Sony :: Doesn't Provide The Vista Dvd, Need To Use The Recovery Partition
I want to get the Z, but sony doesn't provide the vista dvd, so i need to use the recovery partition.
however, i want to use my own hard drive, so is there a way to "recover" the partition onto my other hard drive
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