Question about Sony VAIO VGN-CS215J/W Notebook

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I need to know if my laptop will have full functionality on Win 7

The model if my laptop is VGN-CS215J ( Sony VAIO ) someone do the upgrade with this one?
Is my mom laptop and she use it to chat, word, power point, etc. but now is too slow and i think the best is format it, and upgrade to win7 in the process but my mom is not an expert so i dont want that some incompatibility problems bother she, so i want to know if it will be totally functional.
I had done this upgrade in my dell and all is fine, but a friend of mine do the same with a HP and he get a bug with the battery and now he only can live with it, he can't fix it, hp neither
So if you upgrade your vaio and all works fine, let me now please.
OS Win Vista Home premium 64 bits now, i have the disc and license for Win 7 professional 64 bits.

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HI There,

The easiest way I know for you to check for compatibility issues is the let the Windows 7 install disk do the work for you. If you load the disk, and begin the install process, you will soon be at a window that offers you an automatic compatibilty check and resulting report with instructions.

Why don't you give that a try after visiting the Sony VAIO support site listing the Drivers and Downloads for your machine under the OS you intend to install, in this case W7 64 Bit. If you see a full compliment of drivers for your VAIO that covers all its hardware, your upgrade will likely have a good chance for success. If the site Doesn't seem to have much of anything for W7 then I'd be very hesitant to go for the upgrade unless you really take the time to look up a number of blogs for your machine and see if all the correct drivers can be collected BEFORE beginning.

Best Wishes

Posted on Jul 17, 2010


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