Removing Recovery Content 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 to free up disk space on the C: drive (or the last drive in your drive list, for example D: drive).
Recovering from Recovery Media
If the recovery area data has been corrupted or erased, you can use Recovery Media to recover your VAIO computer.
Recovery is the process of restoring the built-in storage device back to its original factory condition. Refresh is the process of reinstalling the operating system with the main settings and personal data retained.
Creating Recovery Media
Follow the instructions below to create Recovery Media.
Checking the Volume of the Recovery Area
Your built-in storage device contains the recovery area where the data for the system recovery is stored.
Notes on Recovery
Read the following notes thoroughly before recovering your VAIO computer.
Refreshing Your VAIO Computer
If your VAIO computer has become unstable, it is recommended that you use the refresh function provided by Windows. Refresh the computer by following these steps.
Recovering from the Recovery Area
You can recover your VAIO computer from the recovery area on the built-in storage device. This recovery method is faster than using Recovery Media.
About the ASSIST Button
Press the ASSIST button to perform regular maintenance of your VAIO computer or to solve problems you might encounter when using the computer.