Hello. For Christmas, I received a used Sony Vaio laptop from my brother. However, a mere 7 months later, I found that I had no more space (as shown here: omg.png 122.73KB 0 downloads) and could not install anything. My game files were corrupted, and it has gotten to the point where I am unable to even load my _desktop background_. However, it turns out that the reason that my laptop is full of junk is that my brother didn't remove his files from it! Deleting them manually is not an option, as they are in a password-protected account. After realizing this, I tried to perform a reset with the new Refresh, Reset, or Restore feature that has been integrated into Windows 8. However, it said that I had missing files and that I needed to insert recovery media. I am not in possession of any recovery media, and I am a bit confused on how to make one. Do I need to create a reinstall disk for Windows? If this is necessary, I have my product key (I believe that it is listed in the PC Info section) but I do not know whether I have enough space to create one. (this is unimportant, as I'll find some way to make space by uninstalling things. I only wish to know how much I need.) Upgrading to Windows 10 is not an option for me, as I have a strong dislike for windows 10 due to many reasons. I've also heard that the installation does not delete your files if you're "lucky", so I simply want to reinstall Windows and revert everything to factory settings.
Any help that is provided is greatly appreciated!
Edited by Chroma, 17 July 2016 - 10:41 PM.