Windows® 7 Drivers in Sony® VAIO W Series Laptop
Sony VAIO W Series is a netbook with ample style and power. The W series is a welcome addition to the VAIO line of personal computers. It is powered by the Intel Atom processor and delivers essential laptop experience like e-mail, instant messaging, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter etc. The Sony VAIO W Series Mini Notebook comes with Windows 7 edition that promises familiarity and compatibility of Windows with much needed updates. The in-built Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth offers much needed connectivity.
- BIOS update utility
- Drivers for card readers and modems
- Motherboard driver
- Ethernet controller driver
- Graphics drivers
BIOS update utility
The BIOS update utility is a major component of the system. The BIOS (Basic Input Output System) is vital to the system. BIOS determines what the system can do without accessing any of the disks. If the system has a difficulty in recovering from standby, this utility can help in rectifying this error. You need to make sure that the utility is not installed io the system before proceeding with the installation.
Drivers for card readers and modems
Card readers and modems are two third-party devices that are commonly seen in the Sony Vaio W series notebooks. The drivers need to be installed to ensure that these devices work properly .The most common drivers for card reader is Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller driver. The driver for the modem is Conexant HDAUDIO SoftV92 Data Fax Modem with SmartCP. Again, you need to be certain that the degraded drivers are uninstalled before installing any new driver.
The motherboard driver is the driver for the chipset; the chipset driver is a necessity to make sure that the chipset works properly. The chipset is a vital part as it controls the high speed and low speed components of the system like the RAM, USB etc. The motherboard driver installs the originally shipped version of the Intel Chipset Device Software.
The driver for the Ethernet controller is very important; both the wired and wireless Ethernet controller drivers are needed for the proper functioning of the devices. The Ethernet controller is used to connect to other networks. The drivers for the Ethernet controllers are Marvell Ethernet Controller Driver for the wired version and Intel Wireless Wi-FI Network Connection Driver for the wireless version. Installing the correct driver is very important for the proper functioning of the controllers. Installing the updated version is always a better option.
Graphics drivers are needed to provide display to the system, the relevant drivers correct these problems. Color correction changes are not kept after resuming from sleep or hibernation, video distortion occurs after the system startup progress bar completes, DVD caption becomes pink while playing a DVD movie by using Windows Media Center. The desktop configuration setting automatically changes to ‘Extended Desktop’ mode after resuming from sleep or hibernation. The screen turns black for a few seconds. The driver for the Sony VAIO W series netbook is Intel Graphics Media Accelerator driver.