Applicable Models

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

File Info

File Name

  • To download the installation User Manual for VGN-Z1 Series

File Size

  • 0.0MB

Release Date

  • 2008-08-22

System Requirements

  • Windows XP


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.




Please refer to the installation User manual to install the XP Downgrade drivers and applications.