Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:20 AM
I bought a new Sony Vaio VGN-AR870 laptop in June of 2008 and I've enjoyed it quite a bit. I seem to have managed to bog it down recently and it's operating slower and slower and has been for a while. I've remembered how it used to perform when I first bought it so I'd like to restore it to factory settings and give it another go, so to speak. I did not receive recovery disks nor did I make any when I received the laptop. How best should I go about this? My system restores are all set to points within the past few months so that's a no go. Could I utilize a windows vista recovery disk of a friends and just manually install the drivers from the Vaio esupport website?
Thanks for reading,
p.s. If there's any way I can make this problem clearer please don't hesitate to let me know.