Sony :: VAIO VGN-SZ483N Drivers For Vista X64

Mar 18, 2009

finding drivers (Vista 64 bit) for my Sony VAIO VGN-SZ483N. I have the original Vista x86 drivers, but as expected most of them does not like to be installed on a Vista x64 O/S.

Is there a site that someone could recommend please, or has someone with an SZ4xx attempted this "upgrade" and is willing to share his/her experiences.

I have tested my gaming machine with x64 against x86 (both Vista) and could say with reasonable confidence that the x64 installation outperforms the x86 installation without a doubt. It would really be good to change the O/S to x64 from the OEM x86.

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Sony :: Vista Business 64 Bit. On SZ483N

Jan 23, 2009

I'm thinking about installing Windows Vista Business 64 bit (replacing the current 32 version of the same) on my SZ-483N.

Now my only concern is if in fact the drivers available for my notebook at the following website, will actually work on the 64 bit version of the windows. Any help or information in this regards will be duly appreciable.

Product Driver Page: [url]

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Sony :: Vaio Tz 91 Vista Drivers?

May 11, 2009

anyone know where I can find vista drivers for my sony vaio tz91?

(The recovery partition no longer exists and i don't have dvd's of drivers due to it being a 2nd hand machine

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Sony :: Vaio Vgn-cr140e And Vista 64 Bit Drivers

Jan 14, 2009

I have a SONY VAIO VGN-CR140E with intel core2 duo CPU T7100 1.8Ghz (which is 64 bit capable)

It came with 2 gig RAM,i recently upgraded to 4 .

I knew 32 bit Vista won't use all 4 gig ,but what i did not know was that if i go with 64 bit Vista i'm not gonna have the drivers i need..

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Sony :: Vista Drivers For VAIO VGN-NS10L

Jul 6, 2009

anyone know here i can download the vista drivers for this notebook.

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Sony :: Vaio Z Vista Clean Install With Drivers

Jul 17, 2009

if there was a way to do a clean install of Vista (preferably Ultimate 64-bit) on the Vaio Z and have functioning s1/s2 and speed/stamina and Wlan controls. I found the guide for 7, I was wondering if there was something like it for vista, or at least a place where i can get the drivers. My viao Z came with alot of "bloatware", and i'd like to have it snappy.

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Sony :: Complete Set Of Vaio (AW Series) Drivers AND Instructions For Clean Install Of Vista

Jan 17, 2009

THIS IS FOR WINDOWS VISTA 64-BIT ONLY

My system is VGN-AW190.

There are already a couple of "guides" floating around that describe how to install a clean copy of Windows on Sony laptops.

The process is fairly simple and involves installing certain Sony software and drivers in particular order (according to Sony).

For FW series, the guide is here: Official Vaio FW Clean Vista Install Guide

When I first installed Windows Vista Ultimate, I had no problems getting everything to work EXCEPT for the following:

1) CompactFlash (JMicron JMB368 ExpressCard CF) driver is not available on Sony's web site. When inserting the card, it does not show up as a drive in Windows Explorer. After some time playing around, I figured the following 2 ways to make it work:

a. Insert your card, go to device manager and click on "scan for hardware changes"
b. Boot Windows while the card is inserted

2) SD card slot works but is not mapped to any drive. While Ricoh MS driver automatically creates a drive, there is no driver on Sony's web site that would do the same for SD slot.

Sony's support is useless to a point where they told me that the reason why my CF cards do not show up and there is no drive mapped to the slot is because the laptop does not support cards larger than 4GB (and I have only 8GB Sandisk cards) What a joke. I finally managed to get a 2nd tier technical guy on the phone who said that Sony does not provide CF drivers and that there is nothing they can do about it..........

