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Put Windows 8 recovery inside laptop hard drive, Sony Vaio

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    Put Windows 8 recovery inside laptop hard drive, Sony Vaio


    A month ago or so I made a copy of the recovery partition using the Windows option to create recovery unit, and when it finished I chose the option to delete recovery partition from the internal hard drive.

    A new 25 GB hard drive appeared, everything was fine.

    Now I would like to sell this laptop but I don't know how to put the recovery partition back in its place or if it's even possible.

    I know the backup it's complete because the data size t's the same and when i tried it, the restore was from the scratch, even with the sony wizard before the windows configuration.

    Any ideas? thanks

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    Just give the buyer a set of the restore discs. If you want to restore it out of the box, you need to use the Sony Recovery out of the box option. The 25gb partition is probably due to having Windows 8.1 on it, if you have installed 8.1.
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    You would need to use the Sony Recovery disk (DVD/USB) to Replace the Recovery Partition.

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    Thanks for reply.

    The recovery disk was made using Windows "Create recovery drive" option and I selected, "copy the recovery partition to the recovery drive option". Vaio Care don't recognizes the recovery drive, so I can't use it with the sony tools you mentioned...

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    You need to make the SONY version.
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