Below is a list of all the Sony VAIO recovery discs that can be found on the internet.
Some are uploaded by us, some aren't, and so we offer no liability, please use at your own risk, not that there is one anyway.
Recovery discs have multiple names: Recovery Discs, Recovery Disks, Recovery Media, Recovery Media CD, Recovery DVD, Recovery CD.
Last list update: 18/10/2022
A method that bypasses model checks has been found! We are currently developing a patching program! See development status here.
Some of these recovery discs only work on the model they are intended for (model example : VPCZ11C7E), and not on the entire series (series example : VPCZ1). In some cases it's even worse, they only work on the unit they were created with.
This creates a problem. Even though those discs would perfectly work on the machine you are trying to install them on, they are locked from installing. The VAIO Libary is currently working on a fix for this problem, make recovery discs work on the entire series they are intended for.
How to use this list + additional information
To use this list, you can use the search function of your browser (CTRL+F), imput the series name (example PCG-C1), not the exact model number ! You can also visit the page of whatever series/model you are searching for, and if recovery discs are available, they will be listed in the downloads section.
We do not make a difference between languages, you can sometimes change the language after the install.
When multiple recovery discs are available for one series, we list all of them, and instead of just listing the name of the series (example PCG-C1), we list the series + exact model name (example PCG-C1 (PCG-C1XD)).
System Recovery is also called Disc 1, and Application Recovery is Disc 2.
List of Available Series
We also have a list of recovery discs uploaded on our servers for faster downloads ! Please see "List of Available Series - VAIO Library Servers" section below.
These downloads are all on the Internet Archive.
PCG-GRX System Recovery (INCOMPLETE)
PCG-SRX (VAIO Library upload) (faster download available, see VAIO Library servers section below)
This section will be available very soon (estimated to be avaliable on the 25.10.2022 maximum).
List of Available Series - VAIO Library Servers
These downloads are uploaded on our servers (download.vaiolibrary.com) in order to offer faster download speeds than on the Internet Archive.
All of the downloads listed here are also available on the Internet Archive.
PCG-SRX (disc 4 is the Application Recovery, you will be prompted to insert this disc after initial XP boot)