How to Restore My Sony Vaio to Factory Default Settings

The Sony Vaio line of computers has been widely praised by electronics reviewers for being reliable machines that are fit for almost any use. However, even the most reliable machines are prone to experiencing errors from time to time. Whether it's to fix a problem or you simply feel it time to have a fresh slate on your machine, restoring your Sony Vaio to its default factory settings is both quick and exceptionally easy.

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Click the Windows "Start" menu.

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Click the "Help and Support."

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Select the "Vaio Recovery Wizard" option.

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The Vaio Recovery Wizard will launch. Follow the instructions given as you advance through the wizard. When prompted, confirm that you want to reset your Vaio to its original factory settings.

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Allow the computer about an hour to properly restore itself to factory settings.