Drivers Windows® XP in Sony® VAIO Z Series
Installing Windows XP drivers in the Sony VAIO Z Series
Having been built for true business mobility to accommodate on-the move business executives with deadlines to beat, this laptop has indeed lived up to its name. Its design speaks for itself. The newly designed keyboard is backlit with LED illumination enabling an astonishing view of the keyboard keys when in a darkly lit room such as while in bed at night, in an airplane cabin and any other room that may be not well lit. Added to this is the 2.66GHz Intel® Core i7 turbo boost processor with 8 GB of RAM and 500 GB of hard disk capacity and expansion slots to ensure external connectivity. Pre-installed is the Windows 7 operating system platform to ensure that you get the maximum out of the notebook. However, there are still a number of users still not in any hurry to cross over to Windows 7 and would rather stick to Windows XP. If by any chance you fall in that category, you do not have to worry with issues concerning drivers due to an operating system change.
Discussed here are the guidelines to install drivers in the laptop while running Windows XP and the things to keep in mind -
- What to know before installing drivers
- Installing drivers
- Tips to ensure compatibility
What to know before installing drivers
Drivers are sets of software that provides an interface between hardware components installed in the PC and the operating system by interpreting instructions and commands. Given the fact that there are a number of operating systems available in the market and as there is no standard one, manufacturers code drivers based on operating system. As you download drivers, ensure that you get the right version for the operating system running. Moreover, take note of the hardware chipset installed as these change with time and so do the drivers.
Shipped along with the PC is a system recovery disk to be used to restore the computer back to manufacturer’s default in case of a reinstall. The CD contains all the necessary supporting hardware programs and to install, all that is required is to insert the CD in the CD/DVD drive and wait for the autorun to initialize. In the run window, select driver installation. It is a systematic installation process for all the internal hardware components such as sound, graphics, network and universal serial bus controllers. With each complete installation, the system will prompt for a reboot in order for the changes to take place. Click restart to allow the reboot as it will resume until the user is satisfied that all the necessary drivers have been installed.
Tips to ensure compatibility
After completing this successfully, update the drivers online so that in case there is outdated software installed, they are brought to par with the latest releases.