Sony :: Brightness Control And NVIDIA Driver Updates For XP Downgrade VAIO

Jul 22, 2009

One of the most troublesome consequences of downgrading your VAIO to Windows XP is not being able to adjust the screen brightness using the F5/F6 keys.

This tutorial aims to (i) resolve that issue, and (ii) retain the ability to adjust brightness when you update to the latest LaptopVideo2Go drivers. The below methods have been tested on VAIO FZ, FW, and NS laptops with NVIDIA GeForce 8X00M cards, and they are working flawlessly with the LV2G 190.15 driver.

Part 1: Enabling Fn Brightness Control

Skip this step if your brightness control is already working

In order to be able to use the brightness control on a XP-Downgraded machine, you need:

1. VAIO Event Service Hotfix (Which updates the VESConfig.ini file for the VAIO Event Service)
-> You can get this at[url].
-> If you have an FZ, you can use the VESConfig.ini I have attached

2. NVIDIA Driver with Customised nv4_disp.inf (Refer to Part 2)............

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Sony :: Windows7's NVidia Driver For Vaio VGN-FE31M

Jul 31, 2009

i have managed to install Windows7 in my 3years old Vaio VGN-FE31M laptop. so i just need the nvidia graphics card driver now. i have tried the latest one from nvidia website, but its not compatible. my nvidia is Nvidia Geforcego 7600.

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Aug 25, 2009

I'm trying to install the latest driver for my Geforce 9300M card. But when I find the driver dowload page from the Nvidia site, they invariably state that...

Quote:

The following notebooks are not supported in this release:

Sony VAIO notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)

The Sony site does NOT contain drivers for the gfx card.

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Apr 26, 2010

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Mar 20, 2009

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Sony :: FW Mobility Radeon 4650 Driver Updates

Aug 4, 2009

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The version I have right now is: 8.583.2-090302a-076759C-Sony

Using Catalyst's "Update Driver" link (essentially a link to AMD's website) I was surprised to not see ANY Mobility HD 3000 or 4000 series drivers at all. Are there newer drivers than the ones that shipped with my laptop? If so, where can I download them?

Also, is it really very important to partition your drives?

Lastly, any chance that ArmaII will run on this?

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4 GB RAM
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Sony :: NVidia Control Panel Color Settings Won't Stick

May 14, 2010

CW26FX - Anyone having trouble getting their video color settings to stick? I have adjusted my screen brightness/color/contrast via the NVidia Control Panel, but I periodically lose my settings. Initially there was a conflict with the VAIO Control Center - display settings there superseded whatever I did in the NVidia Control Panel. I eventually figured out how to get the NVidia Control Panel settings to stick by changing the display settings in the VAIO Control Center first - or at least I thought I did. It would work for a few reboots, but eventually I seemed to lose my settings again. So I uninstalled the VAIO Control Center hoping that would leave my NVidia Control Panel settings alone. But lo & behold I still periodically lose those settings (the NVidia Control Panel radio button "Other applications control color settings" is inexplicably selected.) Any ideas? (And yes, I hit "Apply" before closing out the NVidia Control Panel.)

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Dell :: NVidia GFX Owners - Refreshed My Color Settings Under 'nVidia Control Panel' And Now My Colours Look Crap

Jan 8, 2008

I refreshed my colour settings under 'nVidia control panel' and now my colours look crap. Can someone plz give me your personal prefered percentage numbers of these following slide bars in 'Desktop Colour Settings'.

Brightness: %
Digital Vibrance: %
Contrast: %
Image Sharpening: %
Gamma: %

I know most you guys have LCD monitors, but just to be sure i'd like it in good colour for an LCD...

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Sony :: Vaio VGN-FW373J/B Downgrade To XP

May 13, 2009

I just got a Sony Vaio VGN-FW373J/B. I figured I'll give Vista a try but I hate it.

I would like to know if anybody tried downgrading this model to XP? Sony tech support told me they don't have the downgrade DVDs for this model

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Sony :: Vaio Z11 Xp Downgrade From Vista

Feb 18, 2009

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Sony :: Downgrade To XP Vaio VGN-FW41J

Aug 31, 2009

where I can find all the Win XP drivers for the Sony Vaio VGN-FW41J?

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Sony :: The Downgrade Xp With VAIO Vista Business

Apr 28, 2009

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HP/Compaq :: Windows (Vista) Updates Shows NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100 Update

Apr 11, 2010

Windows (Vista) Updates shows this update for my Compaq Presario F572US notebook PC: "nVidia - Display - NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100". The size of the download is 64.3MB.

