i opened my TX to upgrade the hard drive. This job would have taken me no more than 15 minutes but i have spent to long on it now trying to get the small flat metal round screws that hold the metal plate in place that goes over the hard drive
My mom is giving me her old Vgn A190 because she's getting a new laptop and I want to upgrade the ram and hard drive.
But I have extremely little knowledge when it comes to laptop hard drives and memory.
Is there a particular hard drive that it will only take or can I buy a 500gb Hitachi 2.5" notebook hard drive from newegg.com and it will work perfectly fine, (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145307
I made the mistake of falling for a CTO Z590 and not getting the specs I wanted, which included a 320GB 7200rpm HD instead of the slower 5400.
So, specs online indicated that a Scorpio Black was the right drive.
I've gotten it and have seen the steps on how to mechanically replace it.
My question, however, is advice on how I should go to transfer my data and switch OS.
I currently have Vista Business, 32-bit installed. I would like to go to Windows 7, 64-bit and then bring over my data. Going to 64-bit requires a full install.
Since I am going to switch over to the new drive as my internal drive, is it possible to swap the drives, install the new windows OS on a partition on the new HD, put the old drive into the external HD, and then transfer at my leisure files from the old HD on the new internal HD?
I'm a bit paranoid that once I disconnect the current HD, my data is at risk. Is this silly, or can I upgrade the way I just described?
Also, what are the benefits of partitioning my new drive for the OS as opposed to having everything on one partition?
Finally, the Windows 7 I have is still a Beta version and I have heard that if I install this version, come September of next year, I will have to do a full new install of a production version. Is this true? If so, what W7 64-bit version is available now? I don't mind paying.
I've been putting this off for a long time (have had the new drive sitting uselessly for over 2 months). I'm deployed to Iraq, so have no way to backup my data other than burning some DVDs and if I break something, no repair facilities.
I have a VGN-CR290 notebook pre-installed with Vista Home Premium. I was thinking of upgrading from Vista to 7 RC1 and I was wondering if I can still re-install Vista using my VAIO recovery partition after I had made the upgrade?
I just picked up a 500gb HDD for my vaio for cheap which i'm gonna install soon, and also wanted to upgrade my ram and put on windows 7.
Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what the best RAM upgrade that is compatible with this model laptop. One of my mates has a spare 2gb ddr2 800 200 pin chip laying around, but i'm not sure if this is compatible.
I got this laptop of mine about a year ago, working fine, sure, but I had a few questions regarding this and that.
First off, can anybody let me know what I can upgrade on my computer, what I should, and what I MUST (if it's not that MUST!, more like ...must, count it as should) upgrade? My laptop's current hardware is below. Oh, what do you guys think about a hard disk upgrade to a 250gb Western Digital 7200 RPM m!$#$^f#$^er?
Secondly, does any other fw user (or sony user in general) have problems with their dvd drive? Mine has this... "wow" issue, where it reads and writes dvds just fine but doesn't detect cds AT ALL. It's had this problem since day 1. So for almost a year, I'm wtfing the laptop every time i put in a cd.
----------- My Computer's config: VGN-FW139e CPU: 2.26ghz P8400 Core 2 due processor RAM: 3 GB (DDR2) HDD: 250 GB Fujitsu 5400 RPM Graphics: ATI Mob Radeon 3470 (256mb dedicated ram) (I'm very eager to upgrade this) Drive: DVD-RW (Optiarc) Monitor: 16.4" 1600x900
The standard graphics card is an Nvidia GeForce GT 330m, but the laptop's gaming performance could be higher with a 335m or even a 360m (for its premium price, I would like the ultimate machine if possible). How do these two other cards compare to the first in terms of size/motherboard compatibility/power drain? In other words, could I buy the Sony Vaio Z and successfully upgrade the graphics card aftermarket, and if I did so how would the new card(s) affect the laptop's battery life?
Are there any guides that would help me into the guts of the machine, and could I possibly proceed without voiding the warranty?
I am upgrading my Sr490 to windows 7. I was wondering what software I have to download and what drivers. I am also looking for the one click check up and vaiocare stuff that came with the sr490 originally.
I've worked out the physical process of replacing the installed 200GB 2.5 inch Hard Drive to a 500GB Werstern Digital 500GB 2.5 inch Hard Drive. Overall it looks pretty easy. It's what happens once the drive is fitted and I turn on the laptop that I'm a bit worried about.
Do I just load the recovery discs as usual or is there something I need to do in BIOS? Also will the motherboard cope with a 500GB Hard Drive?