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Windows 8 - How to perform a System Recovery

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How to perform a System Recovery

Note
-    Pressing F10 key during boot will no longer bring the user to the VAIO Care Rescue Mode
-    Press the F2 key during boot will no longer bring the user to the BIOS setup menu

Performing a System Recovery outside of Windows (This is only for Windows 8 Preinstalled models)
  1. Confirm that the PC is off
  2. Press the “Assist Button”
    Please refer to the User Guide Manual to locate the “Assist Button” for your personal computer
  3. VAIO Care Rescue Mode will now launch
  4. There are 6 options to choose from:
    1. Recover or maintain your System [F10]
      This options allows the user to perform a system recovery back to factory condition
    2. Start from media (USB device/optical disc) [F11]
      This options allows the user to boot from a CD/DVD or from a USB device
    3. Start BIOS [F2]
      This options allow the user to enter BIOS and made modifications to their system
    4. Shut down [F4]
      This option will shut down the Personal Computer
    5. Start Windows [Esc]
      This option will allow the user to boot into Windows
    6. Select language [F1]
      This option will allow the user to select a different languages
  5. Select “Recover or maintain your System [F10]”
  6. Select the keyboard layout at the “Choose your keyboard layout” menu
  7. Select “Troubleshooter” at the “Choose an option” menu
  8. Select “Recovery and maintenance” at the “Troubleshoot” menu
  9. Select “Windows 8” at the “Recovery Tool” menu
  10. VAIO Care Rescue Mode menu will now appear
  11. Select “Start recovery wizard”
  12. Select “ Skip rescue”
  13. Select “Yes, I’m sure.” and then select “Start recovery"