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upgrading sony laptops & windows 7


sunnystaines

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our 3 year old sony laptop a vgn-fe21B runs XP media centre.

the laptop has passed the w7 suitability scan.

now divers dont know a lot about drivers and laptops but do i need anything more than graphics driver go7400,intel wifi 3945abg, sigma audio onboard ICH7.

would I need anything else like sony drivers or chipset drivers?
sony support never reply to emails, sony store do not recommend O/S upgrades.

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bremner

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You will find that W7 will come with many drivers.

However Vista drivers will work with W7 and click here for some you may require.

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sunnystaines

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thanks for the link sony never update their driver webpage, never knew the graphics were sony adapted ones as were the sound ones.

looks a bit of a gamble then with W7 on drivers.

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bremner

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"looks a bit of a gamble then with W7 on drivers"

I think it will be far less of an issue than it was when Vista came out and will really only be for 64 bit and older computers and peripherals.

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mooly

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I think I would do as bremner suggests and download the Vista ones. Put them on a flash drive so they are handy, not an SD card as you may need a driver before that will work lol.
Nvidia GO graphics drivers are a real pain. You may well find W7 offers a suitable one as you install and update it.
And the card reader I mentioned, you may well need a driver for that, and it might be called something cryptic like PCMI Mass storeage device.
Web cams another possible issue.
Anything like a "launch manager" ? that will allocate correct functions to certain keys, volume brightness etc... that's another one.
I'm sure it will be fine... :) Just deal with each item in turn as W7 flags it as an issue.

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