Sony® VAIO Y Series Drivers for Windows® XP
Sony VAIO Y Series drivers for Windows XP
Sony VAIO Y Series laptops are light-weight laptops. These laptops use a number of device drivers or software drivers to communicate with hardware devices. Drivers are operating-system-specific. They act as a translator between devices and applications or operating systems that use those devices. Device drivers in Windows can run in two modes, kernel mode or user-mode. The device drivers running in kernel mode can provide security to the operating system from the applications that run in user mode. Sony VAIO Y Series laptops can work on Microsoft Windows XP. The drivers in this case will be compatible with Windows XP.
Mentioned below are some of the device drivers used in Sony VAIO Y series laptops with Windows XP and issues that can come in each of them:
- Graphics Driver
- Wireless LAN Driver
- Audio Driver
Sony VAIO Y series laptops with Windows XP use Intel Graphics Media Accelerators (GMA), Intel integrated graphic processors are built into motherboards. Intel GMA driver is needed to activate these processors which eliminate the use of graphics cards in Sony VAIO Y series laptops. One of the major issues you might encounter with the graphics driver is once you reinstall the driver. The programs might stop responding if you try to load them. This problem will not occur if your install the drivers in order and reboot your Sony VAIO Y series after installing each driver.
Wireless LAN Driver
Wireless LANs are used to connect devices in a network, without wires. Wireless LAN drivers are to be installed in your Sony VAIO Y series laptops to enable Wi-Fi connections in them. Laptops running on Windows XP are to use LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows XP. Sometimes your Windows XP might not recognize the LAN driver. In that case, go to 'Device Manager'. You will find a message which says 'Unknown Device'. Right-click on 'Unknown Device', then click properties and track down the driver using the driver ID seen there.
Audio drivers support the working of audio devices associated with your Sony VAIO Y series laptops. The audio driver for your laptop running on Windows XP is Realtek High Definition Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows XP. A common problem faced by users regarding the audio drivers is that after the reinstall of driver, the audio output might not function. This is a relatively simple problem that can be solved by going to ‘Sound’ settings and restoring the default settings.