VAIO was a brand of computers formerly made by Sony Corporation.

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Can't install Windows 8 in Sony Vaio SVE15129CNS having default UEFI mode shows OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND

I recently installed Win 10 in my sony vaio e series laptop. but now i want to install again win 8 which gives error like OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND in uefi but in lagacy mode it boot but on selecting ...
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Sony vaio laptop windows vista [closed]

How Can I connect my laptop to my t.v. or another source to get it running? I have No power cord. I'm out of ideas.what does the s400 port do? Can I charge it from there? I Haven't tried anything but ...
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How can i charge my vaio laptop with no power cord or can i charge the battery itself. Lithium 11.1 v rechargeable battery [on hold]

Help I'm desperate!! I have No money for a new cord. Laptop is dead and I need it charged!!! Any ideas if it can be charged they usb or maybe directly with the battery?? I've tried every power cord I ...
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Left touchpad button hard to press

Setup Sony VAIO E Series Model: VPCEB1AGG Other model no: PCG-71312W Problem The left touchpad button doesn't work properly. It needs to be pressed a lot harder than the right button before it ...
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Sony Vaio Notebook - Automatic shift in Low Battery Level %

I have Sony Vaio VPCYB15AG notebook. It has a built-in low battery warning indicator (Blinking LED) that operates independent of the OS i.e. it gives this warning even if no OS is running. Earlier ...
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Windows 10 tells me no ethernet connection when I am connected to the internet via ethernet

My laptop: Sony VAIO SVT15117CDS My OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (version 1511 build 10586.36) I hooked up an ethernet cable to my laptop, and internet is working on my computer without problems. ...
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Mounting second internal HDD in Sony Vaio

I mounted new internal HDD instead of optical drive in Sony Vaio VPCEH laptop. Special caddy was used for that purpose. Currently new HDD has power on it (i can see green light on caddy), but I can't ...
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Connecting multiple monitors to Vaio SVS15127pxb

I'm trying to connect 2 monitors to my SVS 15127 laptop so I can work with 3 monitors (including my built-in laptop). My laptop has 2 display ports, a HDMI and a VGA. Unfortunately when I connect both ...
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Missing GPU in Device Manager. Sony Vaio 13S1E - running Windows 10. NVidia GeForce 330M graphis card

GeForce Experience (v2.8.1.21.exe : latest version supports graphics card) doesn't find any compatible hardware. Device Manager reports Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. DXDiag reports same adapter ...
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How to know if the ram memory that I want to buy is compatible with my laptop? [duplicate]

I have a Sony VAIO SVE14A25CLB that has 1 module of 4GB of ram: Type DDR3 Size 4096 MBytes Manufacturer Nanya Technology PC3-12800 (800 MHz) Voltage 1.5v And I want to upgrade to (I’m ...
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sony vaio laptop windows 7 drivers got corrupt

I have tried upgrade my sony vaio laptop from windows 7 to windows 10. The upgrade failed and all my windows drivers gone corrupt. Please let me know how to get at least the USB driver running. Where ...
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Resetting Sony VAIO to Windows 8

I have a Sony VAIO SVF15N17SNS or in other markets its known as SVF15N17CXB model that came with Windows 8 Single Language Pre -Installed.I upgraded it to Windows 8.1 Single language from Windows ...
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'Search Result' windows opens during every boot in Sony Vaio S Series laptop

I have a Sony Vaio S Series laptop running on Windows 7. Every time I turn on my system, the 'Search Result' window opens automatically at the very beginning. As you can see from the screenshot, ...
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Notebook Vaio Keyoard Works on BIOS but not on windows

I can't get my built in keyboard to work on my VAIO notebook (MODEL svt14115cbs). It doesn't work on Windows after boot. It has suddenly stopped working. It has no driver problem listed in Device ...
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Sony Vaio VPCF115FM screen broken and external display output not working under Win7 x64

I have a Sony VAIO laptop series # VPCF115FM model # PCG-81114L in which the laptop screen is broken (smashed that is, cracked I say), no picture at all, not all black, mostly white, that flickers and ...
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VAIO VGN-A195HP can't boot from the USB

