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  1. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 88
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       30 Jul 2015 #1

    Windows 10 and Sony VAIO computers - don't upgrade to 10 yet


    Most well known PC manufacturers (like Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP & Toshiba) are starting to prepare Windows 10 compatible drivers and software after Windows 10 was officially released on July 29. But Sony has yet to make Windows 10 compatible drivers & software and suggests not to upgrade to Windows 10 yet as noted on the Sony support site.

    DO NOT UPGRADE YET.
    To ensure your VAIO PC works with Windows 10, it is strongly recommended that you wait to upgrade your PC until the drivers are ready.
    According to that Sony support site, if a Sony computer had Win8.1 pre-installed, Win10 compatible drivers & software won't be available until October 2015 while Sony computers that had Win8 pre-installed, the Win10 compatible drivers & software for those machines won't be available until November 2015.

    It looks like Sony users will have to wait longer until Win10 compatible applications and drivers are ready to be released.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       12 Aug 2015 #2

    erpster4 said: View Post
    It looks like Sony users will have to wait longer until Win10 compatible applications and drivers are ready to be released.
    Your thread should be a sticky. The Sony site is not very clear on Windows 7 - the only thing posted is a date for upgrade INFORMATION, nothing about drivers for machines shipped with Win7 SP1 installed.

    Side note: Sony sold their PC business last year, but they are committing resources to the Win10 upgrade.

    Sony Support for VAIO® PCs
    Windows 10 Upgrade


    Support from Sony for Windows 10 will vary by model
    Sony is preparing to provide information about our Windows 10 Upgrade program for supported VAIO models. Please see the release schedule below for upgrade information, drivers / applications, and upgrade instructions.

    Schedule for Windows 10 Drivers
    We are testing supported models and will be providing the results as quickly as possible. We plan to release Windows 10 upgrade information and, for Windows 8 and 8.1 models, drivers, applications and detailed information on the schedule below based on the operating system originally installed on the PC.


    Upgrade Instructions and Drivers/Applications
    Original
    Operating System of PC
    Upgrade
    information
    Drivers /
    Applications
    Windows 8.1 Preinstalled August 2015 October 2015
    Windows 8.0 Preinstalled August 2015 November 2015

    Information regarding Limitation and Issues
    Original
    Operating System of PC
    Upgrade
    information
    Windows 7 SP1 Preinstalled August 2015
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    • IMPORTANT: Bookmark this page and check back here before upgrading
      to Windows 10 for the latest information for your VAIO PC model.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       27 Aug 2015 #3

    Slartybart said: View Post
    Sony Support for VAIO® PCs
    Windows 10 Upgrade


    Support from Sony for Windows 10 will vary by model
    Sony is preparing to provide information about our Windows 10 Upgrade program for supported VAIO models. Please see the release schedule below for upgrade information, drivers / applications, and upgrade instructions.

    Schedule for Windows 10 Drivers
    We are testing supported models and will be providing the results as quickly as possible. We plan to release Windows 10 upgrade information and, for Windows 8 and 8.1 models, drivers, applications and detailed information on the schedule below based on the operating system originally installed on the PC.

    Upgrade Instructions and Drivers/Applications
    Original
    Operating System of PC
    Upgrade
    information
    Drivers /
    Applications
    Windows 8.1 Preinstalled August 2015 October 2015
    Windows 8.0 Preinstalled August 2015 November 2015

    Information regarding Limitation and Issues
    Original
    Operating System of PC
    Upgrade
    information
    Windows 7 SP1 Preinstalled August 2015
    Click image for larger version. 

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    The blanket information about machines with pre-installed Windows 7 for Sony Vaio PCs is incorrect. I have a Vaio VPCEJ1Z1E that was shipped with Windows 7. The compatibility list on the Sony web site shows this model as fully compatible with Windows 10.

    I have been running Windows 10 on it for a few days with no problems. I had problems with the upgrade but they were all known and apply to any PC with windows 7. The upgrade only works from Windows Upgrade and I had to run SURT to fix some file problems.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 68
    Windows 7 & 10
       27 Aug 2015 #4

    I believe this mostly refers to the utilities rather than drivers. For example, I had trouble finding a version of VAIO Smart Network that would install and work correctly under Windows 10.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       27 Aug 2015 #5

    xtcrefugee said: View Post
    I believe this mostly refers to the utilities rather than drivers. For example, I had trouble finding a version of VAIO Smart Network that would install and work correctly under Windows 10.
    The already installed version on my PC works fine.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 68
    Windows 7 & 10
       27 Aug 2015 #6

    Ftredkw said: View Post
    The already installed version on my PC works fine.
    It wouldn't make much sense for Sony to claim their products are Windows 10 compatible if you cannot perform a clean install.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 99
    Windows8.1
       27 Aug 2015 #7

    SONY makes great Video Camcoaders i have three,but with Computers i am not so sure if i can trust them keeping them updated.
    This is a good example to me as they have up graded the video camcoarder program drivers..
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 841
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       27 Aug 2015 #8

    Actually, I think this is a smart move from Sony. I wish HP had done the same -- would have prevented my HP laptop from being rendered unusable by a faulty update tool that claimed it was 100% ready for Win10, when clearly, it was not. Every day, lots of folks post new update-related issues to the HP forums, and HP appears to be doing nothing about this. At least Sony tried to get their folks to wait until new drivers were ready.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 99
    Windows8.1
       27 Aug 2015 #9

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    Actually, I think this is a smart move from Sony. I wish HP had done the same -- would have prevented my HP laptop from being rendered unusable by a faulty update tool that claimed it was 100% ready for Win10, when clearly, it was not. Every day, lots of folks post new update-related issues to the HP forums, and HP appears to be doing nothing about this. At least Sony tried to get their folks to wait until new drivers were ready.
    It's been well known for a long time that HP under it's new CEO,has plans to drop their computer lines. So it just stands to reason that the support for these computers they have sold has slipped.
    I am betting HP has cut the people supporting their computers a lot.
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  10. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    windows 10 pro
       28 Sep 2015 #10

    Ftredkw said: View Post
    The already installed version on my PC works fine.
    can you please share the link or version of the sony vaio smart network software that works with windows 10..I have trouble installing ..Thanks!
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