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XP drivers install instructions for the VGN-TX5 series.

1) Please makes sure that :
a. The unit is connected on AC power
b. The Wireless switch on the front 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 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 completed enter windows and go to the downloaded Utilities folder
Install all 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 utilities folder and open the downloaded Drivers folder. Then open the Chipset folder to run the setup. When pop-ups appear with messages that it did not pass Windows Logo testing, press Continue Anyway. 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) 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

7) 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

8) Graphics installation :
a) Go to Start > Control Panel
b) Select Switch to classic view
c) Double click on “System”
d) Click on the tab Hardware and press on Device manager
e) In the List with ? Other devices, right-click on the Video Controller (VGA compatible) and select update driver
f) Select “No, Not this time” and press Next
g) Select “Install from a list or specific location” and press Next
h) Deselect “Search removable media”
i) Select “include this location in the search”. Press on browse and browse to the Drivers folder and then to the Video folder and press OK
j) Press Next
The screen can flash a couple of times during the installation, this is normal. Wait until the setup is completed and press Finish at the end of the install. Do not click any other screens during the installation! Restart the PC when done.

9) 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”

10) 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

11) 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

12) Memory stick Icon installation
a. Browse to the folder Drivers and then Memorystick Icon
b. Run the setup in the folder

13) 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

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 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

16) Sony USB Mouse driver installation
a. Browse to the folder Drivers and then USBMouse
b. Run the setup in the folder
c. Follow the on-screen instructions.


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

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

  • 9_Memorystick_Icon.zip

File architecture

  • 32 bit

File Size

  • 27.59 Kb

Release Date

  • 08-72-2007