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29 Mar 2010   #1

XP Pro SP3 | Vista Home Premium x86 | Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 
Sony VAIO CS17G - Drivers Assistance

Hi,

I have this Sony VAIO CS17G notebook with Vista Home Premium & plan to install Windows 7 Professional. Looking around have found that Windows 7 upgrade has caused issues with the Volume Keys Touch Panel & the Web Cam.

Have downloaded the drivers provided by Sony from here, but drivers for the above two are not present. Also, on reviewing have found out that though these people have instructed for re-installing graphics driver but have not actually provided it.

Graphic Card Make/ Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS (128MB)
Current Installed Driver Version: 7.15.11.7580

Web Cam: Sony Visual Communication Camera
Current Installed Driver: Driver Provider-Microsoft | Driver Version: 6.0.6001.18000

Pls assist with the same.

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29 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Hi, no matter what, you should always use the Windows 7 upgrade advisor to advise you on what action you should take with each individual driver/ program.

Your graphics card drive can be downloaded from NVIDIA DRIVERS 197.16 WHQL (oddly enough it says it was released today, so its brand spanking new)

There is a thread here about your Web Cam, try having a look and seeing if it helps. sony visual communication camera vgp-vcc2

I hope this is of use.

Oli
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29 Mar 2010   #3

XP Pro SP3 | Vista Home Premium x86 | Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 

Thanks osholt for your reply & the links. Had looked around the board but did'nt find similar laptop model.

Is the NVIDIA link suitable for my model, as it also says;
Quote:
However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers for your specific notebook on their website.
The thread referred by you for web cam seems to be providing the drivers for;
Quote:
Ricoh PCI-e SD Host Bus Adapter Driver
Ricoh SD Reader Driver
Ricoh PCI-e MemoryStick Host Controller Driver
Also, do I need to take of anything else before I go in for the clean install of Window 7 Pro.
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29 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Parry View Post
Thanks osholt for your reply & the links. Had looked around the board but did'nt find similar laptop model.

Is the NVIDIA link suitable for my model, as it also says;
Quote:
However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers for your specific notebook on their website.
The thread referred by you for web cam seems to be providing the drivers for;
Also, do I need to take of anything else before I go in for the clean install of Window 7 Pro.
If you are doing a clean install, you MUST backup everything otherwise it will be lost.

Please make sure you have all the required serial numbers and software disks for the software you have purchased as well as your driver disks.

To check compatibility with applications etc. I would point you back to the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor; this will tell you what action is required for drivers and applications to work with Windows 7. Most of the time you won't have to do anything.

Other than all your software and drivers, either in a backup or on their original disks, you will not need to do much else on your Windows Vista installation.

Oli
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29 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Parry View Post
Quote:
However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers for your specific notebook on their website.
Unless Sony has provided a driver for Windows 7 for your model, you'll probably need to use a modded inf to get the newer drivers to install. This is the Official Sony Windows 7 Clean Install Guide.
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30 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi Parry,

As Oli pointed out, it is best to run the Upgrade Advisor before moving from Vista to Windows 7. I wanted to point out the Windows 7 Compatibility Center as well. For questions on if any of your software or hardware will work with Window 7, you can find out by checking the Compatibility Center: Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs and Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, and Downloads.

As for updated drivers, if you cannot locate Windows 7 drivers, be sure to try the Vista drivers as many times they will do the trick

Here is a tutorial you can print out to help guide you through the upgrade process: Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows.

Hope you enjoy Windows 7!
Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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30 Mar 2010   #7

XP Pro SP3 | Vista Home Premium x86 | Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 

Thanks osholt, FZ21Z & CassieFWinTeam for your replies & reference links.
Will run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor & Compatibility Center and revert.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
If you are doing a clean install, you MUST backup everything otherwise it will be lost.

Please make sure you have all the required serial numbers and software disks for the software you have purchased as well as your driver disks.
Have backed up my data & downloaded drivers to external disk.
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30 Mar 2010   #8

XP Pro SP3 | Vista Home Premium x86 | Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 

Ran Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, the report is attached for reference.

Spoke to Sony Support they have provided this driver for NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS. Also, inquired about the Volume Keys Touch Panel & Webcam. They said there's no separate driver for them, they should work by installing these utlities;

Sony Shared Library
Setting Utility Series
VAIO Event Services

Further, they also informed that it might be possible that the FN Keys might not work. Any Help?

Secondly, I found this on their support page - Windows 7 Intel SATA Driver Registry Patch Update; will this be also required?


Attached Files
File Type: pdf Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Report.pdf (119.1 KB, 60 views)
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30 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Parry View Post
Further, they also informed that it might be possible that the FN Keys might not work.
Some people get them working, some don't, and it seems a bit of a science with some models to get them working, and those utilities need to be installed in a certain order, which can differ from model to model.

Just been to the support page and found this link - Windows 7 Individual Drivers and Utilities : Sony Asia Pacific
which when you click Proceed, takes you to an install guide with a list and links to Windows 7 drivers.
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30 Mar 2010   #10

XP Pro SP3 | Vista Home Premium x86 | Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Just been to the support page and found this link - Windows 7 Individual Drivers and Utilities : Sony Asia Pacific
Yup, have downloaded all the relevant drivers from there only.
For Volume & FN Keys; Sony Support is suggesting to install those utilities (given on 17, 19 & 21) in this sequence:

Sony Shared Library
Setting Utility Series
VAIO Event Services

Still can't figure out anything for the web cam.
What do you suggest should I stop my looking around for drivers prior to the installation & take the plunge?
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