Sony :: Windows 7 On Z590 Rolling Back To Vista

Jan 25, 2009

how do we go back to vista when august comes around. my z didnt come with any vista disc?

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Sony :: VGN-Z590 Windows 7 And Vista Error Message

Sep 29, 2009

I recently updated my bios and decided to do a new full install of Windows 7. (Previously running Windows 7 Beta).

After doing a clean install and installing the Sony Notebook Utilities. I started getting this pop up message.

"The installed battery may not be properly connected to the computer or may not be compatible with the computer.

Click OK to enter Hibernate Mode, and remove reinsert the battery
See the electronic VIOA(R) User guide for more information about using the battery"

At first I thought this was an issue with Windows 7 - so after searching the forums and no results I figured I would revert back to Vista. Now I am getting the same error.

I also have two Sony Notebook batteries here - both bought direct from Sony. One extended and one standard - both give same error message.

Could this be a BIOS issue? Is there a way to revert to an older bios?

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Dell :: After Rolling M1530 Back To A09

Nov 22, 2008

I upgraded my M1530 to A11 bios a few days ago. Also had high temperatures, so I rolled back to A09. Still had slightly higher temperatures, but nothing big.

I read about the possibility to upgrade to 64 bit vista, so I got home premium 64 bit edition and started following the installation guides.

I already formatted the partition with media center and started the installation, and the computer shut down in the middle. I think its related to heat problems.

Did anyone encounter a similar problem? Whats my best move from this point (No OS installed etc)?

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Sony :: VGN-Z590 Windows 7 Bluetooth

Feb 25, 2010

after seeing that Sony had updated it's drivers page with Windows 7 drivers, I decided to take the plunge and install Windows 7 on my VGN-Z590.

Everything worked out fine, and seamlessly (well, except video, that one got a little weird for a bit, but I eventually figured that out), except for one thing.

I have a Sony SRS-BTM30 Bluetooth speaker. This used to work just fine with my VGN-Z590, when I was running Vista on it, but now that I've installed Windows 7, it refuses to connect.

I can pair it just fine, it shows up amongst my bluetooth devices, but unlike previously, it does not show up in the list of "Playback Devices" (in the Windows 7 mixer/audio controls), and if I go to Audio tab of the Windows 7 Bluetooth Settings, it shows up in the list of devices, but if I select it and click on Connect, it will flash "Connecting" for a second, then return to its previous "Disconnected" state without connecting.

So, I was wondering if anyone else had any similar experiences with their Bluetooth gear.

Also I am wondering what Bluetooth driver you guys (people who have upgraded their Zs to Windows 7) are using? I noticed that there are no Bluetooth drivers listed in the Sony eSupport site for the VGN-Z590's Windows 7 drivers. I tried, uninstalling the Bluetooth drivers that came along from my previous OS (Vista) install, during the Windows 7 upgrade process and tried reinstalling the Windows Vista Broadcom drivers for the VGN-Z590, but that didn't seem to make a difference.

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Sony :: Windows 7 On Z590 Trials And Tribulations

Oct 24, 2009

Got Display working great. Used Euro drivers. However

Flag says power management driver not installed- Sony programmable i/o driver

and i cannot get the protector suite to work, it installs but states i need to plug in fingerprint reader into usb port.

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Sony :: Free Windows 7 Upgrade For Z590 Owners

Sep 2, 2009

I'm trying to determine if owners of Z590s that were purchased after the win7 upgrade start date (6/26) have been able to register for Sony's upgrade program.

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Sony :: About Selling Z590

Jul 21, 2009

Not sure who moved my post to "price check", but if I wanted it there I would have put it there as I am looking for opinions from Sony users and owners who frequent this specific thread and possibly not the price check thread. Thanks

I am preparing to sell my Z590, it has 4GB of RAM, original Sony restore disks, 320GB 7200 RPM HD and I believe a 2.4Ghz P8600 processor, slimline ac adapter and the Sony high resolution screen.

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Sony :: Z590 No Wireless N

Jan 11, 2009

Is there no wireless N just bought a linksys n router and could have sworn the Z590 had wireless N. I want to use it for streaming on my network

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Sony :: CPU In VGN-Z590 Removable

Mar 30, 2009

if the CPU in Z is removable / upgradable like PC or is it solder on the motherboard like TZ?

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Sony :: Z590 Power Adapter

Aug 28, 2009

IS there a travel adapter for the Z that is smaller and thinner then the one that ships with it???

