Hey guys, I just got my sister a VAIO laptop (core i3, 4GB ddr3, 500gb HD). It came preloaded with Windows 7 (Home Premium) and it has a product key at the back.
My goal is to delete everything of the harddrive, and reinstall windows. I want to get rid of all the crap-ware thats on there (VAIO proprietary products, Adobe reader, so on and so forth). For this I have a couple of questions.
1) Sony didn't provide us with a Win7 CD. How can I download the ISO (I just want the installation cd as I have the product code).
2) The laptop does not have a cd player. How can I install Win7? should I buy an optional drive?
3) My preferred method would be to install via network. But if I format the harddrive, it will erase drivers for the LAN card and it might stop working? I am not sure at all how to proceed.
So in summary, I'd like to do a fresh install on a laptop that has no optical drive, and I need to download Win7 Home Premium to do so.