Sony :: Seraching For Z540 Drivers On Windows 7

Sep 7, 2009

I'm trying to upgrade my VAIO Z540 from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7, but I am afraid of the incompatibility of the internal parts with the new system.

So, I would like to inquire if anyone has tried before and what results?

Also for the drivers, because I tried to search for it but unfortunately I have not found it. So I'll be grateful if you could help me to find them.

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Sony :: VGN-Z540 64-bit Drivers

Aug 10, 2009

Someone said the 6xx drivers work fine on the 5xx series if you extract them from the model wrapper, but looking at the drivers, it looks like some hardware is different.

The Sony site only lists a little amount of 64 bit drivers (they didn't used to list any about 6 months ago) but there are some hardware components that don't have 64 bit drivers listed and are different in the 6xx series.

Could I get everything 100% working on a Z540 with Vista or 7 64-bit?

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Sony :: NVidia 9300M GS Win7 X64 Drivers For The VGN-z540

Jan 24, 2010

Has anyone installed Windows 7 x 64 on your VGN-z540 laptop? I tried nvidia's web site, guru3d, sony etc. but I can't can't find drivers that Windows 7 will accept on my 540 laptop. Every other piece of hardware works including the intel video it natively detected. I can't seem to get it to recognize the nvidia driver. The driver won't install from setup. I can manually try to force it by selecting the device, update drivers, select manually but it says it wasn't the right driver even though it is the 64 bit driver for nvidia and it has the 9300m GS listed many many times in the list.

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Sony :: Upgrading A VGN-Z540 NAB

Apr 7, 2009

i found this Vaio Z really cheap and want to upgrade the harddrive and RAM (it comes with only 1 GB of ram)

Will all PC 8300 1033 Mhz DDR3 Ram slots work ?
What specifications do i need to look for aobut the harddrive? -can i pop in a SSD drive

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Sony :: Got My New Z540 Damaged

May 8, 2009

At last the day came.. after almost a month of waiting i got my new Z540 - very stylish and nice machine.. but unfortantly i noticed the top-panel (keyboard) seemed un-attached to the buttom.. see the pics:

here you can see the top-panel is unattached.

here you can see the top-panel "wobbles

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Sony :: What SSD Would You Put In A Vaio Z540

Jul 8, 2009

How much battery power can you save with a good SSD for a Z540 ?

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Sony :: Vaio ZModel VGN-Z540 NCB

Jun 10, 2009

I have just bought one Sony vaio Z - Model VGN-Z540 NCB( Series Nr: 3109242; PC Nr 28399382)- in Vietnam but it . My question is How can I know it is a real one or refurbished one? what site I can get information for this products?.

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Sony :: Install Win7 On Z540

Mar 15, 2010

I just tried to install wiindows 7 on my z540, I already installed all drivers downloaded for sony's website, but the function keys still are not working.

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Sony :: Buying Vaio X Z540 From

Mar 21, 2010

Thinking of buying a Vaio X from Conics for use in the UK. Anybody who has experience with this? They seem to ship it with an English Windows 7 version, keyboard in their base model is Japanese international however.

Still a good deal it seems at 760GBP+shipping for the Z540 with 64gb SSD.

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Sony :: Z540 Stanby- When Battery Power Is Low

Aug 15, 2009

normally, when the battery power is low, PCs should go to 'standby/sleep mode' and save all current tasks in Memories. PCs will wake up and restore all previous tasks after plugging in AC power supply.

however, my z540 is weird, when the battery power is low, it does go to standby/sleep mode, but then it will wake up itself and go to standby/sleep mode again..Over And Over... until it runs out of all battery power. so all current opened operations will be lost, the only thing I can do to prevent form losing my job is to connect AC power supply immediately before the battery power is used up.

does any z owner encounter the same situation as mine?

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Sony :: Z540 LED Backlight Failure (10 Days Old)

Mar 3, 2009


Originally Posted by hammerdown

My one week old z540 just did a freaky thing... One of the LED backlights (near center of screen) went on the blink a few times then came back on. It looked like a dark vertical stripe coming up from the bottom. I run at only 33% brightness in advanced power management, and I'm plugged into AC power.

I guess I've got a year (minus a week) to send in for repair if it continues to go blinky, and I'll be checking with my seller on their return policy. Overall I'm happy with my Z, but this combined with the battery drain issue (I loose 10% overnight) is making me regret buying VAIO.

The problem got waaay worse today, less than two weeks of use Now the whole screen goes completely black except 4 or 5 of the backlights and others that flicker randomly (see picture below). I can temporarily get it back to normal if I reboot or even close the lid. But if I change the brightness to anything but 100%, then whole screen goes dark.

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Sony :: Upgrading Vaio Vgn-z540 Memory

Mar 5, 2009

what sort of memory should i purchase for the machine? i know it's ddr3 but what pin count?

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Sony :: How Easy/difficult To Add RAM To Vaio Z540

Jul 6, 2009

The following model has only 1 gig Ram


How easy/diificult to add RAM and what is the typical cost ?

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Sony :: VGN-Z540 Screen Backlight Turns Off

May 3, 2009

Problem with my 2 week old sony vgn-z540 laptop.

Heres the problem:

When I try to use the brightness level in between LOW and HIGH, my LCD backlight would go off, and the screen would be dark and almost not visible at all. There are also vertical bars at random spots, stretching from the top of the screen to the bottom of the screen. I can only use it with either LOW setting or HIGH setting, nothing in between.

