Installing Windows, when you have no CDs, or recovery partition.
Posted on 2013-10-29
I have an old Sony Vaio, model # VGN-FZ348E
Windows Vista Home Premium
The hard drive crapped out and I plan to install a new one. Problem is, I don't have the recovery CDs or partition (since the HD is dead) if there even was one.
How can I install Windows without having to go out and get a retail version? And without having to buy the CDs from Sony.
Normally I would look for a torrent of the OEM Windows CD for the manufacture of the computer, but have not had any luck in this case.