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

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Random installer pops up

A random installer pops up asking my language. It doesn't say what its going to install or anything. On Task Manager it says something like glb1be9.tmp when I close it a Vaio update window appears and ...
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Does the host OS is lost while booting from a bootable USB?

I am running Windows 8.1 on my Sony Vaio laptop and want to run a Linux-based OS from a bootable USB. Can anyone tell me whether my Windows will be safe during and after the booting process or I'll ...
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Linux Mint 16 Laptop Brightness Issues

Linux Mint 16 Petra 32bit(Xfce) - Sony Viao (Laptop) Model: VGNFS980 I have no 'function key' functionality to control brightness... When I first booted the live version, the brightness was OK. Upon ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop SVX13136CXS Function and Control Keys does not work

Suddenly my Sony Vaio Laptop with WIN 8.1 model SVX13136CXS, its function keys and ctrl keys not working and also unable to punch in number 6 in the keyboard, can anyone help. No good help from Sony ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEH26EN Wifi not working after changing OS

I have been using Sony Vaio VPCEH26EN , since two years. Few days back I changed the pre-installed OS Windows 7 Home Basic to Windows 7 Ultimate, both 64 bit. After that wifi on my device is not ...
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Cannot change brightness on Sony VAIO Fit 15

I've begun to notice that periodically on my Sony VAIO Fit 15 (model number SVF15A1C5E) I can no longer change the screen brightness. Using the Fn+F5 and Fn+F6 shows Windows 8 the brightness overlay, ...
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How to re-enable AMD Turbo Core

I have Sony Vaio Fit 15e (Canadian model around May 2013) with AMD A10-5745M, 2.10 GHz quad core. Because of AMD Turbo Core, the CPU runs upto 2.70 GHz when plugged in, but the problem is that if I ...
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Sony VAIO VPCF22M1E/B ram Upgrade upper limit? (real limit)

I've got an F series Vaio with the exact model that I depicted in the title field. In its specs, it is implied as 8 GB for maximum memory limit. But a friend of mine with also another f series said me ...
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Program startup is slow

Recently I have installed Avast antivirus and uninstalled a few VAIO related programs. After this, startup of programs is taking more time than usual. How to solve this problem? Thanks
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Sony VAIO wireless switch is not working after format

Today, I gave my laptop to Sony's retail shop from where I bought it, as the drivers were not working properly, even though it had an original Windows installed. They told me to just format it, ...
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VAIO Bios can't see 2-nd HDD connected to DVD slot

I have a problem. Bios can't see 2nd HDD connected via mSata to Sata connector. If I boot from other device or liveCD, the system can see it correctly. Harware: Sony VAIO SVS13A1Z9R BIOS Inside H20 ...
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Sony Vaio Suddenly Shuts down

I have Sony Vaio VPCF12S1E and it is 3 years old at the moment. I have two major problems: a black screen and a blue screen. I opened my laptop and cleaned up parts really carefully. I changed the ...
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I need BIOS R0140C5 for my Sony VAIO SVS13

can someone give me link to download BIOS R0140C5? This is stock bios on laptops. I didnt find any information, mb who has Sony VAIO S-series with this BIOS can make backup of it. My SDD is broken, ...
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How to bring calc.exe to front?

I have the following code assigned to a VAIO button: C:\Windows\System32\calc.exe But each time I press the VAIO button I get a new instance of the calculator in a new window. What would be the ...
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Sony Vaio Touchpad Malfunction (always registering a touch)

After I brought my laptop to school (purchased 2 weeks ago), I found my touchpad was misbehaving in various ways. First, the touch pad would zoom instead of move on Google Chrome. Then, the touchpad ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEE2E1E memory upgrade issue

I own Sony Vaio laptop VPCEE2E1E and I recently upgraded RAM MEMORY from default 3GB to 4GB after that operation I'm facing serious problem with performance.Windows shows that I have only 1.74GB ...
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Sony VAIO update does not show new updates

I have a strange problem. I am using VAIO Pro 13 with Win 8 and when I run VAIO update, no new updates are found. But if I manually check sony driver download page, there are multiple newer versions ...
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How to know which service is responsible for any .exe running?

I am trying to start Apache Tomacat server on my Sony VAIO laptop. But it says 8080 already in use. I have googled much on this and checked answers on superuser but none helped me. Finally I found ...
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PID 4 Windows 8 Sony VAIO laptop

I cannot figure out which service is kicking off "ntoskrnl.exe" and taking away port 80. I have already checked all the answers related to this on superuser. ...
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Sony VAIO laptop screen turns off after 3-4 hours

I have a Sony VAIO laptop "VGN-FJ68GP". Every thing is working fine but after 3-4 hours only the screen turns off and the bottom part of the laptop gets too hot. Why it is happening???
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water damage keyboard not working correctly

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-AW330J laptop, I spilled water on it over a year ago. At the time when i spilled water on it, I immediately turned it off and let it dry for a week. After a week I tried to turn ...
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Is Intel/Nvidia Optimus technology supposed to switch instantly between GPUs?

I have a brand new Sony Vaio Flip 15, and it takes at least 1 second to switch between GPUs, during which time my screen goes off. Is this expected? Or should the switch be instant and happen between ...
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How to boot SONY VAIO notebook from USB stick?

I have a VAIO notebook and I want to boot it from USB flash. How could that be done?
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Bootup “Operating System not found” Error?

I have a new Sony Vaio sve151J13L laptop.Every time I start the laptop first the Sony Vaio logo appears and then the screen goes black and an error message appears "Operating System not found". In ...
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Battery is getting drained very fast

My laptop is approx. 18 month old. I have changed the internal hard drive recently and I have Ubuntu installed on the system. The problem is my laptop's battery is draining very fast. When it ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN function keys not working

I have recently formatted my Vaio laptop - Windows 7 64 bit. I found that Function Keys are not working properly. And I would like to share the solution to all.
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How does “Hard Disk Protection” work in Sony Vaio?