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Sony :: SZ483N RAM Upgrade

Oct 21, 2009

i was thinking about upgrading the ram in my vaio from 2gb to 4gb. from what ive gathered the Intel 945PM chipset is capable of supporting a max. of 4gb RAM, although i have also read on these forums that it's only 3gb. If it is indeed 3gb max. i presume that i will have to install 1x 1gb and 1x2gb to achieve 3gb and would therefore lose out dual channel. would i see a performance boost if this were the case? i want to install windows 7 x64 in the near future.

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Sony :: FW 490 32 Bit Drivers For 7/Vista

Aug 12, 2009

My FW490 arrived today and I'm planning on doing a clean install of either Windows 7 or Vista. But there's only drivers for 64bit

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Sony :: Vista Drivers

Apr 27, 2009

I recently installed 64bit vista on my vaio vgn-nr21m/s because I upgraded to 4gb ram. Since then I have not been able to find a compatible driver for my SD card reader.

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Sony :: Vista Drivers Work For XP

Jul 24, 2009

I've just bought a new NW series laptop! =) But it's got Vista.. I want to install XP on it but the vaio site only seems to have Vista drivers, will they work on XP?

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Sony :: FW 64-bit Drivers And 32-bit Vista Compatibility

Jul 9, 2009

I am looking for the very latest drivers and utilities for my FW notebook. I have 32-bit Vista but the latest 32-bit drivers from Sony are for FW3. FW4 drivers are newer but they are for 64-bit Vista. Which of the 64-bit drivers that are 100% compatible with 32-bit Vista?

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Sony :: VGN-TZ90S Vista To XP, Drivers

Jun 27, 2009

I'm trying to downgrade my wife's VGN-TZ90S from its default Vista to XP. I made a separate partition and installed XP then fixed the bootloader so it would load dual boot properly. The problem I'm having is I cant get a lot of the drivers working. For instance the graphics seemed to be straight forward, but none of the seemingly suitable intel gfx drivers work and when it tries to detect the integrated gfx via their website it says it doesn't recognise it.

getting all the hardware working in XP?

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Sony :: No Drivers For Vista Ultimate On VGN-CR4000

Apr 10, 2010

I just installed Vista Ultimate on the hard drive partition of my Sony Vaio Notebook (VGN-CR4000). The other partition has Vista Home and is working fine as it came with the original laptop.

I am not able to see any wireless networks to connect to the internet on the Vista Ultimate OS. This is because I do not have the drivers.. right?

I tried to find drivers on the Sony website, but there are none for my model. What can I do?

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Sony :: VGN-FW375J Downgrade Vista To XP, Drivers

Mar 2, 2009

I' got a new VGN-FW375J laptop, it was cheap, but I would like to downgrade Vista Home to XP, and need drivers.

I have an original XP Disk but that does not installing. because first I need to download somewhere a driver to Blue-Ray disk driver, to unpack my XP disk and to incorporate there that driver and burn a new boot disk.

But the first a have to be sure that there are all driver for this laptop or it will be a waist of time.

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Sony :: Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit Drivers On VGN-SR190

Oct 26, 2009

I own a vgn-SR190. I recently had HD failure, so had to buy new HD and reinstall vista. My original version of Vista was Business 32-bit. I didn't make a recovery disc. So I went out and bought vista ultimate 32-bit. Figured I wouldn't have problems, but I did.

I'm having the driver issues that someone in another thread talked about, when you get the problem with vaio mode switch and the battery issue. I downloaded the drivers for Vista Business, figured it would be the same for Ultimate. But I just read someone's post here that the home premium 32-bit drivers are the same as the ultimate 32-bit drivers. Is that true? if it is, I would just have to download the home premium drivers. I just wanted to know if anybody knows for a fact that the home premium drivers are the same as the ultimate drivers, seeing as the business drivers are obviously different.

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Sony :: Fx64 Vista & Win7 Drivers And Utilities

Mar 23, 2010

Now that I've got a F series here's a new thread with tested and working drivers and utils for a clean install. The SZ and AW drivers threads are still going strong with 1500+ and 500+ downloads respectively.

