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Alright, if you are installing Win7 from a USB hdd, that's a little easier to deal with (You don't need to update the bios version) Turn on your UX, & hold down the Fn key while tapping the 2 key (Fn + 2 = F2). After the bios splash screen you should enter setup. Use the arrow keys to move around to 2nd screen, go down to "external boot device" & make sure it's "enabled" (use + or - keys to change values). Go to 4th screen (boot priority list) & move USB HDD further up the list than INTERNAL HDD if needed. go to the last screen, save changes, then exit. Don't change anything else.
If you set the usb hdd up correctly, you're good to go.
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Hello,

Thanks for the wonderful explanation!
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Anyone have restore dvd's for UX390 that they can upload?
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So where can I download win xp recovery disks?
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Well, I just checked megaupload & got a message that FBI seized the domain name. So I can see why some file-sharing sites are suddenly treading very lightly. While you can likely still get original discs from Sony, the discs for the XP models won't work on your 380.
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Default UX1XN recovery disc iso's & upgrade advice sought.
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I'm new to the site and have just got a UX1XN. It still has it's recovery partition so hoping to create a set of recovery discs. If this fails, does anyone have or know of where I might be able to download the iso files?

Not going to delete the recovery partition because it does work. I'm going to upgrade the SSD to a Samsung 64GB PATA SSD. And install win 7 ultimate. Might even see if I can make it dual boot (W7/XP). Any tips on how to do this on the UX1 would be very appreciated.

Have been spent most of this evening trawling through this site for all the required info needed to perform the upgrades. Very useful info.

Many thanks in advance

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If you want, you can make a backup image of the 32GB ssd if recovery discs don't work. I'm not sure why you'd bother though if you want to install Win7 anyway (just keep the old ssd as your backup).

Win7 is much better than Vista. Go to the software forum, there is a sticky thread for "win7 driver & application packs"- go to post #50 & download Gabe's pack ver1.2. run the .exe (it will unzip)- read all the readme files & follow the directions to setup win7 properly.

If you want to multiboot Win7 & XP, I'd install Win7 first (either make a custom size partition for the install, or shrink the Win7 partition afterwards), install XP second on the new partition. After that you have to repair the Win7 bootmanager & re-add the XP loader (via EasyBCD) You can do XP first but you'd have to create a partition for the install with vista or win7. XP installer will make the wrong "partition alignment" on ssd & cause drive performance problems.
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Thanks ceehoppy1st

On the sevenforums site there are some excellent fully detailed guides on how to setup multi-boot capability for various combinations of OS on any type of PC. Also a point you did not mention was that every time you boot into an older OS like XP. It will delete the the W7/vista system restore points and associated shadow files. (There is a registry fix to stop this from happening). Was hoping to find similar guides here but either there are none here or I have not been looking properly.

I have not added the links to the sevenforums site but if anyone wants them please let me know and I'll post them here.

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After the SSD upgrade I will be keeping the original drive in a safe place, but want create a set of recovery discs before upgrading the drive, just in case. (Better to be safe than sorry).

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Since I usually have limited drive space on my UX, I just disable restore. (& hibernate as well). I wouldn't doubt that sevenforums has more info. (alot more people there, not too many multi-boots here)So links would be great.

To make the DVD's, you can launch the Vaio recovery center from Vista (use the Search function), or,AFAIK tap Fn & R keys during the Vaio bios splash screen to launch the recovery utility from the restore partition. The UX is "fussy" about which DVD drives will work- most will read/write ok, but not all will boot the UX or create good recovery DVD's. See this thread. If you already have a usb DVD drive then just try it. Usb powered drives can't be used to boot the UX via the dock's ports- you have to use the main usb port on the UX itself.Also use good quality discs (not the "on sale el cheapo" special)

You probably already know that you have to change settings in bios to allow usb booting. Tap Fn & 2 during splash screen to enter setup. Go to Advanced screen, set "External Boot Device" to enabled. Change the Boot order as needed, save & exit.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 09:22 PM
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Default sevenforums links for dual booting
Hi

Here the link for dual boot on sevenforums

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...dows-7-xp.html

And the link for w7 system restore deletion prevention by XP in dual boot configuration.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/12...ot-delete.html

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