[SONY] Newest Drivers + Windows 10 Guide

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  1. partington

    partington Newbie

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    Hi there,
    is it correct that i can delete all 7 partitions showing up or do some of them must be kept?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Somnio

    Somnio Notebook Consultant

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    Hi @partigton. You only need the EFI system partition, the rest are just backups from Sony and old Windows versions.
    However, I recommend you to do something like this:

    • First, buy a cheap 8GB pendrive and create a Windows 10 recovery disk.
    • Install an external partition tool like Minitool or easeUS, because the built-in one does not show all the information you need, and also has restrictions expanding and moving partitions.
    • You're going to see that Sony has in fact two partitions, the bigger one is the recovery media, that you can choose to burn or not, the other is a small (260mb) that I believe is used to recover from a BIOS fault.
    • Keep the EFI partition and the small Sony one, nuke the rest.
    • Relocate and expand your system partition to gain the extra space.
    I did exactly that, and my system now looks like this:

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. e.v.o

    e.v.o Notebook Enthusiast

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    You could delete all partitions. Nothing has to be kept expect you need it. But since you wanna install Windows 10: wipe the complete drive
     
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    partington Newbie

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    Thanks for your answer, I just kept the partitions by Sony.
     
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  5. svz1311

    svz1311 Newbie

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    Hi e.v.o

    I am trying to download the SSL from the link you posted but the zip file is broken?

    Can you please direct me to another download location? I have searched everywhere without luck.
    Trying to get the keyboard backlight working after a clean Win 10 install.

    Thanks.

     
  6. partington

    partington Newbie

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    (Just recognized it was version 6.3.0.05080 I'd linked.)
     
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  7. henckell

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    Thanks. No keyboard backlight with this update though... :)
     
  8. partington

    partington Newbie

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    I don't know if this helps you but for me the windows 10 drivers from the US support site are working.
    If I remember correctly it was important to install them in a certain order.
     
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    Thanks. I'll have a look there.
     
  10. dominum85

    dominum85 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi! Can I use this guide to upgrade Vaio SB1 with Intel+AMD graphics to Windows 10?
     
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