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  1.    #31

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    You should check to see if there is s bios update for the computer. Resetting back to defaults would probably be a good idea.

    Delete the dual channel ide controller only.

    You would use the SSD manufacturer's software to update the SSD firmware.
    This computer is a beast to remove the back to get access to the HDD and so while its open should I replace the cmos battery at the same time . That will definitely rest the bios back to default.
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  2.    #32

    Current status of Sony Vaio computer before upgrading to SSD. Please review and advise of any problems.
    LEE003-(2018-08-23_21-50-56).zip
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  3. jimbo45's Avatar
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       #33

    Hi there

    @sportflyer

    Sony VAIO is easy to change to SSD since the access to the standard PC disk is easy -- you don't need to take the whole back off the PC and the SSD just slots in to the SATA connector -- don't use the newer M2 types --classic SSD with SATA interface. No mounting either needed - there's a rubber retainer to keep the SSD tightly in place too. --easy peasy. !! -- works fine

    Note though VAIO doesn't have USB 3 (USB2 fine) and probably no UEFI -- so format MBR rather than GPT.

    USB-->SATA adapter is good also for loading OS before swapping the HDD's - keep the old 2.5 inch laptop disk for storing backups etc -- works fine with the adapter.

    These machines have PENTIUM IV but still quite fast with W10 -- well worth updating if you have one -- they also have HDMI (1080 X 1920) as well as standard old fashioned VGA terminal at 1366 X 768 (or approx. can't quite remember exact video specs but HDMI works at 1080p. They have both VGA type connector and HDMI one.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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       #34

    See rule #4
    Forum Rules - Windows 10 Help Forums

    No piracy or discussion of piracy allowed at all. Such assoftware, music, videos and other intellectual property violations (e.g. downloading youtube videos locally etc) - it is forum policy that no help shall be given to people who knowingly steal software or services.

    Remove all piracy, crack, tools, software, etc. use to bypass the activation of Microsoft and non-Microsoft software

    Skype
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  5. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #35

    zbook, did you see something in zip file? Could it be false positive.
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       #36

    For rule #4 please clean the entries in the hosts file.
    Probably ok since ads
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  7. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #37

    Might just be me but those are to prevent tracking and the skype one prevents it from downloading an unwanted upgrade. Learned that the other week on the thread for blocking miners.
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       #38

    Thx for the info on skype.
    Then no privacy issues.
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  9. Posts : 26,496
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       #39

    There were three months of logs and they were unremarkable.

    DriveLetter Size (GB) Free (GB) Device Path
    ----------- --------- --------- -----------
    C: 78.03 31.76 \Device\HarddiskVolume2
    D: 97.66 80.09 \Device\HarddiskVolume3
    E: 97.66 75.13 \Device\HarddiskVolume4
    F: 0 0 \Device\CdRom0

    PartitionNumber Size
    1 100 MB Active System
    2 78.03 GB C: Boot
    3 97.66 GB D:
    4 97.66 GB E:
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  10.    #40

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    @sportflyer

    Sony VAIO is easy to change to SSD since the access to the standard PC disk is easy -- you don't need to take the whole back off the PC and the SSD just slots in to the SATA connector -- don't use the newer M2 types --classic SSD with SATA interface. No mounting either needed - there's a rubber retainer to keep the SSD tightly in place too. --easy peasy. !! -- works fine

    Note though VAIO doesn't have USB 3 (USB2 fine) and probably no UEFI -- so format MBR rather than GPT.

    USB-->SATA adapter is good also for loading OS before swapping the HDD's - keep the old 2.5 inch laptop disk for storing backups etc -- works fine with the adapter.

    These machines have PENTIUM IV but still quite fast with W10 -- well worth updating if you have one -- they also have HDMI (1080 X 1920) as well as standard old fashioned VGA terminal at 1366 X 768 (or approx. can't quite remember exact video specs but HDMI works at 1080p. They have both VGA type connector and HDMI one.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    This Sony AIO Computer needs the back removed to access the HDD.
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