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XP drivers install instructions for the VGN-CR1x series.
Note :
For your Vaio we have released only the XP Drivers. There are no plans to release any other applications or utilities (like hotkey applications, power management etc) for XP.

1) Please makes sure that :
a. The unit is connected on AC power
b. The Wireless switch on the left side of the unit is switched on.
c. No 3rd party hardware is connected / installed on the unit when starting this process.

2) Install Windows XP Professional with SP2
! Important notes :
a. In case you still would like to recover using F10 from the hard disk to the original Vista preinstalled operating system, please leave the recovery partition in tact.
b. In case you would like to free up some space and remove the recovery partition, please make sure to first create a set of recovery discs using the Recovery wizard in your Vista preinstalled installation.
c. We recommend to quick format the partition you wish to install Windows XP on to avoid conflicts with the preinstalled OS.

3) Open the downloaded Drivers folder. Then open the Chipset folder to run the setup. Follow the on-screen instructions, when the setup is completed, press finish to restart the PC

4) Audio driver installation :
a. After the reboot, open the Drivers folder, then the audio folder, open folder 1 and run the “KB835221 – Audio hotfix” file and follow the install instructions.
b. 2 Found new hardware dialogs will pop up. Press cancel on these screens
c. Press finish on the KB835221 setup wizard screen
d. Go back out of folder 1 and open folder 2
e. Run the setup file in this folder. Follow the on-screen instructions.
f. Restart the system when prompted to.

5) A Found new hardware dialog will appear after the reboot (Modem installation).
a. Select No, not this time and press next
b. It will want to install a Modem device. Select “Install from a list of specific location” and press next
c. Select “Search for the best driver in these locations”
d. Deselect “Search removable media”
e. Select “include this location in the search”. Press on browse and browse to the modem folder in the Drivers folder and press OK
f. Click on next to continue
g. A Pop-up will appear, please press on “Continue Anyway”
h. Press on Finish to complete the installation

6) Bluetooth installation :
a. Open the Drivers folder and open the Bluetooth folder
b. Run the setup program. Follow the on-screen instructions
c. Reboot the PC when requested at the end of the installation
d. After the reboot you might hear some sounds, this is from installing further Bluetooth components, please ignore this.

7) Graphics installation :
a) Open the Video folder
b) Run the setup file from the folder
c) Reboot when finished

8) Wireless LAN drivers installation:
a. Browse to the folder Drivers and then WirelessLAN
b. Double click on the iProInst icon to start the setup
c. Select Install Software
d. Select, after licence Agreement, “Typical” and press Next
e. Press Ok on the “Install default components?”
f. Press Ok when the install is completed

Other drivers installations :

Open the Device manager :
g. Go to Start > Control Panel
h. Double click on “System”
i. Click on the Hardware tab and click on “Device Manager”

9) Network controller driver installation:
a. Right click on the Ethernet Controller item under Other devices and select Update driver
b. Select “No, not this time” and press Next
c. Select “Install from a specific location” and press Next
d. Click on Browse and browse to the Drivers folder and select there the Network folder and press Ok
e. Click on next and select “Continue Anyway” on the warning screen
f. Click on Finish when done

10) Mass Storage controller (Memorystick):
a. Right click on the first Base system device item under Other devices and select Update driver
b. Select “No, not this time” and press Next
c. Select “Install from a specific location” and press Next
d. Click on Browse and browse to the Drivers folder and select there the Memory card ReaderWriter folder and press Ok
e. Click on Next
f. Click on Finish when done

11) Memorystick icon patch
a. Open the folder Memory card ReaderWriter Registry Patch
b. Run the setup file in there

12) Touchpad driver :
a. Go to Start > Control Panel
b. Double click on “System”
c. Click on the Hardware tab and click on “Device Manager”
d. Click on the + before Mice and other pointing devices
e. Right click on the PS/2 Compatible mouse item and select Update driver
f. Select “No, not this time” and press Next
g. Select “Install from a specific location” and press Next
h. Click on Browse and browse to the Drivers folder and select there the Pointing folder and press Ok
i. Click on Next
j. Click on Finish when done
k. Restart the PC

13) Camera driver installation:
a. Open the camera folder
b. Run the install file from that folder
c. Press “Continue Anyway” 2X on the warning screens
d. During the installation you might receive an error message, press OK to continue

14) Notebook control driver installation :
a. Go to Start > Control Panel
b. Double click on “System”
c. Click on the Hardware tab and click on “Device Manager”
d. Click on the + before Human interface devices
e. Right click on “Sony Notebook Interface Device” and select Update driver
f. Select in the Wizard “No, not this time” and press Next
g. Select “Install from a list or a specific location” and press Next
h. Select “Don’t search, I will choose the driver to install” and press Next
i. Press on “Have Disk…”
j. Browse to the folder Drivers and then SonyNC and press Open
k. Click on the file SonyNC and press Open
l. Click on OK
m. Press Finish and reboot the PC when done.

15) Sony Image filter:
a. Open the folder Sony Image Filter
b. Run the Install file

This completes the XP downgrade setup.
Important note : DVD playback is not natively supported in Windows XP, so a separate program is needed in order to playback DVD movies. This software will not be supplied by Sony.

File Info

File Name

  • 9Memory_Card_ReaderWriter_Registry_Patch.zip

File architecture

  • 32 bit

File Size

  • 27.73 Kb

Release Date

  • 49-81-2007