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How do I refresh with no media.

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    Windows 8 64bit

    How do I refresh with no media.


    I have a new Sony vaio duo 11 running (or not) Windows 8 64 bit. I was away when it arrived. Number one son decided to set it up for me so that it would be working on my return. I now need to refresh or recover but am being told that some Windows files are missing. I have no media disk or backup (thank you, son) So how do I go about getting the missing files? I have asked this question of many "computer experts" with no luck. Every web site tells me to stick the Windows 8 media in. This doesn't seem to be a rare problem so why don't Microsoft make them available online? Alternatively, if I was to buy a Windows 8 64bit pro upgrade and install over, would this provide me with the missing files? Or would I be left with the same problem only poorer?

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

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    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    Sony eSupport - SVS151290S - Support

    How to create a set of Recovery Discs.

    Video Tutorial:
    VAIO® - How to create recovery media - YouTube
    How to recover your Sony Tablet S to the factory settings - YouTube
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    Windows 8.1


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    Try a refresh - Option 2 of the tutorial: Refresh Windows 8
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    Windows 8.1


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    Last edited by random173; 13 Mar 2014 at 17:42.
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    Quote Originally Posted by random173 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Try a refresh - Option 2 of the tutorial: Refresh Windows 8
    Thanks for your fast reply. I was after an original Sony install though.
    That's what it is.
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    Windows 8.1


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    Last edited by random173; 13 Mar 2014 at 17:42.
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    I was really answering the OPs question. You have hijacked this thread.
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    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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    Windows 8.1


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