Recovery CD not compatible with my Vista OS

I borrowed my Vista Home Premium 64 bit from ExBrit. The set of recovery CDs i have came from RestoreCD4u which is supposedly a copy of the original CD that came with the system. The key on the laptop is Vista Home Premium so what could be the issue? Maybe i need to install 32 bit? Here's an image i got when the pc was booting with the CD. Thanks
 

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Vistaar

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If the question is whether a certain Sony Vaio laptop shipped with Vista Home Premium x86 or x64, a full and exact model number might be helpful. If it shipped with less than 4 GB of RAM, then I would assume Vista x86. If you are contemplating another clean install, see I cannot download updates using Windows update first.
 

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You can't use a 64-bit disk on 32-bit or the other way around. Your system specs mentions 10 so I can only guess that's the issue.
 

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Here are the specs. So the pc is x64 but the only reason that the issue at hand would come up is if the recovery CDs were x86...?
 

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Are you trying to reinstall, or are you only wanting to use the system recovery functions -e.g. startup repair.

The media you got from ex_brit should work fine on 64 bit Vista for startup repair etc. In theory it can also be used for installing, but you will have a challenge with the updates.
 

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The question isn't want your computer is but what windows is. You can have 32-bit version of Windows installed on a 64-bit computer but not the other way around. If your install is 32-bit (x86) then you won't be able to use that disk.
 

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Are you trying to reinstall, or are you only wanting to use the system recovery functions -e.g. startup repair.

The media you got from ex_brit should work fine on 64 bit Vista for startup repair etc. In theory it can also be used for installing, but you will have a challenge with the updates.
I'm just trying to installed the accursed factory drivers from Sony specifically the brightness keys function ( FN+F5, F6).
The CD works when i poped it in while the pc was already on and it even detected problems and took a good while supposedly fixing them but upon restarting the laptop the issue at hand came up (1st post). I had to take out the disc when turn on the pc so otherwise it would display that message.
 

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The question isn't want your computer is but what windows is. You can have 32-bit version of Windows installed on a 64-bit computer but not the other way around. If your install is 32-bit (x86) then you won't be able to use that disk.
I installed the 64bit version. Just in case, i cloned the drive before trying all of this just to be on the safe side.
 
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No website seems to regard the “bitness” of Vista Home Premium that VGN CR220e shipped with as worthy of mention, but it reportedly shipped with only 2 GB of RAM (expandable to 4 GB), from which I would infer Vista x86. It reportedly appeared in November 2007, which was prior to the release of SP1.
 

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No website seems to regard the “bitness” of Vista Home Premium that VGN CR220e shipped with as worthy of mention, but it reportedly shipped with only 2 GB of RAM (expandable to 4 GB), from which I would infer Vista x86. It reportedly appeared in November 2007, which was prior to the release of SP1.
The system says x64 though.
 

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I've seen that if there are multiple hard drives to disable the others and that the repair disk is lower than the install in service pack.
 

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    1 TB & 360 GB
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  • Name
    townsbg
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    Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
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    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Occupation
    Helpdesk Analyst
    Other Info
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    Operating System
    Windows 2012 R2 Data center/Linux Mint
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    Poweredge T140
    CPU
    i3 9100 3.6GHz, 8M cache, 4C/4T
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    8GB 2666MT/s DDR4 ECC UDIMM
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
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    1 TB & 360 GB
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