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Old 08-21-2006, 05:32 PM   #1
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okay, i have backup cd's that came with my family's vaio, and it has a full install for Windows XP Media Center Edition, sooo i go to use it on my custom desktop which needs a reformat, only to find that somehow, the program somehow knows that my computer isnt a vaio, how can i change it so this will work?
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you cant. its for the vaio and has drivers for the vaio only.
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i got the drivers i need for my computer, i just need it to recognize my computer as a vaio
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okay it says

"VAIO Recover Wizard

Cannot use this file recovery disc for this computer
Confirm the model type"
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i dont think you can.
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You can't. It's a recovery disk especially for the Vaio
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i know that, i'm saying, how is it programmed to recognize my computer is not a vaio, and how can i get around that?
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You can't get around it, it is written to the Vaio bios and MBR.
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ahh, thats what i wanted to know, thanks
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