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I have a Sony Vaio VPCEB19FX, which has an A222GVPJ motherboard with AMI Aptio Version 1.28.1119, BIOS Version R0300Y8, EC Version K0300Y8, and ME Version 22.214.171.1245 ©2008 Legacy-type BIOS wi Version . I have seen issues reported with booting from USB in this BIOS. I have also seen some specific processor requirements (PAE, NX, and SSE2) and BIOS requirements (NX Bit). Some say non-UEFI BIOS will not work and others say it just limits Win 10 functionality. Others say that AMI BIOS will work and others that you just need to make sure the BIOS will allow a USB boot, by changing a hidden setting to allow the system to boot from USB. This computer meets all other Win 10 requirements, but there is no recent BIOS to flash and I can't see a way to turn on UEFI from BIOS. The manufacturer (Sony) doesn't mention this PC in "supported" PCs able to upgrade to Win 10. The computer is fast and smooth, for an old laptop. To the questions... 1) Is UEFI required? Does Win 10 require anything specific of BIOS? 2) Is the decision by Sony to not list my model due to drivers, UEFI, or just that it has not been tested and, therefore, not officially supported? 3) Is there AMI-specific problem upgrading to Win 10? Am I safe to upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10, with these things in mind? Please help! Thanks in advance!
Hello I want to upgrade My Laptob Sony Vaio PCG-7181M CPU from Intel Core i3 2350 2.3GHz to Intel Core i5 (2.5GHz - 3GHz) but I need to be confident before buying one so I choose the support to help me to find one Thanks for any answer
I have aquired an old, but still good looking, Sony Vaio PCV-W1/G all in one computer and am interested in upgrade possibilities. I understand that this PC will be taking many back in time a bit but it looks too good to be binned. I have decided to use linux as an OS as opposed to any windows variant and managed to load Linux Mint 32 bit which works very well with the exception of video playback, both saved to HD and online video content. I know Sony did not release specific drivers for this PC after XP and those are not even compatible even in xp mode with windows 7. Does any bright spark have any clues as to getting a better driver than the one supplied within Linux mint or a workaround? (the supplied driver works better than with the one windows 7 utilises).Last resort, a better driver for use with windows 7 than the original Sony one. Rather oddly, all of my research stated that this pc can only handle a max total of 1gb of ram, I have added two 1gb sticks and all seems fine. Any advice appreciated to keep this pc running.