Sony Vaio Recovery Disk Wizard

Sony vAIo recovery disk wizard

VAIO recovery disk wizard


Numus Software's VAIO recovery disk wizard. An easy 4 step guide to recieving the correct recovery disk media.

If you would like to go directly to the restore disk wizard, without reading any more, it is located here

In 1 July 2014 a Japanese investment fund (Japan Industrial Partners), which is a private equity firm specializing in investing in turnaround buyouts in the manufacturing sector, purchased the Vaio division of Sony. While Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) continues selling VAIO-branded computers in Japan, Sony intends to focus on its mobile lineup of smartphones and tablets. VAIO, which stands for Visual Audio Intelligent Organizer, was first launched 18 years ago in 1996.

The VAIO name also has a phonetic link to the term violet. Sony started building its PCs with purple palettes, and the firm transformed the brand into a name that was associated with expensive and high-end PCs ever since.

Look back at some of Sony's historic computers!

1967 ICC-500
SOBAX electronic desktop calculator (electronic abacus) became a pioneer among portable electronic calculators. Its name was produced from the idea that this product was (just like an abacus) capable of complex calculations easily and quickly.

1982 SMC-70
Sony's first 8-bit personal computer, featuring the independently developed Sony BASIC computing language and incorporating a 3.5 floppy drive among additional features. Its external numeric keypad and highly compact design were also considered highly attractive features.

1983 SMC-777
Complete with keyboard, this computer system was created for the novice user. Eight software programs were included as part of the package.

1983 HB-55
This model led to the popularization of MSX standard pcs. The HB-53 was priced around 50,000 yen and was nicknamed the HIT BIT.

1986 NWS-830
The UNIX workstation for developers. A 16.67-MHz MC68020 served as the CPU, and this model featured an enclosed huge 3.5-inch floppy drive.

1987 PJ-100
This portable Japanese language word processor had an external printer along with a disk drive.

1996 PCV-90
This product marked the advent of VAIO and was positioned on the US market one year prior to being put on the Japanese. It ran on Windows 95 using a Pentium 200-MHz processor. The dedicated VAIO Space on-screen graphical user interface came preinstalled.

1997 PCG-707
The VAIO notebook was introduced in Japan in July 1997.

1997 PCV-T700MR
This first VAIO desktop model featured Video CD production software and MPEG-based TV signal recording while also a CD-R drive.

1997 PCG-505 First-generation VAIO Notebook 505 had a magnesium body. .

1998 PCG-C1
Equipped with a CCD camera, this VAIO C1 mini-notebook took the world by storm. The first-generation model featured an MMX Pentium 233-MHz processor along with a 3.2-GB hard drive.

2000 PCV-MX1V7
First-generation VAIO MX series model with integrated stereo. Which has a dedicated amplifier and speakers, this model offered superior audio quality not normally found in computer systems. The MD slot and decorative liquid crystal on the front were attention-grabbing features.

2000 PCV-LX80/BPK
The liquid-crystal tablet featured a double hinge. This product featured a keyboard cover.

2000 PCG-QR1/BP
The translucent black body was enclosed in an aluminum-tone casing. Using the attached aluminum handle, this VAIO was convenient to carry.

2002 PCG-U1 At the time this was the world's smallest and lightest PC running Microsoft Windows XP. The device's unique design enabled comfortable operation even while holding with hands.

2003 PCG-Z1/P
VAIO Notebook Z, utilizing Intel Centrino mobile technolog, it featured a highly-advanced 14.1-inch SXGA+ Liquid crystal display. It also offered a prolonged battery lifespan of approximately seven hours during standard use.

2003 PCG-X505
VAIO 505 Extreme, was the ultimate mobile notebook. Thanks to high-density IC packaging technology and new exterior materials, this notebook achieved both a lightweight structure and a slim profile, together with the front edge of the body measuring only 9.7mm.

2006 VGC-LB50B
2006 VGC-LA70B
2006 VGC-LB50B

2006 VGN-AR70B
2006 Vaio Type A
The world's first Blu-ray disc notebook.

2006 VGN-UX90PS
2006 VGN-UX90S
2006 VGN-UX90PS
2006 VGN-UX90S
The Vaio Type U, a palm-size PC that uses flash memory instead of a conventional hard disk drive. At just 492 grams, this model delivers fast memory access, longer operation, and better shock resistance.

2009 VGN-P70H
This model is sufficiently small enough to slide right into a jacket pocket or while still offering all the features you woudl expect from a personal computer

2009 VAIO W Series
VAIO W, a new line of the VAIO brand offieing low priced subnotebook models designed mainly for Web browsing

2010 VAIO W Series
Eco-edition VAIO W

2011 VAIO Z Series
A mobile PC incorporating advanced performance such as accelerated startup and image processing, coupled with superior mobility.

2012 VAIO Duo 11
The VAIO Duo 11 This is a tablet PC hybrid.

VAIO Tap 20
The VAIO Tap 20 is a battery-powered tabletop PC which has a large LCD screen and a freestyle stand which can be set to almost any angle.

