine. Your Windows 8 product key used should then display under the Software Licenses section.
And you would see several dates, and the dark date is the backup point. Have a hunt around, as it might be there. Hello I bought my laptop about a year and a half ago and I noticed recently that my Windows 7 product key that is stuck to the bottom of the laptop has faded beyond what I can read. The reason for this is that hash is generated based on system and then the key is matched to this hash and this info is stored somewhere on Microsoft servers. The Activation process has changed fundamentally with Windows 8.
So every time you reinstall Windows on your machine it will always read it and activate automatically. The C: drive will be reformatted, Windows reinstalled and the laptop configured back to factory defaults. On a laptop, it may be on the bottom of the laptop. Windows 8 machines have Windows 8 key embedded in the motherboard. The telephone activation option does not appear but an error code does 0xC004C003. Problem 2: I have a Sony Vaio and I want to restore it to original factory settings.
I assume that you are trying to use an installation disk that has already been used and registered otherwise presumably there would be a useable and valid product key provided? But I don't have the Sony recovery disc. I'm Windows systems user, find them superior to Linux including 8 , but business model is still way below standards. I can do it for free as part of the package I got when I bought this laptop, just looking for some advice. The one in the registry and key-viewer application is a red herring. Sony Vaio Laptop Restore Factory Settings May 4, 2014 admin , In the process of laptop usage, some problems happen accidentally. I can only run my laptop under safe mode.
Having had a bit of a panic I am very grateful to thoughtful and constructive forum users who made the time to reply. First find out the exact version of your Windows, and write to Microsoft. Badly regretting for upgrading my Windows 7 to Windows 10. Remember formatting your laptop means to erase all data and reinstall Windows, drivers and preinstalled applications. I would have thought it a safe assumption that Sony would keep a record of what stickers they put on what laptops for accounting reasons; and as I can provide both the serial number + proof of purchase I don't see what the problem is. If you're using a Microsoft Account with your Sony Vaio computer, choose the local account associated to your Microsoft account and then reset its password. There are various apps available that will do this and no technical knowledge is required thankfully.