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Sony Windows 7 drivers available

Discussion in 'Sony' started by coolguy, Sep 30, 2009.

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  1. coolguy

    coolguy Notebook Prophet

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    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 : ftp://ftp.vaio-link.com/PUB/VAIO/ORIGINAL/
    (Look for the most recent dated drivers)
     
  2. kevindd992002

    kevindd992002 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Where exactly in that link is the Nvidia 186.56? I can't find it anywhere.
     
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    eli2k Notebook Consultant

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    GRAPHICS_DRIVER_NVIDIA_ALBATROSS4_S6_8.15.11.8656.ZIP - don't know if this is the same one.

    Is it okay to install these, or wait until they have the actual files listed for each support page?
     
  4. ScuderiaConchiglia

    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    Rajesh,

    Great find, my friend! I just wish Sony would organize this in a little more user friendly way. It is tough to figure out which ones a person might need.

    As a service to our other FZ brethren here (including me), can I get you to make a list of which files are necessary for your FZ190? (And if you would designate any differences in 64bit versus 32 bit where a different file is necessary.) That can also act as a model for what files others might need for their particular model.

    Thanks!

    Gary
     
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    kevindd992002 Notebook Virtuoso

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    I just want to ask a question, what do you need to install to make the volume slider (not the volume Fn keys) of my VAIO CS work?
     
  6. coolguy

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    You need to install (32/ 64 bit) SFEP driver, Sony shared library, Setting utility series and Vaio event service in the order mentioned.
     
  7. kevindd992002

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    I already did (in the exact order) that but they still don't work?

    All of my Fn keys work though. What have I done wrong?

    Also, if I didn't follow the order above, I should uninstall all of them again right? I can uninstall MOST of them but not the Shared Library because it is not located in the Add/Remove Programs.
     
  8. coolguy

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    Yes that site has way too any folders listed. I will post a clean install guide for Windows 7 once Sony officially releases drivers for Windows 7. Sony updates the drivers and utilities atleast once in a week in their FTP.
     
  9. coolguy

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    This 64-bit driver (Win 7/ Vista) is for Nvidia 9300M GS, 9600M GT and other Nvidia GTX series cards. Since Sony is updating drivers, you can wait till Win 7 is officially released.
     
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    I hope there will be a driver for the z hybrid gfx driver.
     
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    I literally did a clean install of windows7 on my fz21s today, and was wondering what i should do about drivers, since my recovery disks wont work (but do have the back up on CD)
     
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    Were the files taken down, or is it not showing up for me?
     
  13. SirRobin

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    Updated the drivers and tools on my z yesterday. Everything is working except the brightness control with the fn keys, now also in stamina mode. I hope sony will give us 32 bit 7 drivers for the hybrid gfx...
     
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    Same problem
     
  15. kevindd992002

    kevindd992002 Notebook Virtuoso

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    What graphics driver version did you install?

    I just might be able to help you.
     
  16. SirRobin

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    First i was using the sony boxed vista driver, then i updated to nautis driver. Same problem with both drivers.
     
  17. achau

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    Same problem here as well.
     
  18. kevindd992002

    kevindd992002 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Well, I used the Vista x64 driver here: http://www.vaio-link.com/os/vista/64bit/ specifically EP0000162764.zip .

    This is a Vista x64 driver, it is not a Win7/Vista x64 driver. When I installed this, I got the brightness adjustment feature. Even though this is older than the latest drivers out there, at least the brightness adjustment works.

    With the laptop2videogo driver, which is updated, I don't get the adjust brightness feature.

    You may give this a shot. ;)
     
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    You get brightness control in both? Stamina and Speed modes?

    I'm using a 190series driver on my Z Series, and the brightness only works in Stamina Mode.
     
  20. kevindd992002

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    Sorry I forgot to tell I have a VAIO CS Series :)
     
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