I visited nVidia's website to see whether they had an update; they had none. So, I'm wondering whether I should get this update suggested by Windows Update or ignore it.

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Acer :: Brightness Control

Oct 30, 2009

I don't know what has happened or if someone changed something but every single time I change the brightness control to 100% 2 seconds later it goes back to 0%. This is even when it is plugged in or has a full batter.

Even when i switch to that has brightness set to like 80% nothing happens. I went to maxium preformace profile and for some reason it is set to 0% when I change it to 100% and hit apply 2 seconds later it changes back to 0%.

Out side of windows(ie the login screen) I can change my brightness to 100% and it will stay there it's when I login it reverts to 0%.

I have the acer aspire 5100 laptop. Is there anyway someone could have changed something that makes this happen?

to 100% 2 seconds later it goes back to 0%. This is even when it is plugged in or has a full batter.

Even when i switch to that has brightness set to like 80% nothing happens. I went to maxium preformace profile and for some reason it is set to 0% when I change it to 100% and hit apply 2 seconds later it changes back to 0%.

Out side of windows(ie the login screen) I can change my brightness to 100% and it will stay there it's when I login it reverts to 0%.

I have the acer aspire 5100 laptop. Is there anyway someone could have changed something that makes this happen?

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Sony :: SZ58 GN/C Nvidia Driver

Dec 11, 2009

Is almost close to a year now, I have not been able to fix up my drivers and get my SPEED mode to work nor install any Geforce drivers.

I have look around the web alot for solutions and being cautious (not to damage the notebook) I rarely try anything out.

When first bought end of dec'07, it was running well the first few months till the fan made rattling noise as if the whole notebook didn't had a screw in every hole and was going to fall apart.

I send it to SONY service centre couple of times to get it fix and finally the fan issue was gone till I had a BSOD somewhere in mid'08 and all hell break lose from here on

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Nov 13, 2009

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I followed the instruction of this thread Sony SZ750 Win7 64bit clean install (should help on other SZ's) .

everything went smoothly up to step 8 until i installed the graphic driver in speed mode...

before install, windows automatically get the driver for the card... but it's horrible (8 bit, no memory, and the res. is 800x600 .....

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May 8, 2010

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Jul 7, 2009

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i cant increase/decrease/mute volume,increase/decrease brightness and change external monitor.Actually the brighness is full and the battery drains quickly

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Sony :: Vaio FW Noise / Fan Control

Feb 25, 2009

I've recently purchased Sony Vaio FW21E (European model) and to my surprise, I find it quite noisy (contrary to what you can read in many reviews).

The first problem is HDD - I've owned 3 notebooks so far and no one had such a noisy disk. I almost thought that there is some kind of motherboard or GPU fan in there until I opened the case to confirm that the noise really comes from the HDD. It is quite unpleasant in a totally quiet room (like in the night) but I can hear it even during evenings when the room is relatively quiet. Vaio owners with Toshiba MK3252GSX disk (320GB), do you experience the same amount of noise? (On the upside, the performance is really nice compared to my older laptops, Windows Experience Index being 5.4.)

The second problem is the main fan (which I understand is the only fan on this Vaio). It is quiet for the first hour of usage or so but then it always turns on for about 5 minutes, then it's quiet for another 2-3 minutes, then it goes off again etc. etc. I really find this annoying because the fan speed is changing frequently and rapidly (i.e. from zero to high spinning, then it slowly goes down to what I would call acceptable level, then it stops rotating immediately; then it goes of for 100% again etc.)

When you combine these 2 noises, the notebook is quite unpleasant to use in quiet conditions. From the right hand side where the disk is placed, you constantly hear a whisper-like sound while from the left side, you are distracted by the main fan which tends to be turned on and off in a few minutes intervals..........

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Acer :: Brightness Control Keeps Defaulting To 0%

Oct 4, 2008

I don't know what has happened or if someone changed something but every single time I change the brightness control to 100% 2 seconds later it goes back to 0%. This is even when it is plugged in or has a full batter.

Even when i switch to that has brightness set to like 80% nothing happens. I went to maxium preformace profile and for some reason it is set to 0% when I change it to 100% and hit apply 2 seconds later it changes back to 0%.

Out side of windows(ie the login screen) I can change my brightness to 100% and it will stay there it's when I login it reverts to 0%.

