Hi I have upgraded the hard disk of sony vaio VGN-FZ35GN but after that when I try t install the os along with the sony applications which I have it on the recovery disk it displays a message C//:403 error....,though I tried running and install windows vista from my friend to check weather the hard disk is compatible with my machine .....it worked.....????
"Hi, I have a Sony VGN - FW11E and I am trying to replace/upgrade my HDD at the moment. I have the same situation, I am unable to install Vista with a set of Sony OEM recovery disks, and get error 403 when I try the process. I am fairly literate with computers but not able to find a way around this . I have never cloned a drive, and would be grateful for advice on how to do so. Also, are there any other options that can be used to install the OEM recovery discs on the new HDD. Thanks for your help, JIMI.
...I got it finally....you have to to a fresh install...that is you have to go to the sony BACK UP AND RESTORE PAGE and click on restore complete system....and not restore C drive......it wil be fresh install wid the softwares and applications which Sony provides...in manufactures default.....Enjoy!!!!!