I have a VAIO A195HP and I want to install Ubuntu. Although I've set the external drive boot first in line on the BIOS it doesn't boot from the USB and boots into Windows XP every time. I've tried ...
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Downgrading sony xperia Z sgp321 to kitkat using flashtool - “wait for flashtool” stuck

I m trying to downgrade from lollipop 5.1.1 to kitkat 4.2.2 because of overall performance issues with lollipop. I follow the instruction, install flashtool, install drivers - fastboot, flashmode, ...
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Sony Vaio Wireless Not Working 32 bit Windows 7 ultimate

I have a Sony Vaio SVE15111ENB laptop which came with Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit where Vaio Smart Network was installed initially. I replaced Home Basic Edition with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. But ...
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Graphics on Sony Vaio, Ubuntu based OS

All right? I have an Ubuntu based OS installed on a Sony Vaio laptop, and the thing is: it works great in general, much better than Windows (after trying Windows 10 I decided to not even continue ...
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Missing Battery Health Warning Checkbox - Window 7 SP1 - Vaio Netbook

I am using Sony Vaio Netbook with retail Windows 7 SP1. I somehow felt (but not very sure) that battery might have drained quickly today. I remember there is a setting something like ‘Warn if ...
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How to (re)program SONY VAIO hardware buttons from “plain vanilla” Windows 7 installation

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). I have watched the following VAIO Hardware Buttons Programming Video and would like to reprogram the hardware buttons on my SONY VAIO laptop (the ones ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEK25EG CPU UPGRADE [duplicate]

Hi I have a Sony Vaio E-Series VPCEK25EG laptop which I bought 3 years ago. It is drastically getting slower. So I am wondering, can I upgrade it's CPU? If possible CPUs or APUs that have clock-speeds ...
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Is it safe to install a universal LCD inverter?

I recently bought an inverter for a failed laptop screen. The part number was the same but the board had slightly different components on closer examination. It worked for several seconds (the screen ...
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Vaio VPCF1 Series (VPCF11C5E) loose heatsink - BOSS nests

Long story short, the laptop started overheating. After setting laptop apart to do usual thermal paste replacement - noticed few uncertainties. First of all, thermal paste was in tact - nothing to do ...
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Is it possible to enter bios using an external monitor on a Vaio VGN-FE21S?

The manual says Fn+F7 should switch to the external display but this isn't working for me at power on. The internal LCD is dead so I was hoping to be able to enter BIOS using the external monitor. ...
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SONY VAIO Windows 8 freezes, then a blue screen with a message and restarts continuous loop

I'm having problems with my SONY VAIO laptop, it worked fine until one day I went to turn it on and was faced with this message: "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart, we're just collecting ...
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Sony Vaio VPCYB and 4k AF hdd extremely slow, 100% disk usage

I know that there are plenty of similar topics, but I think I went trough all of them without success... Please help if you have any idea what to do with it : Patient: Sony Vaio netbook VPCYB2M1E ...
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Realtek HD Audio Manager will not open

I have a Sony Vaio model SVT15115CXS running Windows 8.1 64-bit, using the most updated drivers for Realtek HD Audio (downloaded from Sony's website, then updated through Device Manager). The audio ...
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Win 10 on SSD (external?) on Sony Vaio laptop

I've Win7 on my Sony Vaio laptop (VPCF11PFX/H), which is very slow even if I've just one application open and lot of bloatware. I'm planning to upgrade to Win10 soon, but was wondering if it would be ...
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My Laptop one fan is working other is not

I am using Win10 on my Sony vpc-f1190s. I used different softwares to control my fans but there is no software who detected my laptop fan, i think they all are not compatible with my laptop. So is ...
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Sony vaio: install windows 7 without destroying recovery feature

I have a sony vaio with windows 8 but I like to install windows 7 from a ISO image. However, I like to make sure that I don't destroy the recovery feature. Some details to explain it better: I ...
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Sony Vaio NW can't open BIOS

My Sony Vaio NW does not open BIOS when I press F2, and there is no assist button on this model. I am getting the "BOOTMGR is Missing," message and can't figure out how to open BIOS in order to boot ...
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upgrading to windows 10 on sony vaio with nvidia geforce GT 330m card error with incompitability