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Sony :: Z590 CTO Only Comes With P8400 (2.26GHz)

Jan 22, 2009

When I try to customize Z590 CTO, the only option for CPU is P8400, but for Z540 CTO, P8400, P8600 and P9500 are all optional.

Sony don't want to put better cpu to Z590? I thought Z590 should be superior to Z540......

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Sony :: Z590 And Choppy Web HD Playback (FPS)

Jan 3, 2009

I just got a CTO Z590 2.4 GHZ, 3 GB ram, Vista Business "Fresh Start". I'm getting a feel for its performance.

When I attempt to play a HD video with my from within IE, Chrome, Firefox, or quicktime at full screen the video is choppy, less than 10fps. I've got the newest versions of webbrowers, flash, and quicktime.

Here are some examples:




I've let the videos buffer so internet connection isn't an issue, and I'm in "speed" mode.

I'm upgrading from 6 year old 1.4Ghz Athlon, so I had expected the Z590 wouldn't have a problem, am I expecting too much?

Do others have an issue with these videos?

Should I make use of my XP downgrade disk?

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Sony :: Z590 With 2.26 Ghz Processor, Can I Upgrade It

Jan 23, 2009

Are the components that come in a 2.26 ghz motherboard compatible with a 2.53 or 2.66 or higher ghz processor? I plan on ordering a Z590 as I fear the 690 will end up starting at a higher base price (ie like in Canada), and then upgrading it with a faster processor, more ram, etc. I just want to make sure I can do all of those things without issue.

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Sony :: VAIO Z590/z690/z790

Jul 5, 2009

What's the difference among these three?

I configure(CTO) the same spec (color, CPU, Harddrive and so on) for all these three. But the prices are a little bit different. They have same graphic card 256MB too. Does anyone know about the difference?

Another question is... Are Sony SR series good? I configure them as Z series, the only difference is DDR2(SR) and DDR3(Z) and SR even has 512 graphic memory.

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Sony :: Vaio Z590 Recovery Restore Disks

Jun 2, 2009

I didn't make the disks when I first bought the computer (not sure why not) but I want to make disks for just in case I need to reformat in the future. What are the steps I need to take to do so? I am using Windows Vista Business.

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Sony :: Vaio Z590 With Intel X25M 160GB

Jan 31, 2009

just installed the Intel X25 160GB SSD. If you all coach me on what benchmarks you would like to see I would be more than pleased to post them.

It does seem to make the system snappier - but I question the cost benefit.

My question for you all is that I cloned the drive using acronis true image and I am wondering if I would get better performance if I did a clean install rather than a clone of my drive?

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Sony :: Replacing HD On Vaio Z590, No Links Are Working

Dec 13, 2009

Just received a z590 that I want to repalce the 5400rpm HD with a faster one.

I did a search, but all the links no longer work.

Looking specifically for directions on how to remove the keyboard to get to the hardddrive (e.g. what screws or tabs to pop open)

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Dell :: Need To Get Rid Of Vista And Back To XP .. How?

Dec 17, 2007

i upgraded from xp to vista over the weekend. i'm now typing this back on xp. boy i tried as hard as i could to make it work, but i just couldnt break down and use it. i had so many problems with it from drivers, to programs, it was horrible. thanks to all that helped with my previous questions regarding my upgrade. i'll just have to continue to use xp until it dies, or is just no longer supported at all.

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Dell :: XP, To Vista, Back To XP

Sep 13, 2007

I ran Vista Ultimate on my M170 for about a month before I got fed up with it and loaded XP back on. I'm not saying that Vista is a bad system...I just had more problems with it in one month than I've had with XP since SP2 was released. I would have gotten rid of it sooner if I wasn't in the middle of Bioshock at the time.

The good: Speed wise, Vista was awesome. My system was plenty healthy enough to run it smoothly, though I think it only rated my system as like a 3.x in performance. Vid card was a 6 though...sweet. With Aero turned on, it was very pretty too look at, though not as much as Linux with compiz or other comparable programs. The file indexing system was just straight dope. I applaud the programmers for this: when Explorer would crash, it wouldn't require a system restart, it would just reload and the system was fine again. All of my hardware was recognized without the need to load drivers.

The bad: It would BSOD quite often. Went through multiple drivers for my hardware to try and curb the problem...even reloaded the OS, which seemed to have helped slightly.