Drivers and Utilites are from US & EU VAIO Support. All drivers have been extracted to bypass the model version check.

How to Install

To install extract the archive to a folder, e.g C:drivers.Open Device Manager and right click through each device selecting "Update Driver Software". See pic Install_Step_1.jpgSelect "Browse my computer for driver software". See pic Install_Step_2.jpgBrowse to C:Drivers and make sure "Include subfolders" is checked and click Next. See pic Install_Step_3.jpg

If an updated driver is found it will be installed. Don't worry if an updated driver isn't found. Some devices don't need updates.....................

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Sony :: AWx64 Vista & Win7 Drivers And Utilities

May 9, 2009

Driver and Utilites below are from VAIO FTP, US/EU VAIO Support and Intel Download Center. VAIO don't always post the same versions on their EU and US sites and new drivers aren't listed for older models even though they are compatiable. Sony are also slow to make the latest Intel drivers available. All drivers have been extracted to bypass the model version check, usually found on drivers from the US site.

How to Install

Most of the folders only contain the driver and *.inf files. I prefer to install drivers this way to prevent the installation of software I'll never use.

To install extract the archive to a folder, e.g C:drivers.Open Device Manager and right click through each device selecting "Update Driver Software". See pic Install_Step_1.jpgSelect "Browse my computer for driver software". See pic Install_Step_2.jpgBrowse to C:Drivers and make sure "Include subfolders" is checked and click Next. See pic Install_Step_3.jpg

If an updated driver is found it will be installed. Don't worry if an updated driver isn't found. Some devices don't need updates.

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Sony :: 64-bit Drivers For Vaio Fz

Jan 25, 2009

I am trying to gather the 64 bit drivers for sony vaio vgn-fz model

so far... only thing i could find was this link

[url]

it only has drivers for

bluetooth
felicaport
gpu(nvidia)
memory card reader/writer
sfep
wireless

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Sony :: Should I Be Using New Drivers For More Vaio Z

May 10, 2009

I have a Vaio Z690 and am using the default 174.49 Nvidia drivers which sony provides. What I am wondering is if there is a better driver I should be using then this one. I have read My discoveries on Vaio Zís Hybrid Graphics although could someone point me in the right direction of which driver I should be using, that has been verified that will still allow me to keep all the features such as the stamina vs speed mode switch, shortcut buttons, etc with everything working 100%.

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Sony :: Vaio Z11 Xp Downgrade From Vista

Feb 18, 2009

i've just downgraded my vaio z11wn/b to XP because i really don't like vista...

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Sony :: VAIO SZ220 Drivers

May 15, 2009

I had bought a new SONY VAIO SZ220 recently. i am thinking to install XP instead of VISTA.

I would like to know how can i get the drivers? i am looking the website but couldn't find any drivers for my VAIO SZ220

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Sony :: FW Drivers- Vaio VGN-FW463J/T

Aug 20, 2009

I have recently bought Sony Vaio VGN-FW463J/T, with windows vista 64 bit.

i want to upgrade my laptop to windows 7 32-bit, but the drivers available are of 64-bit windows vista,

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Sony :: VAIO- Can't Install Drivers

Aug 21, 2009

My problem is that I bought a VAIO laptop (VGN-FW31M) and it came with windows vista. So I formated it and installed Windows XP PRO SP∑3.

(I had the common SATA driver problem but I managed to solve it).

The problem comes when I try to install any driver, even the CHIPSET driver.
I get a message saying:

"This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing this software. Setup will exit"

I got all the drivers from the sony official site.

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Sony :: VAIO CS17GWindows 7 Drivers

Mar 30, 2010

Plan to install Windows 7 Professional on VAIO CS17G. Looking around have found that Windows 7 upgrade has caused issues with the Volume Keys Touch Panel, FN Keys & the Web Cam.

Have downloaded the drivers provided by Sony from here, but drivers for the above are not present.

