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How to create a System Recovery Disk using VAIO Recovery Utility?

    Creating a System Recovery Disk using VAIO Recovery Utility.


    Note: The number of required DVD-R (DVD+R) varies depending on the models. For some CD-R models on which the recovery disk cannot be created, please use a DVD. The recovery disk cannot be created using a Blu-ray disc, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM or CD-RW.


    Below are the steps to create a recovery disc using a DVD-R.
     
    1.  Click Start, and select All Programs - VAIO Recovery Tool - VAIO Recovery Utility.
      
    2. Select Create Recovery Media Kit and click OK.
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    3. Click Next.
      
    4. Confirm that the Use 2 DVD-R or DVD+R (4.7 GB) disc(s) box is selected. Click Next.
      
    Note: When DVD-R DL or DVD+R DL are required for creating the recovery disc, click the Use 1 DVD-R or DVD+R (Double Layer/8.5GB) disc(s) option. 
    When CD-R is required for creating the recovery disc, click the Use 11 CD-R disc(s) option.

    The number of required disks varies depending on the models.

    5. Click Start in the displayed window.
      
    6. Insert a blank DVD-R and click OK. The computer will start creating an application recovery disc.
     
    7. After the process finishes, remove the DVD-R, and mark (model name) Application Recovery Disc on the DVD-R. Click OK to close the window.
     
    8. Insert another blank DVD-R and click OK. The computer will then start creating a system recovery disc.
     
    9.  After the process finishes, remove the DVD-R, and mark (model name) System Recovery Disc on the DVD-R. Click OK to close the window.