My discoveries on Vaio Z’s Hybrid Graphics

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  1. dlinnokot

    dlinnokot Newbie

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    Hey guys, I hope someone can help!

    I'm having basically the same regular problem.

    Sony VAIO VPCZ1 + Win10.

    In Device Manager it shows with triangles:
    Microsoft Basic Display Adapter

    I have Anrew08 drivers, and I disabled driver signature confirmation.
    But when I run the setup.exe it gives me the following error:

    Installation cannot continue. The graphics driver couldn't find compatible graphics software.

    Could someone please point me to how can I handle this?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. dlinnokot

    dlinnokot Newbie

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    Andrew08 driver from post #2152 helped. Case is closed.
     
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  3. Viperopc

    Viperopc Newbie

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    Hi, on post 2152 is no link to download the software. Could you please provide the link to me?

    thanks
     
  4. Ashers

    Ashers Notebook Evangelist

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    The links can be found in these files (which I copied from the post)
     

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  5. dr_jon

    dr_jon Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm just about to play this game, having just installed Win10 on my Z11 (2010 model). Can I ask what position you had the graphics switch set when you installed (speed?), and did you install only 26314? Did you just run setup.exe and did you do the stuff in post 82 (http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...indows-10-10240.779140/page-9#post-10261290)? Any other tips most welcome.

    Sorry for all the questions, but there's a ton (!!) of stuff here and not all is Win10 specific.
     
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  6. timiboy

    timiboy Notebook Enthusiast

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    JUst installed on two VPCZ13 I refurbished. Works like charme!

    Timiboy
     
  7. BrunoPGomes

    BrunoPGomes Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hmmm. I've completed the BIOS Hack. Excellent work there. Moving onto the video driver mods - I'm stumbling.
    I've done the following:
    • set the video switch settings in the BIOS to manual
    • downloaded the 300M series driver and spun up the creation of the NVidia directory and its children.
    • ran the 'VAIO_Z1_330M_INF_Patcher.exe.' which needed test mode to be switched on
    • deleted the original nvdia driver and intel driver from Device Manager in safe mode
    • restarted
    • in safe mode got the device manager to install two default VGA drivers (one ended up with a exclamation mark)
    • reran the patcher - came back with message that the intel driver needed to be installed
    • went to intel.com - could not find the 2266 driver.
    Stuck. I don't have the intel driver, or the nvidia driver installed at this state. My intention is to proceed until I can get Windows 10 to agree to take on the upgrade.
    Any suggestions please?
    EDIT. Found a way through it.
    a. Asked both drivers to try and find the latest. One went off and replaced itself with the Intel driver.
    b. That enabled me to run the patcher.

    I presume one continues with an unsigned Nvidia driver and Win 7 in test mode until I get to win 10.
    Thank you CC, Andrew08 and all the others who brought it this far. I am very grateful.
     
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  8. galaxyge

    galaxyge Notebook Consultant

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    you're aware Microsoft's offer for the free upgrade to Windows 10 has ended on July 31st, aren't you.

    Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
     
  9. BrunoPGomes

    BrunoPGomes Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes
     
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  10. anytimer

    anytimer Notebook Deity

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    Even after that, it was still possible to get the free upgrade by enabling some accessibility features before running the upgrade. I wonder if it is still available.
     
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