Explorer also crashed more times than I care to count. Firefox crashed every time I closed it. And what happened to display properties? What a step backwards. What's wrong with a single window with multiple tabs? Why do you have to click a link that opens another window that needs to be closed when you're done with it? It also didn't like my dell quickset drivers for the touchpad. I liked that my touchpad had the sensors to scroll web pages...Vista had a different opinion on the matter. Vista also didn't care for my external usb WD 250gig hard drive, as it would start transferring data, and then the stream would stop and the drive would no longer be accessible until I plugged into a different port. I was afraid that my drive was dieing...nope, XP has no problems with it.

After removal and going back to! You don't realize how fast an M170 and XP is until you've played around with a hog of an OS like Vista.

Overall, I'm not all that impressed with it. I think I'll wait to use Vista again when both the SP1 update has dropped, and I'm running a DX10 video card.

Specs: M170, 1.7 pin-modded to 2.2ghz, 7800GTX, 60gig 7200rpm, 2gig.

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Sony :: Z590 Hard Drive Replacement Options -Urgent!

Oct 25, 2009

I would like to purchase a Z590 which is currently configured with a SSD Raid of 60GBX2

I was hoping I could break the raid configuration and use one SSD for OS and other for data.

But 60gb for data might be less. Can I replace both SSDs with
1 2.5" SSD and 1 250 GB standard SATA notebook hard drive

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Sony :: Installing Windows 7 64bit On The Z-590UBB (Costco Deal) Having Windows Vista 32bit

Nov 6, 2009

This took me a long time to find out... Read my post here to save yourself the time and just "make it work"!


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Sony :: This Update Can Only Be Run In Windows Vista

Dec 22, 2009

I got my Z890 the other day, and I have now started to reformat the thing and get it cleaned up. I've been following Sigma957's guide, and when I try to install the Sony Shared media thing I get the error, "This update can only be run in Windows Vista". What's up with this?

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Sony :: Windows Vista & 7 Not Shutting Off LCD Screens

Jan 3, 2010

I don't know if this has been discussed in another thread, but I am having a problem that has never existed before until Windows Vista & Windows 7.

When Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, & XP would go into the power saving mode just to turn off the display, it would always work. Now with either Windows Vista or 7, it does not

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Sony :: Installing 32-bit Windows 7 On Z720D (originally 64-bit Vista)

Aug 1, 2009

I purchased a ready-to-go VGN-Z720D from Sony, and their bloatware is, well, horrible, so i figured that would be as good a time as any to do a clean install AND run Windows 7 RC1.

Problem is, most of the utilities/programs listed earlier in the "Windows 7 on Vaio Z" thread are not available from in 32-bit flavor for this particular model.

I've tried to use 32-bit drivers from the Z690 on my Z720, but Sony does enforce model restrictions within its package

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Sony :: Clean Install Of Windows Vista To Upgrade?

Oct 24, 2009

I'm thinking about purchasing windows 7, do i need a clean install of windows vista to upgrade? and also do i need to get all the drivers ect like in the clean install of vista if i wish to upgrade? i have a vaio vgn-fw21L

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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 :: VGN-AR21S Blue Screen On Vista & Windows 7

Oct 10, 2009

I have a VGN -AR21s with dual boot to vista ultimate and Windows 7.

Both blue screen randomly and its driving me up the wall! The log shows


Shut down unexpectedly

10/10/2009 13:08

Not Reported

Problem signature
Problem Event Name:BlueScreen
OS Version:6.0.6002.
Locale ID:2057..........

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Sony :: AR And Windows Update Vista Service Pack 1

Jan 14, 2009

I have an AR-VGN370. After many months of waiting Vista Service Pack 1 finally is offered via Windows Update. I have assumed it was the Sigmatel driver that had prevented me from receivng SP 1. Is there anyone else for whom SP1 has recently become available and installed successfully? I am very hestitant to allow the install.

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Dell Inspiron 14R 5420 :: Switching Back To Windows 7 From Windows 8

Mar 4, 2013

I have recently purchased DELL Inspiron 14R 5420, which has preinstalled Windows 8. Later I came to know that some of my software are not working on the Windows 8.

Can I have multiple boots on my system. One Windows 7 and other Windows 8. Or can I create some disk for the installed windows 8 so that in future I can installed it again if I wish to.

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Sony :: Windows 7 Upgrade - Allowed To Dual Boot W/ Vista

Jul 2, 2009

If I buy the windows 7 upgrade (only $49!) do I have to upgrade my vista or can i keep vista and have windows 7 at the same time in a dual-boot situation? Does anyone know if this is allowed?

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