In Vaio Control Center, there is an option to enable Hard Disc Protection. Does anybody know how it works?
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Unidentified devices after reinstallation of Windows7

I re-installed Windows 7 and I currently have 2 Base System Devices with a yellow exclamation which means it's unrecognized and the drivers for it are missing. Windows update has been unable to find ...
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Linux detects Vaio touchpad as a ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse

I tried this on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Fedora. My problem is that in these distros, my Vaio VPCSA touchpad is detected as a normal mouse. It works as a simple mouse but multitouch gestures, double ...
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Restore my system to factory settings

I have SONY VAIO with windows 7 pre installed. I have installed the UBUNTU in other partition to work as dual boot. I am trying now to restore the factory settings with ALT + F10 which is not working ...
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Sony vaio E Series Display issue

I am using sony vaio E series laptop.i3 processor4gb RAM1gb ATI RadeonI left my laptop running all night , but this is not the first time. Its been 4 years and this system is showing this kind of ...
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How Can I force a greater screen brightness from Windows

I have Sony VAIO and I have problem with brightness when i try to adjust it through fn+f5 or f6 key. When the brightness is set to 100% and when i want to increase it with Fn+f6 keys, brightness ...
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Computer shuts down unexpectedly [closed]

I have a 3 year old sony vaio that i wanted to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7. I installed Win 7 and because it was dusty i decided to open up the laptop and dust it off with a hair dryer(cold). When ...
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Sony Vaio E14 upgraded to Windows 8.1 has fan on full all the time

Having a bit of a nightmare after upgrading to 8.1 - the fan is constantly on maximum. This question and other sources around the net suggest upgrading the AMD driver. I have upgraded both the ...
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How to boot a Sony Vaio E Series running Windows 8 into Safe Mode

Following a bad graphics driver update leaving my screen completely black at boot I had a huge amount of trouble getting into Safe Mode to roll back the driver. First off the problem is that F8 ...
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Strange click and hard disk pause when laptop held at angle

I've noticed that when I carefully rearrange my Sony VAIO Fit 15 in bed while holding it at a very specific angle, an audible click comes from withing the casing. I also noticed that while watching a ...
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Remove unwanted VAIO Control Center icons from system tray

I'm somewhat bothered by the needless presence of a scroll lock indicator and a touchpad toggle in my system tray (since Windows 7 also known as a notification area). Specifically, the two ugly icons ...
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Is a noisy laptop fan caused by dirt on the fan?

I got a Sony Vaio laptop VPCSA and its fan is noisy intermittently. At times it is very noisy and at other times it is pretty quite. I wonder whether this is caused by dirt on the fan that I can clean ...
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Laptop works but no display

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61MN laptop which is running windows 7. One of its memory cards is not working and has been removed from the slot. At startup I can hear 1-long beep and 2-short beeps. ...
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VAIO Pro battery level not updating while using

Recently, a strange thing happens to my Sony VAIO Pro 13. When I use the laptop on battery, the battery level just won't change at all as if it's on AC adapter. Always 100%. Then suddenly, the battery ...
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Can I use Windows 7 or Windows Professional on my T5600 chip

I have a Sony Vaio that I haven't used for a few years, but is perfectly lovely and I would like to start re-using it. It currently runs Vista and I would like to upgrade to Windows 7. According to ...
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VAIO Laptop goes to sleep

I have a VAIO laptop: VPCF13CGX, that has a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit installed on it. It works fine but sometimes when i am working with it it suddenly goes to sleep. I must press a key afterward ...
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About adjusting brightness for Sony Vaio E Series with Windows 7 Home basic 64-bit

I have a Sony Vaio E Series laptop with Windows 7 Home basic. I need to adjust the brightness of the screen, but I could not find the option for adjusting the screen brightness. Please help me.
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Vaio VGN FW41j/PCG-3H1M black screen with 8GB DDR2

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW41j(PCG-3H1M) which I configured and bought in 2009 on the German Sony Website. The relevant specs are: CPU: Intel Core2Duo T9800 GPU: AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon 4650, 1GB DDR3 ...
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Brand new Sony Vaio Laptop ( E series) screen broken internally?

My new sony vaio laptop is 3 month old. Recently, I finished working on the laptop, shut it down. I woke up the next morning, switched on the laptop and the screen has developed a black feather (leaf ...
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New PC with Windows 8 and a lot of BSODs

I recently purchased a Sony Vaio Pro with i7-4500u, 8 GB memory and a 256 GB SSD. It had Windows 8 Home Premium preinstalled. I have run it for three weeks now, and a blue screen of death has ...
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Sony Vaio RAM Upgrade

I have a SONY VAIO VGN-NS325J laptop with 3GB RAM. Can I just add a 4GB and have 7GB? Or do I have to have 2 of the same RAM sticks? I have not tried anything yet.
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Getting Fn hotkeys to work in windows 8 sony vaio laptop, originally built for windows 7

I have made a clean install on a Sony Vaio laptop (VPCF22L1E/B), which originally had Windows 7. After installing the drivers for Windows 8 that Sony has provided, I realized that the fn + f# keys ...
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How to Re-Install Windows 7 on Sony Vaio Laptop?

I have Sony Vaio Laptop with Windows 7. Now I am only seeing Black screen even in Safe mode. How to re-install Windows 7
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Sony Vaio PCG-2J3L won't boot, and no display

My friend asked me to look at a Vaio PCG-2J3L Vista Home Premium, which won't boot and the display shuts off after two seconds. I have determined that the mouse and keyboard work, but as soon as the ...