I tried it and had two problems. The touch pad and the Sprint 3g did not work. It is possible that both problems are due to my not being able to find the drivers at Sony support.
Has anyone tried this? Any idea where these other drivers are. If I get a chance to try again, I may be able to use something like Driver Genius to store and restore the drivers.
Some warnings for others trying the Windows 7 upgrade. Made a full image backup. Vista has a built in backup. PCmover recommends you run their backup. If you need to restore it, they want $40 dollars. They do not tell you about the Vista backup. I ran both. I would have been very pissed if I had had to pay them $40. Of course nobody give you an real install CD these days. I had to find a Vista restore disk image online. Then I had to install and run Torrent, to get the image. It dd work. PCmover fails to tell you about the $40. They also fail to point out that their undo function is of no use when you have done an upgrade in place. They suggest you run the backup, but do not explain why it is essential.
Also beware, if you use a tool such as the free EaseUS Disk Copy to produce a true bootable copy on another disk. Windows can screw you up if you reboot with the copy attached. You should never boot with both copies attached.
Joined: Feb 28, 2003
From: Chicago,IL, USA
Posted: 2009-12-29 19:32
Greetings and welcome.
Thanks for the review on trying Windows 7 on your Sony Vaio. Very good tips on performing a full image backup before attempting.
As far as the driver issue, I have read that in some cases WinXP and Vista drivers were working on Windows 7. Worth a shot.
Best of luck, Joe
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