2013 VAIO Fit 15
Equipped with an extremely bright LCD display suitable for Full HD quality visuals.

2013 VAIO Pro 13
The world's lightest build with ultra-light, durable carbon fibre with amazing toughness.

From around 2008 most computer manufacturers, including Sony, shipped all their laptop and desktop PCs without any kind of physical recovery disk media. As a backup and for recovery purposes the disk was imaged onto a recovery partition in the hard disk. Many customers discovered that this created many problems for any user who desired to upgrade or repair their hard disk. Moreover it had been widely recognised that one in every 250 hard drives drives fail because of mistreatment or accidents in the first few years of life. Numus Software developed method of recovering a VAIO operating system with all the relevant drivers. This fast process ensures that the consumer can easily and legally re-install their VAIO system with a new legal operating system employing an up-to-date clean recovery disk. Please be aware a valid COA is required to take advantage of this service.


Recovery Disk

The VAIO Windows® Recovery Disk Wizard

Guaranteed to work with your Sony VAIO laptop or desktop PC.

The recovery DVD set will factory reset your Sony VAIO with the selected language of the Windows® operating system. Make sure your Sony VAIO has a valid product key before proceeding. For a limited time every order is supplied with a free data recovery boot disk.

You will receive a 3 x DVD restore disk set in download, DVD or USB format. This Sony VAIO restore disk set comprises of an operating system recovery disk, a driver recovery disk and a data recovery disk.

A total of 3 DVD disks designed to specifically restore your Sony VAIO laptop or desktop PC to a perfectly clean "from the factory" new setup.. *Guaranteed.

Enter your Sony VAIO model number

Select the operating system you require

Select 32 bit if you don't know

Select the operating system language

Select your media and delivery

How To Boot From The Windows® Recovery Disk

Start the VAIO laptop or desktop PC with the recovery disk all ready in the optical device. Once the system is turned on with the disk in the drive, it should go directly to the start up screen. If however the computer still tries to boot from the installed hard disk based operating system, it will need to be set-up to boot from disk. The same method also applies if you are re-installing your VAIO using a USB drive. Please see the videos below regarding how to make sure your VAIO computer is to set-up to boot from the optical device.

The first video iexplains how to boot from the optical disk if the target computer has a Phoenix BIOS, the BIOS type is not really important as all BIOS are very similar and it really is easy.

This second video shows you how to boot the VAIO if it uses the American Megatrends BIOS chipset.

How to carry out a clean VAIO Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7 or Windows® XP operating system re-install.

How to install Windows® 10 on a VAIO laptop or desktop PC.

How to install Windows® 8 or 8.1 on a VAIO laptop or desktop PC.

Windows® 8.1 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® 8.1 64 Bit (x64)
Windows® 8.1 Pro 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® 8.1 Pro 64 Bit (x64)
Windows® 8.1 (N) 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® 8.1 (N) 64 Bit (x64)
Windows® 8.1 (N) Pro 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® 8.1 (N) Pro 64 Bit (x64)

How to install Windows® 7 on a VAIO laptop or desktop PC.

Windows® 7 Starter 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® 7 Starter 64 Bit (x64)
Windows® 7 Home Basic 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® 7 Home Basic 64 Bit (x64)
Windows® 7 Home Premium 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (x64)
Windows® 7 Professional 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® 7 Professional 64 Bit (x64)
Windows® 7 Ultimate 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (x64)

How to install Windows® Vista on a VAIO laptop or desktop PC.

Windows® Vista Home Basic 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® Vista Home Basic 64 Bit (x64)
Windows® Vista Home Premium 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® Vista Home Premium 64 Bit (x64)
Windows® Vista Business 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® Vista Business 64 Bit (x64)
Windows® Vista Ultimate 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® Vista Ultimate 64 Bit (x64)

How to install Windows® XP on a VAO laptop or desktop PC.

Windows® XP Home 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® XP Pro 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® XP MCE 32 Bit (x86)
Windows® XP Tablet PC
Windows® XP Tablet 2005

How to re-install VAIO drivers.

After the VAIO operating system has been installed, some hardware, such as the sound or graphics card will not be working. This is because the VAIO operating system would of set-up the VAIO with a default or generic set of Windows® drivers that are designed only to operate at minimal levels. Windows® default drivers are designed so that that basic VAIO start-up requirements are met, such as being able to see the display. In cases where the computer is using a default display driver, you will not even be able to see the full screen resolution.

A driver is defined as the communication software that interfaces and drives the computer's specific hardware. Some form of device driver is required for the hardware to operate in any way at all.

Our custom VAIO driver disk is one of the most versatile ever released. We think that a driver resource disk full of compressed, out of date and hard to install driver files is just not good enough. This VAIO driver disk will supply you with all the very latest device drivers available. Once the disk has automatically set-up the network drivers, and if you have internet connectivity, the system will then also update, replace and remove any old or broken device drivers.

Once the operating system is running, just put the disk into the VAIO optical device and the driver disk will do the rest.


If you are just looking for single drivers you can find them free! Just look at the front page of our web site!

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Article Written By Numus Software : October 18th, 2017.