Does anyone have a way to work around windows 10 upgrade error message with nvidia geforce gt330m display compatibility on a sony vaio vpcz13ahx model?
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Sony Vaio SVE14A16FAH drivers are not working on Windows 7

After formatting the hard disk and installing a new Windows 7, the drivers are not working properly. Switchable graphics are not working at all. I tried reinstalling several versions of the drivers, ...
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recovery partition won't boot - sony vaio windows 10

right, so as the title says, I have a recovery partition that i used many times before using the vaio rescue system. recently though i have installed windows 10 over the win7 that came with the ...
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boot configuration data store could not be opened. A device attached to the system is not functioning in vaio-win8 pro

I have an vaio SVS15125CVB 15.6" laptop originally with win8 -x64bit single language preinstalled, and i upgraded with 8 pro original key using "get more features with new edition of windows" option. ...
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Vaio - Auto Standby prevented by external mouse

When I connect wireless mouse to my Vaio laptop, the set power option to go into standby after certain period of inactivity does not work. The system otherwise is idle, I am not moving mouse etc. I ...
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Sony Vaio - Low Battery Level setting ineffective

I have Sony Vaio Y Series Netbook. No matter what level I set for ‘Low Battery Warning %’ it always gives low battery warning sign (Blinking Power LED) when it falls to 12%. There’s yet another ...
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Sony Vaio - Black Screen on Debian Install

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-C2S laptop. It currently has Windows 7 installed on it, but I would like to install Debian. I downloaded the Debian 8 CD 1 image, burned it onto a CD, installed a new, blank ...
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Sony VAIO Recovery Partition Corrupted

I have a Sony VAIO SVE15126CN. When I installed and Opened EaseUS Partition Master I saw some unallocated space there. I added that space to the recovery partition. Now the recovery partition is not ...
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Windows 8.1 asking for product key after recovery

My laptop was not starting. I understood that the battery had run out of charging as soon as I plugged in the charger and started my laptop. Meanwhile, for a second I had removed the plug again and ...
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Sony Vaio laptop not recovering from hibernate

I have a Sony Vaio Laptop, model VGN C2S. It has an Intel Core 2 processor, 3GB of RAM and Windows 7 Ultimate N. The laptop works perfectly until it is put onto hybernation mode. Upon pressing the ...
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Sony HDD Protection - Would the laptop work whilst in freefall?

I often have to move my Vaio around and most times the HDD Protection engages. After reading a bit about it I gather it's function is to protect the Hard Drive from falls/drops, so I wondered... If ...
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Can I upgrade RAM to 8GB in a Sony VGN Z620D notebook? [duplicate]

The marketing specs say 4GB max but the marketing specs also indicate Windows Vista 32bit (or Win XP) which might be the limiting factor. Can I upgrade (or at least safely attempt without damage to ...
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Strange Bootup Screen on Sony Vaio

Having some issues with my Sony Vaio at the moment (Do ask if the model/make is needed however for this particular issue I don't think its that necessary) Some background information: My Sony Vaio ...
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How to access the BIOS in a damaged Sony SVE151C11M

This is a computer I was given that I had not worked with before. The owner said that it made weird noises and failed to boot intermittently before finally not starting anymore. A first step would be ...
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External monitor to laptop resolution [closed]

I own this laptop http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/VGN-FW41E and I would like to add an external screen like this one http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Ultrasharp-U2415-24-Inch-LED-Lit/dp/B00NZTKOQI ...
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Sony Vaio laptop boots automatically on opening the lid

I have a sony vaio ESeries laptop with Windows 8. I have currently disabled the hybrid mode provided in Windows 8. The problem is, even though I shutdown my laptop, as soon as I open the lid of my ...
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Sony Vaio VGN-NW350F touchpad won't go “back” by sliding left in Chrome browser?

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NW350F where the alps touchpad driver is up to date and seems to be working fine, except when I use Chrome browser and swipe left on the bottom of the touchpad, nothing happens. ...
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dmidecode returning maximum capacity as unknown

I am using Linux mint on my Sony Vaio Laptop model no. VPCEA23EN. I want to upgrade my ram so i tried the following command to find out the maximum capacity of RAM. But it is not providing the ...