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post #11 of 21
Windows 7 Thin?

Do you mean Basic? Home ?
post #12 of 21
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Windows 7 Thin?
Do you mean Basic? Home ?

No I mean windows 7 thin. Google it. It's a real version of windows 7. I believe it's enterprise.
post #13 of 21
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No I mean windows 7 thin. Google it. It's a real version of windows 7. I believe it's enterprise.

Wouldn't this not work without a server architecture in place?

I thought this was for thin client rollout.
    
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Nope, it pretty much has everything the other versions have.
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Windows 7 Thin - it does seem to be a specialized version of the OS. Huh.
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post #16 of 21
Download a OEM copy of windows 7.
make sure it is the same version (basic, home premium, pro, ultimate and 32bit or 64bit)

then use this to put it on a 8gb USB flash drive.
any torrented, iso will do and is legal as long as you use your key (gotta be an OEM version though) thumb.gif
That's what I'd do anyways.

NOTE:
as far as I know it's not illegal to download and use a NON-CRACKED version of windows as long as you use a valid key.
(seeing as if you have a valid key, you have legal ownership/authorized use of the program)
I may be wrong though rolleyes.gif
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Like another person posted here, you will probably have a Recovery Partition created by Sony.

If it's similar to Acer, when your computer is booting, you can hold ALT and press F10. This will load the Recovery Options to do a clean install.

The nice thing about this is that it will load all the system drivers, pre-installed software (Microsoft Office etc) It does pretty much all the work for you.
It will pre-format the OS partition as well, so it will clean it all first. But I'm sure it never hurts to run CCC.

Looks like for Sony, it's just F10 you need to spam on bootup
post #18 of 21
windows 7 thin has a 90 day trial limit you can try it if you like. It ran a lot smoother on my Toshiba laptop duel core.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/products-and-technologies/virtualization/thinpc.aspx
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Originally Posted by ComputerRestore View Post

Like another person posted here, you will probably have a Recovery Partition created by Sony.
If it's similar to Acer, when your computer is booting, you can hold ALT and press F10. This will load the Recovery Options to do a clean install.
The nice thing about this is that it will load all the system drivers, pre-installed software (Microsoft Office etc) It does pretty much all the work for you.
It will pre-format the OS partition as well, so it will clean it all first. But I'm sure it never hurts to run CCC.
Looks like for Sony, it's just F10 you need to spam on bootup

Well, believe it or not, I am still trying to do this. Sony customer support really has been no help either. This ^^ is pretty much what they are telling me, except Vaio Care (the program that apparently stores my hidden recovery partition??) isn't on my computer for some reason. I don't understand why they would even need to hide the partition from me. It's my computer let me access all of the hard drive!! Anyways, whenever I spam F10 at start up it brings up Edit Boot Options and the only thing I can do is type a command. Is there a specific command to boot from the recovery partition?
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