I have the acer aspire 5100 laptop. Is there anyway someone could have changed something that makes this happen?

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Sony :: SZ 38GP Wrong Nvidia Driver

Jan 1, 2010

I use the SZ as secondary computer, mostly with Intel card so realised only today that I have wrong Nvidia driver/software and am not able to install correct one. It is Asian SZ , XP Pro English but for whatever reason the Nvidia Settings are in German and does not look like I can change it. Downloaded the original driver fro Sony Asia site- for the SZ38GP, tried installing it twice already but I am getting the same German thing, could be Swahili or Mandarin as well though understand German but not of that tachnical kind, plus it cant be right if OS is English

Tried also a newest Nvidia driver, that worked in English but the brightness buttons didnt and I find those essential.

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Sony :: IR Remote Control On Vaio Notebooks

Jul 15, 2009

None of the Vaio notebooks have IR Remote Control which I feel is very useful and has become standard since long in notebooks of other manufacturers, still I have not found anyone complaining about it in this forum. Does no one here miss the lack of it in their Vaios?

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Dell :: Studio XPS 16: Brightness Control Failed

Nov 24, 2009

You know how you're supposed to be able to change the brightness with fn + up/down keys? Well its not working.

Tried reinstalling the video driver and bios.

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HP G3 250 :: Function Keys F2 And F3 Not Working For Brightness Control

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Sony :: Have Nvidia Graphic Card But I Cant Install The Driver

Jun 21, 2009

Earlier i changed my window vista home premium to window 7, but then i changed it to window vista ultimate.

when i had window 7, my graphics card which is nvidia work perfectly fine, but after i change to window vista ultimate, i " lost " my nvidia driver. i downloaded nvidia driver at ww.nvidia.com but when i tried to install it, i get an error " The NVIDIA setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hrdware. Setup will now exit."

I really want to install that driver, i have nvidia graphic card but i cant install the driver

this is my pc information: ...

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Sony :: Vaio Z11Brightness Control Stops Responding

Apr 19, 2010

I am having a problem with my Vaio Z with a fresh install, relating to the automatic keyboard backlight and display backlight adjustment, and manual control of the display backlight adjustment with the Fn keys.

So from a fresh boot or reboot, automatic brightness control of both devices seems to work fine. The Fn key combos will also work correctly to control display backlight. And then seemingly at random, ambient light sensor control will freeze, and the function keys will no longer manually adjust brightness. It seems to happen regardless of which graphics setting I'm using, and it also happens even with both ambient light sensor functions turned off.

I've got all of the latest drivers and software from Sony's website installed (sans non-essentials,) so I'm not sure what could be going wrong. Both the power management and event services are running. Has anyone else had this issue, and perhaps had better luck in solving it?

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Sony :: Vaio FZ LCD Can't Change Brightness

Feb 19, 2010

I've done a search and couldn't find anything relevant.

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At first I thought it was the fan, but I realized it's the LCD. I can't change the brightness for some reason using Windows 7 but it's on Max Bright. I've seen some threads of people having this problem on lowered brightness levels but this is happening on full.

When I shut the lid, the buzzing stops. It can be heard if I stand behind the laptop or place my ear beside either rear corner of the laptop.

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Sony :: Vaio Z Brightness Keeps Resetting

Mar 2, 2009

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May 22, 2010

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How many of you Z owners find the screen brightness too low? Even at full, it feels dim.

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Nov 6, 2009

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2) When I installed Windows 7, many of the Windows Vista drivers rolled right onto Windows 7, and would absolutely perfectly, do I still need to uninstall them all and install the "windows 7 version" or is this fine.

extra info:
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Feb 5, 2010

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Jan 5, 2009

This is almost a classic problem. I just installed XP SP3 on a Vaio G11. I did everything according to Sony's plan. But the brightness keys don't work.

Is there a chance that Sony's drivers were written for XP SP2, and that SP3 is the cause of my problems?

Reason I'm thinking this is that SP3 recognized some devices that SP2 doesn't recognize

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Apr 1, 2010

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Aug 11, 2009

I just installed Win7, sticking as much as possible to this method:
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Sony :: Deleted Brightness- Vaio VGN-FE550G

Mar 30, 2009

I deleted a bunch of programs that I didn't know what they were.. i think i deleted something important because I cant adjust the brightness on my laptop anymore.. either with the brightness buttons or manually.. is there a driver or seomthing I can download again to gain this function back?

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Dec 4, 2013

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