HOW to install Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware, I'm just simply asking 2 things.
1.) If its possible on the Z-series
2.) If any Z users have done so.
Also, is Linux easy to install on a Z? I've got now till Windows 7 release to play around with other OSes and see if I will eventually dual/tri boot any other OSes, otherwise I might just boot Windows 7 exclusively.
my Vaio SR 290 CTO. I have been using Windows 7 Pro on my SR 290 for a month with no issue except I tried to do vedio chat with my friend today. I found that my Mic does not work(my friend can't hear me at all). I pull up Device manager to test my Mic and I think there is only Webcam driver installed. So the build Mic simply not working. I googled the driver and came up dry.
Has anyone tried to install Windows 7 beta on a vaio FZ? I did install win 7 on my Vaio FZ (with the specifications below) before a week and everything seems to work ok with the drivers for Vista, except for the following problem:
I formatted the hard drive, installed the software, obtained a key from microsoft and activated my version. I did install all the drivers as I did several times before on Vista. Sony notebook utility worked and I got functionality of all the keys except Fn+mute (F2), also the volume control at the top right of the keyboard doesn't work. I believe these two problems are related and could be caused by the same driver. AV mode, S key and other controls all work fine. I tried changing drivers/software: "sony utility dll", "sony shared library" and the AV mode software but nothing happened. Anyone could have an idea on which driver that specifically needed update?
When I upgraded to Windows 7 using the upgrade disks I made the mistake of clicking upgrade instead of custom.
I'm wondering if I can somehow reinstall Windows 7 so I can do a clean install. I don't have an install disc of Vista because it was pre-installed. So, is there a way I can do this or am I condemned to stay with the upgrade version?
if it is a good idea to install windows 7 rc on my new vaio fw. I read some threads about it, but they are outdated and they required a lot of annoying installations and stuff. I don't mind installing a couple of drivers, as long as everything is functional after that. (which i heard it is not)
I no the real release is only days away, but I am not sure when I am going to receive the upgrade, probably not in the next month.
I recently purchased a VGN-SR490PBB which came with preinstalled XP Pro. According to all the literature, I am entitled to a Windows 7 Pro (32-bit) upgrade.
I proceeded to install the Recovery Media Kit that came with my laptop. The recovery media says basically, "Use this Recovery Kit to recover the preinstalled operating system and applications..."
It installed Vista Ultimate (64-Bit). I am being shipped the Windows 7 Pro (32-bit) upgrade from Mentor Media. So you can probably see the issue already, 64-Bit OS installed, 32-Bit upgrade disks in the mail. Not going to work.
So here's what happened so far (whole process below took 2-hours).
1. Chatted with a live person from Sony's Tech Support person, who directed me to Mentor Media .....
I just got my new Sony Vaio SR. I'm going to burn the recovery discs, and then wipe the entire hard drive clean and get rid of all the partitions and install Windows 2000 and Windows XP. But neither Win2k nor WinXP setup will run for some reason
I have a Sony Vaio Z790J. I recently tried to install Windows 7 x64 (from msdn) onto my Vaio. It always gets through the install but the second time it reboots (when it tries to start the services, etc) I go straight to a BSOD.
I tried changing ACHI, RAID, IDE, none of those make a difference. Has anyone seen this? Of course I blasted my backup partition too so I can't restore Vista x64. Nice move on my behalf
I have a Sony VAIO VGN-FZ240E and found out on release day that Sony will not support me in upgrading my Windows Vista system to Windows 7. I had purchased a pre-release from Microsoft of the Home Premium version.
I have seen some replies in other treads that imply that some users have been partially successful and would like this tread to be the master for solutions. Do not use this tread to rant about Sony - even if you are mad as hell just like I am
I just upgraded my VAIO TXN27N to Windows 7. All things worked fine, but the wireless part. The Novatel wireless Expedite EV-DO Modem (which used to connect with Sprint) did not work. It did not show up under the Modem in the Device Manager (where it should be in).
I did whatever I could, did not sole this problem. I might not find the right driver or something related with it.
I decided to upgrade to windows 7 rc. Everything works including brightness and volume controls, which people were having trouble getting to work. I am experiencing extreme battery drain or usage? I charge it, but battery starts to fall rapidly. I wanted to know if anyone has any fixes for this or what others have been experiencing on windows 7
I noticed that the majority of users here that are trying to upgrade their "unsupported" notebooks are upgrading from 64-bit or going from 32-bit to 64-bit.
I was wondering if anybody had problems upgrading (using clean install) from 32-bit to 32-bit?
I will try to upgrade my notebook (Vaio vgn-FZ290) next week. Im going from vista home premium 32-bit to Win7 Professional 32-bit. I will attempt to use Win7 Update's drivers, original vista 32-bit drivers, and modified drivers from laptopvideo2go for my NVIDIA GeForce 8400m GT.
1 - Download original drivers and utilities from VAIO support and unpack everything in your USB key 2 - Install Windows 7 from DVD 3 - Create on your desktop a directory called "All drivers" and copy usbpen content inside 4 - Goto Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsWindows Update and select Check for updates (install everything except Nvidia) 5 - Goto Control PanelSystem and SecuritySystem and select device manager 6 - For each harware component (discovered or undiscovered) right click and select "Update driver software", choose "Browse my computer for driver software" and choose above created directory "All drivers". Let Windows scan alone the subdirectories and install the drivers. Except Nvidia video card ! 7 - Don't update component inside "System devices" tree 8 - Install Nvidia drivers using original setup. It may crash at the end, but everytinig is installed 9 - Reboot 10 - Respecting the following order: 1-Sony Programmable IO Control 2-Sony Firmware Extension Parser 3-Sony Shared Library 4-Sony Setting Utility 5-Sony VAIO Event Service 6-VAIO Control Center 7-VAIO Power Management 8-Sony ISB Utility 9-Sony HDD Protection Filter Driver 10-VAIO CAMERA CAPTURE UTILITY 11-VAIO SMART NETWORK 2.1_ 2.1.00.07300 12-PROTECTOR_SUITE_QL_220.127.116.1186 13-WWAN_CONNECTION_MANAGER_18.104.22.1680 open each directory and only if it contains a setup file, like setup.exe or install.exe execute it.
11 - Goto Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsWindows Update and select Check for updates (install everything, never update Nvidia driver, Windows update have a newone but not work) 11 - Reboot the system 12 - Open Vaio Network Utility and turn on WWAN 13 - Windows ask for drivers: as above select "All drivers" directory 14 - Reboot the system
Everything should work, including special keys, stamina swithc and Fn Keys Tested on 3 VGN-Z21VN without problems.
I own a Sony Vaio Laptop, VGN-FZ21M. This laptop comes with a NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT GPU Graphics card.
Originally, the laptop came with Windows Vista. I had no problems there. Once Windows 7 came out, I upgraded. Problems started there, with Windows not recognizing my video card correctly. It was displayed not as NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT, but as a Standard VGA Graphic Adapter.
At the time, the problem was more or less easily solved. I downloaded the drivers from NVIDIA, but I wasn't able to do a direct install (an error would occur). So I updated the Graphic card manually, by browsing the disk and chosing the nvmt.inf file that came within the drivers given by NVIDIA on their website, as the file to update my Graphic card with.
This worked out perfectly. My Graphic card was updated and working as great as ever.
However, more recently, I decided to format my laptop, and give it a clean Windows 7 install. I did this because my laptop was giving some graphical weirdies. I thought a format would solve it. It didn't.................