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Windows 7: VAIO SZ1XP/C and Windows 7 issues

07 Jan 2010   #1
Naffygetter

 
 
VAIO SZ1XP/C and Windows 7 issues

Hopefully this is the correct sub-forum for this query - my first post on his forum. If not, please tell me and I'll move it.

I have a VAIO VGN-SZ1XP/C that I have recently upgraded to Windows 7. The update itself went OK but left me with several issues around the Sony features (rather than other applications) . The most annoying are:
- the webcam is not recognised. I think it it seen by Win7 as an "unknown device". Is there a driver that I can try to point it at to get it to work/be recognised?
- the touchpad works but the scroll areas at the side and top do not work. Again, is there a driver that I update to that will add on these features?
- the Bluetooth is on (ie the blue light is on) but nothing works. Either I need to find a BT driver or a way to turn it off as it is eating the battery. Any ideas?
- the Function keys, the 'S' keys and the Stamina/Speed key all don't work. Any suggestions to get control of them back?

Thanks for any help that might be out there.


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07 Jan 2010   #2
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you install 32 or 64 bit?
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07 Jan 2010   #3
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If it is 32bit, all your drivers can be found on your models support page...
- Vaio : Sony Europe

If it's 64bit, you can source the drivers from here - http://www.vaio-link.com/os/vista/64bit/
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07 Jan 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Download drivers & software:

Sony | Download VAIO Drivers
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08 Jan 2010   #5
Naffygetter

 
 

Thanks for the responses so far.


It was the 32 bit version.

I tried the Webcam, power management and Touchpad drivers from Vaio : Sony Europe as suggested - I assume these are the Vista ones.


The touchpad one worked fine and that is now back on top line.
The power management started to install and then just vanished with no statement about what it had done - and appears to have changed nothing. I think I'll leave power management as the Win 7 one - about the only thing it doesn't have seems to be the speed/stamina switch part.
The webcam one crashed on install with an error that appeared to say it only worked on WIn XP.


So I am still looking for a webcam one that works and sorting the Bluetooth situation out. I'll try the various urls above and report back. News from anyone who ha been successful on either would be good.
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08 Jan 2010   #6
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This link...
Vaio : Sony Europe
...is to the support page of your laptop, so you should find all/most of the drivers you need there, and given you've got 32bit installed, shouldn't have many issues with the Vista drivers.
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05 Jan 2011   #7
houtzagers

windows xp professional
 
 
problems upgrading to windows 7

Hi all,
I wanted to uograde my old Vaio VGN sz1xp from windows xp professional to window 7, but I get the message Your computer can't run this version of windows. You need an installation disk that is compatible with your computer for more information ccheck your computer system information.

Accoring to de specs from Microsoft this type haas sufficient memory and clock llevel to work with windows 7.
Does anybody has an idea?
Regards
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06 Jan 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by houtzagers View Post
Hi all,
I wanted to uograde my old Vaio VGN sz1xp from windows xp professional to window 7, but I get the message Your computer can't run this version of windows. You need an installation disk that is compatible with your computer for more information ccheck your computer system information.

Accoring to de specs from Microsoft this type haas sufficient memory and clock llevel to work with windows 7.
Does anybody has an idea?
Regards
Take look at this tutorial:
Upgrade Install with Windows 7
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06 Jan 2011   #9
houtzagers

windows xp professional
 
 

Sorry, this guide is for upgrading from Vista. I use XP professional
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07 Jan 2011   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by houtzagers View Post
Sorry, this guide is for upgrading from Vista. I use XP professional
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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