Installing Drivers on Sony® VAIO Laptop
Want to install drivers on your Sony VAIO laptop using USB drive? Read on
Sony VAIO laptops are very popular because of their performance and sleek looks. They provide users with unmatched performance even on the move. All the components used in Sony VAIO laptops have gone through rigorous testing and this ensures that problems would not come up with these components when the system is in use. However, these components can only work with correct drivers. Drivers are the translators between the operating system and the components. This means that without drivers, the hardware components would not be able to understand the requirements and perform as required. Without correct drivers, even the OS would not understand the results produced by the hardware and pass on the information to the user. Drivers for Sony VAIO laptops vary with different operating systems and they all require the OS files to be intact. Sony VAIO laptop users can install the drivers using USB drives, optical disks or download them from Internet and then install. Drivers from Internet would be of the latest series and can be downloaded easily. If your Sony VAIO laptop came with a default OS and a product disk, then the drivers for the system would be in the product disk and users can install these drivers by inserting the disk and following on-screen instructions.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding things to keep in mind while installing drivers on Sony VAIO laptops using USB drive:
- Scan the USB drive
- Terminate all applications
- Process not to be disturbed
Scan the USB drive
Before starting with the installation of Sony VAIO laptop drivers using USB drive, it is highly recommended that users scan the USB drive with an updated antivirus program. The scanning must be through as the presence of even small malware within the USB drive can interrupt the installation process and cause corruption of the device drivers.
Terminate all applications
Majority of all computers are configured to access data from a USB device automatically when it is plugged into a system. If your Sony VAIO laptop is installed with some antivirus program or multimedia file organizing software that automatically syncs the data on the USB device with those on the system, then these applications would be running in the background. Sony VAIO users installing drivers from USB drives are suggested to make sure that all applications running in the background have been terminated (using the task manager). This would reduce the chances of problems occurring during the driver install process.
Unlike optical disks or hard disk of the system, USB drives are external data storage devices. This means that when the USB device is connected to your Sony VAIO laptop, it would be projected out of the system. When installing drivers using USB drives, Sony VAIO users must make sure that the device is not disturbed in any way as doing so would cause interruptions to the data transfer and corrupt the installation process.