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Well, recently i have updated to window 7, home edition. I have upgraded from my XP sp2, but now, i want to go back to XP. I cant restore my pc because my cd drive is broken. So is there anyway to restore my Sony Vaio? & when i reboot my comp and at the beginning screen, i press f11 to go into system restore but nothing happens, its just reboots. so is there any way to restore my sony vaio back to factory?

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Last Post by finito
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Hmmm, the only legal way to obtain a copy of windows is purchasing it.

What I can do is suggest a very nice alternative to Windows and the Mess it is.

I was standing where you are a few months ago, I wanted a new OS, but windows Vista was just an awful experience.

I tried Ubuntu was a treat and I have fully converted to Linux.

I would suggest you try:

http://www.linuxMint.com
http://www.ubuntu.com

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Hmmm, on the usb stick, if i have other stuff on it with the boot for ubuntu would it still work? or does it only have to be ubuntu on it?

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Well yeah you have to clear the USB Drive.

You can do that when you are running LiveCD.

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Hmm, im downloading ubuntu right now. Thanks for your help (:

Edit:
Hmmm ! Well would a memory card work? Like an SD card?

Edited by YouStoleMyLapto: n/a

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Hmm, there is a tiny problem.

I forgot you said your CD-Drive is bad, so you are going to have to have a secondary PC, I guess the one you are using right now to do this.

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But i thought i could just hook up the usb,
Right click on the ISO image,
Burn to disk
Select a disk burner (drive) and choose 'Burn'

Edited by YouStoleMyLapto: n/a

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