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

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Where can I find a Windows 10 driver for an integrated Reneas USB 3.0 controller?

I'm trying to fix a Vaio laptop (from Sony) that has a Renesas USB controller built-in. After upgrading to Windows 10, the drivers no longer work. They aren't signed. Sony doesn't support that ...
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How to restore files from Sony Vaio desktop l-series

How can I restore my pictures and other files from local disk (CK) on my Sony Vaio l-series with Windows 8 that has been formatted 3 months ago?
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Upgrading laptop from SATA 2 to SATA 3

I'm trying to upgrade my Sony Vaio Fit Laptop with a SATA 3 SSD. My laptop however can only support up to SATA 2. Is there a feasible way of upgrading SATA 2 to SATA 3? I know SATA 3 is backwards ...
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After fresh installing Win7, what is the first thing to do? Install drivers (Sony) or just install Windows Updates?

I am about to replace my old dead HDD in my Sony Vaio (VPCSA35GG) laptop. After installing Windows 7 pro 64 using a retail disk, what is the first thing I should do? Install EACH OF THE drivers (in ...
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Determine replacement battery requirements for Sony Vaio laptop

I have a Sony Vaio VPCSA35GG laptop whose battery got damaged. I have discovered that Sony no longer sells the replacement batteries. I'm very new to stuff like this, and I need help determining the ...
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How can I present an ISO as a bootable DVD drive to a computer - not boot from it directly

The problem: I have a Sony Vaio laptop from 2010 that I wish to revert to the factory installed state. I had already deleted the factory-installed Recovery partition. I had the original recovery ...
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Can I restore a Sony Vaio laptop from only an Auslogics (Vaio Care) backup?

Due to an HDD failure I've lost my Vaio rescue partition. I've also lost my rescue DVDs due to media degradation (5 years is too long for some DVD-R media). I have managed to reinstall Windows with a ...
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Why isn't the OEM-provided (Sony) battery health monitor working?

I have a 2010 Sony Vaio Z11 (a very nice laptop, I might add) which has a 9-cell "extended" battery attached to it. When my laptop was new, 6 years ago, I got a full 7 hours out of it - which would ...
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Can't play 3D movie on my television from my laptop

I have a Sony Android TV and a Sony VAIO laptop. I used to be able to play 3D movies on my TV, but that ability suddenly stopped. It says the format is not supported. I connected my TV to my Samsung ...
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Sony VAIO touchpad disabled for just one user

Touchpad works fine after boot and before login. Touchpad works fine when logged in as machine administrator. Touchpad stops working when logged in as a specific domain user. FN-F1 as that specific ...
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Upgrage ram in Vaio Laptop fails

I have this Sony VAIO VPC-EB3M1E which has 4 GB RAM (2GB in each slot) From CPUID I get: Chipset ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Northbridge Intel ...
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Network settings issue on my vaio

I am using a touchscreen vaio with config : 2GB ram 500GB HDD i3(3rd Gen) win10 intel HD graphics Broadcomm wifi chip My issue is that i all the devices on my network (all wifi)that is : 1 PC win7 ...
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Screen on Sony vaio fit 14A goes black

I have a Sony vaio fit 14a (SVF14N1C5E) screen works for a while and then goes off. If I then plug in an external monitor via HDMI plug screen comes back on
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Sony Vaio shows only strange pattern on internal display

Recently, my Sony Vaio just didn't start properly. On pushing the on button, he would just show this really strange pattern on the display that you see in the image I attached. He did not show a boot ...
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Sony Vaio PC: USB mouse/KB stop working

I have a Sony Vaio VGC-JS110J, been using it for 5 or 6 years. Around 3 months ago I upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7, it has been working find until today, all of a sudden, both my mouse and ...
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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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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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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 ...