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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by sierra7614, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. sierra7614

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    I've tried to replace windows 8 with win7 on 2013 vaio laptop and after couple of minutes into the procedure the power went off in my house. Right now when I turn the laptop on it says Operating System Not Found. Tried to enter Bios but when pressing any of the Fn keys or Delete button nothing works. I would really appreciate any help. Thank you
     
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    i guess the laptop's battery was dead & you were using external power, correct? which viao laptop do you have to see what the procedure is to get into the bios?
     
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    the repair disc worked fine but since it was created on laptop running win 7 it's not compatible. Anyways thanks for giving me that info and I'll find a way to resolve that prob. it's Sony Vaio SVF152C29L
     
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    About all I could come up with is: try alt + F10 at boot to start the factory restore process... If the restore partition is still intact it may work?????
     
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    won't work as recovery partition plus main partition has to be deleted before you can install win7.
     
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    That's what I thought but wasn't sure....
     
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    i've done it so that is how i know. win8/8.1 uses a different format process compared to win7.
     
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    I don't do much with win8 so, when I do something like this I always make an image to a usb drive. that way if I screw up, I can always go back to ground zero and start over.... LOL
     

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