Web Cam: Sony Visual Communication Camera
Current Installed Driver: Driver Provider-Microsoft | Driver Version: 6.0.6001.18000

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Sony :: Drivers Cam For Vaio VGN-FW31J

May 2, 2009

I bought this laptop:SONY VAIO VGN-FW31J

I cannot find the drivers for cam. I entered in web page of SONY and I could not find this drivers. [ link ]

As result he is not installed the program and I cannot speak from MSN.

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Sony :: Re-Installing Vista On Vaio VGN-NR240E

Jul 1, 2009

I'm a computer programmer and im having problems installing vista on a sony vaio. (to install XP i have to slipstream drivers into the isntallion which takes too long to do)

so i want to reinstall vista at this point for now my last install of vista somehow got screwed up oneday i booted up and it was missing windows files so i formatted it burned a vista install cd everything boots fine the install screen come up ....

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Sony :: Vaio, Vista, And The Universal Extractor

Jun 11, 2009

I keep getting a message stating that any updates for my drivers on a VGN - C25G are not intended for use with my model (all details are correct). So, I need to resort to the universal extractor to get my FN keys, Camera and Bluetooth working on this vaio...

I have never used the universal extractor before, and am uncertain where i would need to place the extracted files once the UE has finished

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Sony :: VAIO TZ: I Reinstall Vista From Partition

Apr 18, 2009

Could someone help, when i press f8 at boot, it doesnt have the option to reinstall OS.

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Sony :: How To Fix Preinstalled Vista On VAIO CR220E

Feb 22, 2009

I want to have new installation of windows vista. please help me to fix it, because its getting too slow

provide me information to re-install windows vista on my SONY VIAO CR220E

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Sony :: The Downgrade Xp With VAIO Vista Business

Apr 28, 2009

I've my VAIO SR290NTB, it came with vista business preinstalled only without the XP downgrade disk. I can order the CD from their web site. but i'm wondering if i ordered the disk does it mean i don't have the license to use vista again. or i will have both windows versions licensed.

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Sony :: Vaio VGN-BX195ep Vista Install

Sep 4, 2009

Just had a hard drive failure on my VGN-BX195ep lapton, I bought a new hard drive, but when installing one of my recovery discs (application disc) is not recognised.

I have a new Vista Home Premium here unsed, so thought I would try that. It installs fine, but I am really struggling to get the Sony Drivers to make it work.

I am without Wireless Lan, Flash drives and also have ? makrs on device manager on Biometric processor (fingerprint I guess) Mass Storage Controller, and two unknow devices which are listed as Intel 82891FBM LPC INt Controllers.

I have spoken to Sony support who claim the original installed drivers should work, but they they have errors on intall due to wrong operating system.

where I can find drivers?

why the Wireless lan does not work as it seems fine in the device manager? But when turned on, apart from the light on the front it is not working?

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Sony :: Vaio Vgn-ns10l- Want To Replace Vista With Xp

Jan 19, 2009

Sony Vaio vgn-ns10l

I try to boot from cd via the xp disc but receive a blue screen of death after 20 seconds or so. I guess the hard drive is locked and needs formating etc. can vista be replaced ok? do i need to worrie about chipset, and is there drivers for the sata HDD on xp for this machine?. any information on how to replace vista with xp?

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Sony :: How To Do A Vista X64 Clean Install On The Vaio Z

Mar 16, 2009

I have a Japanese VGN-Z90NS, and after getting it back from Japan for a minor repair, decided to put Vista Ultimate x64 on there to take advantage of my entire amount of memory.

Some may have seen this thread:
Sony Z HD install and 64bit upgrade problems

On at least the older Vaio Z series (the Z90, Z5xx in the USA, etc.), I have confirmed that the EFI thing is an issue if you try to install a slipstreamed SP1. I happen to have a genuine Vista Ultimate x64 install disc that is RTM, and it installed just fine with no EFI issues.

To get the 64-bit original Sony drivers, download them here or here.

