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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • VGN-Z17GN
  • VGN-Z12GN
  • VGN-Z16GN
  • VGN-Z12MN
  • VGN-Z16SN
  • VGN-Z13GN
  • VGN-Z17GN
  • VGN-Z12GN
  • VGN-Z16GN
  • VGN-Z12MN
  • VGN-Z16SN
  • VGN-Z13GN

File Info

File Name

  • To install Windows XP Applications for VGN-Z1 Series

File Size

  • 125.0MB

Release Date

  • 2008-08-22

System Requirements

  • Windows XP

Download

IMPORTANT: Before proceeding with the upgrade, disconnect all external hardware devices, including PC Cards etc

Note: Before proceeding, ensure that the VAIO computer is operated using the supplied AC adapter.
Note: Save all data/files and close all running programs

Please note that when installing either of the Windows XP versions, users may no longer have access to some preinstalled software or will not be able to use some of preinstalled functions.
Below are the functions that are confirmed to be unusable once users downgrade to Windows XP on VGN-Z1 Series:
1. HDD Protection function cannot be used
2. Fn+F9/Fn+F10 function cannot be used. 
3. HDMI function maybe cannot be used.
4. RAID function cannot be used.
5. When switching the graphics mode such as from Speed mode to STAMINA mode the system will not prompt to restart the unit. Please restart the unit manually immediately.

 

Install

Details

Download the applications.zip (125 MB) to a temporary or download directory  (Please note this directory for reference. Make sure the size of the downloaded file is the same as indicated. If the size is different, please download the file again.) Then launch and install the file as below.

Sony Shared Library
1. Execute \ applications \Sony_Shared_Library.EXE.
2. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
3. At the License Agreement dialog, read the agreement. Click I Agree to continue with the installation.
NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
4. When the installation finishes, please restart the computer if needed.

Sony Utilities DLL
1. Execute \ applications \Sony_Utilities_DLL.EXE.
2. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
3. At the License Agreement dialog, read the agreement. Click I Agree to continue with the installation.
NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
4. When the installation finishes, please restart the computer if needed.

VAIO Event Service
1. Execute \ applications \VAIO_Event_Service.EXE.
2. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
3. At the License Agreement dialog, read the agreement. Click I Agree to continue with the installation.
NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
4. When the installation finishes, please restart the computer if needed.

Setting Utility Series
1. Execute \ applications \Setting_Utility_Series.EXE.
2. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
3. At the License Agreement dialog, read the agreement. Click I Agree to continue with the installation.
NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
4. When the installation finishes, please restart the computer if needed.

VAIOControl Center
1. Execute \ applications \VAIO_Control_Center.EXE.
2. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
3. At the License Agreement dialog, read the agreement. Click I Agree to continue with the installation.
NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
4. When the installation finishes, please restart the computer if needed.

BatteryCare
1. Execute \ applications \Battery_Care.EXE.
2. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
3. At the License Agreement dialog, read the agreement. Click I Agree to continue with the installation.
NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
4. When the installation finishes, please restart the computer if needed.

BatteryChecker Tool
1. Execute \ applications \Battery_Checker.EXE.
2. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
3. At the License Agreement dialog, read the agreement. Click I Agree to continue with the installation.
NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
4. When the installation finishes, please restart the computer if needed.

Infineon
1. Execute \ applications \Infineon.EXE.
2. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
3. At the License Agreement dialog, read the agreement. Click I Agree to continue with the installation.
NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
4. When the installation finishes, please restart the computer if needed.

Intel Matrix Storage Manager
1. Execute \ applications \Intel_Matrix_Storage_Manager.exe.
2. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
3. At the License Agreement dialog, read the agreement. Click I Agree to continue with the installation.
NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
4. When the installation finishes, please restart the computer if needed.

SuiteQL
1. Execute \ applications \SuiteQL-AP.exe.
2. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
3. At the License Agreement dialog, read the agreement. Click I Agree to continue with the installation.
NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
4. When the installation finishes, please restart the computer if needed.

VAIO Power Management
1. Execute \ applications \VAIO_Power_Management.EXE.
2. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
3. At the License Agreement dialog, read the agreement. Click I Agree to continue with the installation.
NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
4. When the installation finishes, please restart the computer if needed.

VAIO Update
1. Execute \ applications \VAIO_Update.EXE.
2. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
3. At the License Agreement dialog, read the agreement. Click I Agree to continue with the installation.
NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
4. When the installation finishes, please restart the computer if needed.

Wireless Switch Setting Utility
1. Execute \ applications \Wireless_Switch_Setting_Utility.EXE.
2. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
3. At the License Agreement dialog, read the agreement. Click I Agree to continue with the installation.
NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
4. When the installation finishes, please restart the computer if needed.