Windows 7 Clean install Guide for Vaio FZ

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  1. vikaskantu

    vikaskantu Newbie

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    Thanks a ton man..i have been searching the graphics driver of my laptop for a long time now for Windows7-64 bit OS, i even downloaded the exact .exe from NVidia website but it did not help..but your guide, your installation and especially I think the attached 'nvszc' file did the trick i guess..anyways really appreciate the great work in keeping it all updated..thanks a lot man..
     
  2. nachodlv

    nachodlv Newbie

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    Hi. Been looking for a way to upgrade to W7 on my Vaio FE 31M, since some apps start not being compatible with my venerable XP SP3. Would you guide work or must I go on towards buying a new machine? Been using a virtual machine running W7 with no problems for those apps that won't work with XP... Thanks.
     
  3. coolguy

    coolguy Notebook Prophet

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    You are welcome.
     
  4. coolguy

    coolguy Notebook Prophet

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    Depending on your original Sony software and drivers, some apps might not work. If I were you, I would be looking for a new laptop.
     
  5. Iperzampem0

    Iperzampem0 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Nvidia 306.97 is out since 2 days and maybe we can have birghtness working again on Windows 8.
    I'm waiting for you coolguy :p
    Thank you
     
  6. coolguy

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    I will update the driver soon. Can you extract the nvszc INF from the driver and post it here? I don't have a great internet right now.
     
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    Iperzampem0 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yep, here it is!
     

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    coolguy Notebook Prophet

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    Thanks. I will update the inf soon.

    Edit: Updated the Nvidia driver to 306.97 WHQL.
     
  9. Iperzampem0

    Iperzampem0 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you!
    It works just fine, but (as expected) the Sony utility for brightness doesn't work, just like with the previous Nvidia driver.. :hi2:
     
  10. Cris P.

    Cris P. Newbie

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    Hi,

    Just got a hold of a vgn-fz290, installed win7 64 bit, but could not get the fn brightness keys to work. Tried several of the SONY updates for 64bit, but no help as far as the Fn keys.
    First I could not get any video drivers updated, tried several. The laptop has NVIDEA 8400M gt

    Gave up, so I installed win8 64 bit, now it can actually see the 256mb ram dedicated video card. So Win8 64 bit was better with video drivers, but still no Fn keys to control the brightness, the volume button works. I even tried win Win8 to use the software to control
    the brightness but the options was unavailable.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Cris

    p.s. Ironically, 64bit linux mint live cd, was able to use the Fn keys without a problem.
     
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