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Windows 7: Sony Vaio driver install help needed

05 Jul 2011   #1
se7en101

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Sony Vaio driver install help needed

greetings guys.. i recently reformating my sony vaio laptop wich had windows 7 home premium 64 bit..to upgrade to windows 7 ultimate 64 bit..i did it but i also saved my drivers on a cd..now that i have reformated and started up my laptop i need to install my drivers back from that cd,but I dont no how to do it>>>>>>ALL MY DRIVERS ARE IN SEPERATED FILES STARTING FROM 1 TO 10 <<<<<<<"DO I HAVE TO PUT MY DRIVERS BACK MANUALY?? IF "YES" THEN CAN ANY ONE OF YOU GUYS HELP ME WITH THIS PLEASE!!??">>>THANKS I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR HELP.....<<<<<< ............LAPTOP MODEL "VPCEE31FX"..E series laptop...


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05 Jul 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Actually upgrading is a good opportunity to update all your drivers anyhow.
I would suggest doing that. If you give the exact model of the laptop I'm sure someone here can point you where all your major drivers are.
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05 Jul 2011   #3
se7en101

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

ok but i already have my drivers they are installled on a cd in seperated files starting from 1 to 10 thats how i see it...but it also appears to me that i might have to do it manualy i need help
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05 Jul 2011   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How did you save the drivers? If it was copying the files from the old install you can't just put them back, they have to be installed using the install exe. If you saved the the downloaded exe files then double clicking and starting the installer should be enough.
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05 Jul 2011   #5
se7en101

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

well i used advanced system care v4 pro "driver backup" to copy all my drivers to the blank cd and it saved all of them on the cd in seprated files starting from 1 to 10 thats how you would see it when you put in the cd...it dont have anything saying install.exe..for EXAMPLE the first set of drivers in file number 1 is atipcie ...atiPcie.sys ..main. .oem12<<<<nothing saying install.exe>>>>>
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05 Jul 2011   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Then you install Advanced System Care and use it to restore the drivers.

personally I would just get the appropriate installers and do it that way. If nothing else you know that they are getting installed properly and not the files just stuck back where the program thinks they should go.
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05 Jul 2011   #7
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Just read several reviews none of them were able to get driver backup to work right.


Basically it backs up the driver files but no one seems to know how to use it or even how to reapply them once they have been backed up.
Since you have a viao it's very likely all the drivers for your system are on one page somewhere laid out on sony's site.
This is by far the best and most reliable way to handle your drivers.
It's the files you'll find there that you will want to back up and keep on a disk for future use.
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05 Jul 2011   #8
se7en101

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

ok i did what you said and i got the files on Sony eSupport - VPCEE31FX/BJ - Software Updates & Drivers wich is actualy my drivers..but am not using the laptop right now because it is not connected to the internet..i might have to download and transfer it to the sony vaoi laptop..... so you are saying advanced system care screwed me up when it comes to backing up my drivers using it??
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05 Jul 2011   #9
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

What are the complete names of the drivers on the CD? What hardware/software do the drivers support? If all you have is files named 1 to 10, they're worthless. Not only can you not identify which number is which driver but neither can you install the drivers using Windows. The drivers need to be identifiable to Windows and you to install each driver.

You can check the documentation of the backup process and see if there's a Restore option or check with the publisher of the software. I can't imagine having a backup function without having a restore function with it. Most drivers have hooks into software and they need to be installed not just loaded to disk. But... I agree that your best option is to download the "install" version of the drivers you need. Keep these files as backup if you wish.
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