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XP drivers install instructions for the VGN-SZ4 and VGN-SZ5 series
Note :
After the complete installation following the below instructions you will see in My computer a SD/MMC icon. This is due to the fact that the Memory stick duo controller can also control a SD/MMC card. This slot is however not installed in our unit. During the Windows installation however it is detected and installed. Please ignore this icon since it has no function.

1) Make sure that :
a. the Vaio is set on Stamina mode, by moving the switch above the keyboard to Stamina (by default it is set to Speed mode)
b. the Wireless switch above the keyboard is switched on.
c. The unit is connected on AC power
d. No 3rd party hardware is connected / installed on the unit when starting this process.

2) Install Windows XP Professional with SP2
! Important note :
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) When the windows XP setup is complete enter windows and go to the downloaded Utilities folder
Install the utilities in the correct order. Starting with Utilities folder 1
a. When during the setup the system asks to reboot, please do so and continue with the next folder when back in windows.
b. When installing the Vaio Event Service, please select the typical install

4) When the utilities are reinstalled exit the applications folder and open the downloaded Drivers folder. Then open the Chipset folder to run the setup. When the setup is completed, press finish to restart the PC

5) 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.

6) Bluetooth installation :
a. Exit the Folder 2 and the Audio subfolder 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

7) 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


8) Graphics installation :
a. Since we are in Stamina mode we will first install the Intel Graphics driver:
i. Go to Start > Control Panel
ii. Select Switch to classic view
iii. Double click on “System”
iv. Click on the tab Hardware and press on Device manager
v. In the List with ? Other devices, right-click on the Video Controller (VGA compatible) and select update driver
vi. Select “No, Not this time” and press Next
vii. Select “Install from a list or specific location” and press Next
viii. Deselect “Search removable media”
ix. Select “include this location in the search”. Press on browse and browse to the Drivers folder and then to the Video1 folder and press OK
x. Press Next
xi. The screen can flash a couple of times during the installation, this is normal Press Finish at the end of the install

b. Now switch the Stamina/Speed switch above the keyboard to Speed. Select restart now to switch to speed mode.

c. When windows has restarted a Found new hardware wizard will pop-up.
i. Select “No, Not this time” and press Next
ii. Select “Install from a list or specific location” and press Next
iii. Deselect “Search removable media”
iv. Select “include this location in the search”. Press on browse and browse to the Drivers folder and then to the Video2 folder and press OK
v. Press Next
vi. The screen can flash a couple of times during the installation, this is normal Press Finish at the end of the install
d. When this is finished another Found new hardware pop-up windows can appear.
i. Select “Yes, this time only” and press Next
ii. Select “Install the software automatically” and press Next
iii. Press Finish then the installation is complete.
e. Windows will prompt you to restart the system, please press Yes to restart

9) Wireless LAN drivers installation:
a. Browse to the folder Drivers and then open the WirelessLAN folder
b. Double click the to start the setup
c. Select Install Software
d. Select, after licence Agreement, “Typical” and press Next
e. Press Ok when the install is completed
f. Press Ok and restart the PC.

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”

10) Camera driver installation :
a. Click on the + before Imaging devices
b. Right click on “USB Video Device” and select Update driver
c. Select in the Wizard “No, not this time” and press Next
d. Select “Install from a list or a specific location” and press Next
e. Select “Don’t search, I will choose the driver to install” and press Next
f. Press on “Have Disk…”
g. Browse to the folder Drivers and then Camera and press Open
h. Click on next and select “Continue Anyway” on the warning screen
i. Press Finish when done.


11) 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
f. Click on Finish when done


12) Mass Storage controller (Memorystick):
a. Right click on the Mass Storage 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 FlashMedia folder and press Ok
e. Click on Next
f. Click on Finish when done
g. Restart the PC

13) Memory stick Icon installation
a. Browse to the folder Drivers and then Memorystick Icon on the XP drivers disc
b. Run the setup in the folder

14) 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


15) 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.

16) Sony i/o 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 Programmable I/O control 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 SonyPI and press Open
k. Click on the file SonyPI and press Open
l. Click on OK

17) TPM module installation
Note :Only applicable in case you did not install the optional TMP utility
a. Right click on the Unknown 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 TPM folder and press Ok
e. Click on Next
f. Click on Finish when done

18) For units delivered with a WAN card
! Important note :
Before you insert the card, please follow first the below software installation instructions.

Click on your country to be directed to the local bundled provider to get there latest WAN connection manager.
i.United Kingdom(click on the link Software herunterladen )
ii.Germany
iii.Austria
iv.France(Select the Novatel XU870 as WAN card.)

This completes the XP downgrade setup.


Important notes :
* 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.
* In Windows XP only CD burning is natively supported, for DVD burning a separate program is needed. This software will not be supplied by Sony.

File Info

File Name

  • Optional_Infineon_TPM_Professional_Package.zip

File architecture

  • 32 bit

File Size

  • 24.95 Mb

Release Date

  • 01-72-2007
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