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Windows 7: Can I Upgrade My Vaio?

23 Oct 2009   #1
nadalada

Vista Home Premium
 
 
Can I Upgrade My Vaio?

I just checked Sony's website about upgrading to W7 and it says that it does not meet the min. req. and Sony will not be issuing any drivers.

Has anyone successfully upgraded a Vaio VGN-NR260e from Vista Home Premium to W7? If yes, any gotcha's?

TIA!!!!


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23 Oct 2009   #2
andrewfletcher

Windows 7
 
 

A quick response to your "can I upgrade my Vaio?"--I have another Vaio (VGN-SZ650N), and I received the SAME note from Sony ("The hardware configuration of this model does not meet the minimum system requirements needed to run and provide the full experience of the Windows® 7 operating system"). However, I am currently already using Windows 7 (having installed it as the RC version and am about to upgrade to the final (RTM) version. Thus, this note from Sony is nonsense and probably reflects a decision by Sony not to supply additional drivers. During the summer, I set up my Windows 7 "RC ("release candidate") system as a dual-boot one, leaving Vista for the final upgrade. Most drivers installed automatically, but I managed to find drivers for the webcam, etc., without difficulty, and it has been performing excellently for months. I am about to install the definitive Windows 7 to replace the RC version, but I was considering whether to do a Vista upgrade versus a clean install (note that Engaget.com strongly recommends the "clean install"--"well worth the hassle."). This note from Sony has finally convinced me that Engadget is correct. Note that you have to carefully back-up all your data files, etc, and I haven't yet sorted out all the details. But the bottom line is that the Sony message is not accurate.
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23 Oct 2009   #3
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I also have a VAIO (FW series laptop), and have been running the Windows 7 RC on it for several months with no problems whatsoever.
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23 Oct 2009   #4
BadHairSpray

Win 7 Professional x86
 
 

Yea...i second the post above....i have a VGNNR360 which has been on win7 ever since the beta, RC, RTM ....no problems at all....I wiped the vista right off when RTM was avail and its been running fine (even better than originally!!!)...the drivers for Vista should work with Win 7... the only thing I recall is the displaylink driver...get it from their website coz the one for vista doesn't run on Win 7....

I ve always said....with Sony they will make a wonderful product and (touch wood) i ve never had any issues with their laptops...but once you walk out that store u are pretty much on your own
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23 Oct 2009   #5
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BadHairSpray View Post
...but once you walk out that store u are pretty much on your own
And lovin' it...
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23 Oct 2009   #6
nadalada

Vista Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for all of the feedback. Once someone has installed the final version, please leave a quick comment on how it went. Thanks in advance!!!
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23 Oct 2009   #7
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nadalada View Post
Thanks for all of the feedback. Once someone has installed the final version, please leave a quick comment on how it went. Thanks in advance!!!
I hope to be posting my results from all of my computer upgrades, so keep an eye open for the VAIO one ... should be the first week of November.
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23 Oct 2009   #8
Sprat69

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64 (clean install)
 
 
Vaio VGN-NS130E

I have been running Windows seven on this computer from the first betas. The final runs great! I am a happy camper!
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