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Windows 7: Sony Vaio VGN-AR21S

11 May 2012   #1

windows 7 pro 32 and 64 bit
Sony Vaio VGN-AR21S

I am intending to upgrade my Sony Vaio VGN-AR21S from vista to win 7. I ran the win 7 upgrade advisor report but it did not show the Matshita bd-mlt uj-210s BD ROM drive - which is installed and working in vista - at all.
Can anyone please tell me if this drive is compatible with win 7 and if and where drivers are available? According to Device Manager, the current driver is provided by Microsoft version 6.0.6002.18005.

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11 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have moved all my Vaios from Vista to 7 with no problem. You may try Matsushita BD-MLT UJ-210S Firmware 1.06 - TechSpot Drivers if you cant find the driver on the sony website.
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11 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

There doesn't appear to be a Windows 7 driver available for this drive.

However, you could try a Vista driver and install it in Windows Vista SP2 Compatibility Mode, as there are occasions when Vista and 7 drivers are very similar.

You could also try this firmware update from Sony:
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11 May 2012   #4

windows 7 pro 32 and 64 bit

Thanks seavixen 32 and o221e. My firmware is already v 1.06. Just cannot understand why Win 7 upgrade advisor failed to show it.
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11 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Windows 7 had built-in drivers for internal optical drives, so you'll be fine. The Upgrade Advisor is a nice tool, but it is hardly the final word on upgradeability.
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11 May 2012   #6

windows 7 pro 32 and 64 bit

Thanks DeaconFrost - going for it!
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