Once you download all of the Sony drivers, download Universal extractor from here, and run it against all of the EXEs you downloaded to strip the model check.

To get the Intel 4500 graphics driver, download it here

NOTE: My Z does not have the built-in camera or fingerprint security, so you'll have to figure that out on your own. Somehow my notebook no longer has bluetooth after being fixed (looking into that ...), so that isn't in this list either. I do have one device that I can't find a driver for, and I bet it's bluetooth since everything else is fine. I'll update if I sort it all out.

Install Process that works:
1. Vista x64
2. Vista x64 service pack (if needed)
3. Intel chipset driver - reboot required
4. Intel Matrix Storage Manager (I have the RAIDed SSDs and definitely need this) - reboot required.......................

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Sony :: FN Key Drivers For Vaio FZ140E Running XP

Jun 11, 2009

I need to use use my laptop with a beamer/projector and turns out that the function key (F7) does not work since I am running XP. I need a solution desperately and can some please help me get just the right drivers/software/whatever is needed to that I can use the function keys (especially the one for F7 i.e. for external monitor/beamer/projector).

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Sony :: Vaio FW- To Install Newest GPU Drivers

May 1, 2009

I just bought a new sony vaio laptop. I wanted to install the newest 9.4 ATI drivers for the gpu. So heres what happened:

- Downloaded newest drivers from ati official site
- Went to the uninstall programs section in control panel, closes thing I could find to ati drivers was "Ati catalyst install manager", so i uninstalled it and it uninstalled ati drivers within the process.
- Then restarted the laptop
- Then installed newest drivers with the catalyst control center.
- Restarted laptop
- After the restart the highest available resolution was 1400x1050, I couldn't find the ati control centre and can find no evidence of the laptop even recognizing the ATI GPU after the restart.

I've gone through this sequence twice now and each time the drivers haven't been updated properly and the same thing has happened.

I've restored the system so now I have the 8.4 drivers on my gpu but I really can't figure out how to update them,

Sony vaio
-2.66GHz core 2 duo
-Ati HD 3650 512mb GDDR3
-4GB DDR2RAM
-Vista 64-bit
-320GB HDD
-1920x1080 Full HD display

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Sony :: Windows 7 64-bit Drivers For Vaio Fz240e

Nov 15, 2009

drivers for windows 7 64-bit for vaio fz240e. i haven't found it.

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Sony :: Vaio Laptop PCG-8D2L Xp Drivers

Sep 3, 2009

Looking for Vaio laptop PCG-8D2L xp drivers. Searched all over Sony's website but can't find them. Does anyone kow where I can download them from, or perhaps the restore cd's?

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Sony :: Vaio AW31 Display Too Contrasty In Vista

Jul 25, 2009

I now own a Sony Vaio AW31 S/B notebook with full HD display (double lamp but non-LED).

Quite impressive machine, but I have one problem: In windows and IE8, the colours look a bit too "punchy" and contrasty for my taste.

I found that there's an ICC profile included for the display which by default is applied in the Windows colour management. When I watch my photos in the Vista photo gallery, the profile seems to be applied correctly, as the photos look very good and natural, but when I use a photo for example as a desktop wallpaper, it looks much more contrasty and not so natural anymore.

Vista itself also looks quite contrasty, and also many websites in IE8.

I already tried to turn off the colour management in the Vaio control center and find proper settings in the GPU driver (as I did with all my previous laptops without colour profiles) but didn't succeed in finding a natural setting.

So my questions:
How do you overcome this "problem"? Anyone maybe found good screen settings without colour management (which doesn't make so much sense if you don't calibrate your screen by yourself)? Or did you get used to the punchy look of Windows?

Is there any way to make Vista use the colour profile also for its user interface?

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Sony :: Vaio SZ491 VCC5 X64 Vista/Win 7 Driver

May 24, 2009

could not find the x64 driver for vcc5 cam. Can anyone point me to it ? This is a major dealbreaker for me to upgrade to 64 bit.

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