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 Drivers for VGN-Z1 Series

File Size

  • 306.0MB

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 drivers.zip (306 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.

Chipset Software Installation Utility
1. Execute \ drivers \Chipset.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 Video Driver
Set video card to "STAMINA" and then restart the machine.
1. Execute \ drivers \Graphicsr(Intel).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.

NVIDIA Video Driver
Set video card to "Speed" and then restart the machine.
1. Execute \ drivers \Graphicsr(NVIDIA).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.

AUDIO Driver
1. Execute \ drivers \Audio.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 Network driver
1. Execute \ drivers \Ethernet(Intel).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.

Marvell Network driver
Ensure the computer is connected to the docking station before installing this driver. Otherwise, please skip this driver.
1. Execute \ drivers \LAN-Marvell-Docking.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.

Fingerprint driver
1. Execute \ drivers \Fingerprint.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.

MemoryStick Driver
1. Execute \ drivers \Memory_card.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.

Microsoft Core XML Services
1. Execute \ drivers \Microsoft_Core_XML_Services.msi.
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.

Modemdriver
1. Execute \ drivers \Modem.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.

Memory Stick Icon
1. Execute \ drivers \MSIcon.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.

Alps Pointing device for VAIO
1. Execute \ drivers \Pointing.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.

SD Driver
1. Execute \ drivers \SD_Driver.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 NC
1. Execute \ drivers \SONYNC.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.

SONYPI
1. Execute \ drivers \SONYPI.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.

TPM driver
1. Execute \ drivers \TPM.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.

WindowsInstaller-KB893803
1. Execute \ drivers \WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.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.

Atheros WirelessLAN Driver
Check that the current Wireless device is Atheros Wireless and proceed to download and install this driver. If the Wireless device is Intel Wireless , please skip this driver.
1. Execute \ drivers \Wireless_LAN(Atheros).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 WirelessLAN Driver
Check that the current Wireless device is Intel Wireless and proceed to download and install this driver. If the Wireless device is Atheros Wireless ,please skip this driver.

1. Download Microsoft MSXML 6.0 and Windows Installer 3.14 basic following URL:

Microsoft MSXML 6.0 : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=993c0bcf-3bcf-4009-be21-27e85e1857b1

Windows Installer 3.14 : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=889482fc-5f56-4a38-b838-de776fd4138c

2. Install these 2 hotfix on the unit.
3. Execute \ drivers \Wireless_LAN(Intel).EXE.
4. Follow the installation wizard that appears.
5. 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.
6. When the installation finishes, please restart the computer if needed.

Camera Module Driver
1. Execute \ drivers \Camera.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.

Bluetooth Driver
Set the H/W wireless LAN button to the ON position before installing the Bluetooth device.
1. Execute \ drivers \Bluetooth.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.