Installing Ethernet Drivers on Sony® VAIO Laptops
Almost all computers in existence are connected via some network or other. Connectivity ensures that computers can share data and information among the connected computers. Ethernet is a very common computer connectivity technology in use. Ethernet allows fast and reliable data transfer means and Ethernet technology comes preloaded on almost all new computers including your Sony VAIO laptop. The Ethernet card in your Sony VAIO laptop helps make fast Ethernet connections possible. All hardware components in your Sony VAIO laptop such as sound cards, video cards and Ethernet cards require drivers. Ethernet drivers are the communication link between the Ethernet card and the operating system installed on your Sony VAIO laptop. Without proper drivers, the OS would not be able to understand the codes generated by the Ethernet card and similarly, the Ethernet card would not be able to understand when to initialize and terminate the connection as per user requirements. Ethernet drivers for your Sony VAIO laptops come as self installing files that can be easily installed. Users must ensure that the Ethernet drivers being installed on the system are of the latest version to ensure that the Ethernet card works at maximum possible efficiency.
- Terminate unwanted services
- Run updated antivirus program
- Create restore point
Terminate unwanted services
Sony VAIO users installing Ethernet drivers are advised to ensure that all active processes and applications running in the background have been terminated before starting with the process. This would ensure that the driver installation would be completed without any errors or conflicts. It is also advisable that the installation be carried out when the system is in the Safe Mode (in Safe Mode only minimal services would be running).
Run updated antivirus program
Before starting with the installation of Ethernet drivers on Sony VAIO laptops, users must make sure that all traces of malware infections have been removed from the system. This can be only done by scanning and removing the system with the help of an updated antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus. If malware are present when the Ethernet drivers are being installed, the drivers would get corrupted beyond a state of repair or removal.
Driver installations on your Sony VAIO laptop must be done only after creating a restore point. Having a restore point created before installing the system with Ethernet drivers ensure that even if some problems such as driver clashes or blue screen errors do come up with the system, the restore point can be used to roll back the system to ideal working condition.