VAIO User Guide SVE1111 Series


Removing Recovery Contents to Free up Disk Space

Your built-in storage device contains the recovery area where the data for system recovery is stored. If your VAIO computer includes a solid state drive (SSD), you might want to minimize the recovery area by removing such data.
The above procedure involves system recovery. The applications and data you added on the storage device before removing the data for system recovery will all be lost.
Once you have removed the data for system recovery, you need the Recovery Media for later system recovery.
  1. Create Recovery Media if you have not yet created it. [Details]

  1. If you recover your VAIO computer from the Recovery Media (optical discs) on the model without a built-in optical disc drive, connect an external optical disc drive (not supplied) to the computer. [Details]

If an AC adapter is supplied with the external optical disc drive, plug the AC adapter into a power source.
  1. Insert the disc into the optical disc drive or connect the USB flash drive (not supplied) to the USB port while your VAIO computer is in Normal mode.

  • If your VAIO computer is equipped with the USB port that is compliant with the USB 2.0 standard, connect a USB device to the port.

  1. Turn off your VAIO computer and turn it on once again.

If you are using an external optical disc drive, restart the computer and press the F11 key repeatedly until the VAIO logo disappears.
  1. Press the or key to select VAIO Care Rescue and press the Enter key.

  1. Click Tools and Start advanced recovery wizard.

When the “Do you need to rescue data?” message appears, make a backup copy of your data, if needed.
  1. Follow the on-screen instructions until the Select recovery type window appears.

  1. Select Custom recovery - Remove recovery contents.

  1. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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