This problem just started on its own. I have not installed anything such as drivers or programs. No updates(was updated after the problem occured to try to fix it).

I love this laptop to death and has been the best laptop in the past 15 years. I would hate to see it go so I need this fixed.

I will update later with pictures when it gets dark here b/c the pictures now are not showing up with the bars.

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Sony :: Where Can I Find A Z Series Repair Manual (VGN-Z540)

Feb 26, 2009

I want to swap out the hard drives on it and it doesn't have an easy access panel on the bottom for the hard drive.

Anyone know where I can find a step by step procedure on how to replace the hard drive?

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Sony :: General Quality And Battery Life SR290 And Z540

Jan 19, 2009

I am considering the two following models: SR290 and Z540. My question relates to the overall build quality of these models as well as battery life with the extended battery.

Basically Im deciding between these 2 and a lenovo. The lenovo is heavier than both, is well made, and has ridiculous battery life. Just curious as to how the sony's stand up over time.

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Sony :: Windows 7 Drivers For FW

Feb 17, 2009

Do you think Sony will release Windows 7 drivers and utilities for FW and make everything works perfectly, including ALL Fn keys and special buttons?

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Sony :: Windows 7 Drivers Available

Sep 30, 2009

It seems that Sony is updating their FTP with Win 7 drivers. Some drivers are Alps touchpad(Win 7/Vista 64-bit), Nvidia 186.56(Win 7/ Vista 64-bit), Intel chipset,

SATA driver, etc.

Link :
(Look for the most recent dated drivers)

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Sony :: Windows 7 Drivers For SZ

Oct 22, 2009

Where can I find the Windows 7 drivers for SZ series. Its a pity that sony just says that the hardware is not compatible. They just suck at the support which they should be providing and now us guys.

who have tried the RC and can gain from that experience to install the full upgrade.

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Sony :: What Will Be With Drivers When Windows 7 Will Be Available

Mar 15, 2009

I am wondering what will be with drivers when Windows 7 will be available. Now when I go to Sony website and try download drivers and utilities factory installed with my Vaio TT21 XN/B it is not available. Only one way of reinstallation is recovery partition (or DVD's) or semi clean install. But question is how to install Windows 7 when it will be available without drivers? When Microsoft will lunch W7 I am going to upgrade but how I will can do that?

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Sony :: No Windows 7 Drivers For Z11's

Oct 22, 2009

Newer Z series models seem to have drivers available for download, but what about us with Z11's (VGN-Z11WN/B to be precise)?

I'd like to install Windows 7 (64 bit) on my Z, but it makes it a bit tricky if I can't obtain the drivers

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Sony :: VGN-Z Windows 7 X64 Drivers

Oct 5, 2009

IIt seems than Windows 7 brings many drivers, that works well - no need for installing all Software, which are suggestet here:

Vista Business 64 Bit Drivers for Vaio Z
Vista Business 64 Bit Drivers for Vaio Z

My first challange was to get Dualboot WinXP, and Win7x64 to work.

Short solution for the EFI GDT Problem
//Edit: see VGN-Z Windows 7 x64 Drivers for a better way (with advanced Menu)
(only needed for x64, if you doesnt want to format your disk)

Create 3 folders c:efi-iso c:efi-exe c:efi-dvd

Download oscdimg.exe from [url] into c:efi-exe

Extract iso using 7Zip or WinRAR (Or copy the contents of the DVD) into c:efi-dvd

Start up a command prompt (Start -> Run -> cmd)
Type: cd c:efi-exe.............

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Sony :: Windows 7 32 Bit Drivers For Z

Nov 19, 2009

I can not decipher Sony's support site. I have looked for windows 7 32 bit drivers but can't find them for my model, a Z590. I can't find them for any model. Are they hiding these for some reason? Why can't they be normal and just put up the drivers in a coherent fashion?

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Sony :: Windows 7 Premium Drivers

Dec 13, 2009

I downloaded all the drivers for my vgn-fw510f/b and installed them. The bluetooth is not active on my laptop.

I installed SmartWi and it used to be in the bottom left corner, but it is not there anymore

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Sony :: Sz6 Windows 7 Official Drivers?

Oct 20, 2009

I saw that some Sony windows 7 drivers were now online. I was just wondering if the drivers for the sz6 are available?

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Sony :: .comgetting Drivers For Windows 7 Pro

Feb 7, 2010

I just got an F. Like it.

It came with Win 7 Home Premium and I clean installed Win 7 Pro after I got it.

When I enter my Model number on Drivers and Support, I can only see Win 7 Home Premium driver and no way to trick the website into showing me Win 7 Pro drivers.

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Sony :: SRATI Windows 7 Drivers

Apr 7, 2009

Can anyone confirm that the following driver can be used on my Vaio SR with the upgraded ATI graphics card? I am getting occasional crashes with the default Vista drivers.


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Sony :: VGN-AW (1xx Series) Windows 7 Drivers

Sep 20, 2009

I've yet to install Windows 7. Are there Windows 7 drivers available for everything, including Sony's software?

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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 :: Windows 7 X64 Drivers Novatel Expedite VGN-TZ 270n

Dec 13, 2009

I just finished installing Windows 7 x64 on a VGN-TZ270n and everything works great,

all hardware working well except the novatel expedite integrated Sprint card. I can't find any drivers that will work with the card.

I've tried a few Vista drivers and none seem to work

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