vista reformat

Discussion in 'Windows XP Installation' started by Doan, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Doan

    Doan New Member

    Oct 8, 2015
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    I have a Sony Vaio VGN NR220E. I bought it in 2008 with windows vista. It did not came with a reformating CD or anything. I am just assuming that the vista is installed in it. I love my laptop and want to keep it. My brother used it for some years. Now I find my laptop running with XP. In the compter section it says Windows XP Professional 2010. Service pack 3. I want to reformat it. The reason for that is everything seems messed up. If I change a word documents name the document won't open anymore. I wanted to view the partition and clicked on the manage but it seems like I have an MMC problem and I have no idea what that is. I tried the Microsoft support but seems like not helpful for me.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated getting the laptop reformatted.
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Aug 28, 2007
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    You might still have Vista on the machine in a recovery partition and your manual will tell you how to access it. You can download it from the link below:
    Sony eSupport - VGN-NR220E - Support

    I would create a rescue disk using xp before going ahead with anything though just in case if anything goes wrong you have a way back.

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