I have a few questions here hopefully someone can help me. So about a week ago i bought a really cheap used sony vaio Z-series laptop from ebay, the seller already disclosed the OS Windows 7 is missing, don't know why, but since it has been a laptop model I wanted very much back in the old days, i went ahead and bought it always given the price was so good.
I turned on the laptop, it's was a black screen, saying no OS, which i was already told. It still has the tag from microsoft windows with key numbers. It does not comes with any DVD discs, actually, the laptop does not comes with optical drive at all.
Searching the internet and youtube, there are fellows who said, something about people can download and install ISO version of Windows7 or something ISO images?? Which i am a little confused, can anyone tell me:
1. What is ISO version of Windows7, and what is ISO images?
2. How does it work? Or does it actually work in my case?
3. They said using a 5 GB ??USB flash drive ....Does it making any sense??...I mean, the Windows7 is not this small size, is'nt it?
4. I am also thinking about replacing the hard drive, ....perhaps it is the hard drive problem/ virus that made the seller to sell at the first place,...should I get the windows7 back to the original hard drive FIRST, then using the clone software to copy/paste the windows7 onto the new solid state drive? Is this the proper way to do it?
Edited by browniebrownie141, 28 August 2017 - 08:33 PM.