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Your laptop would be a wonderful candidate for Windows 7. Sony is doing a great job with driver updates and most things should work 100% right out of the box. If you have Vista, you can choose the upgrade version. If you have XP, you will need to do a clean install, Windows 7 will save your personal files and old windows installation on the "C" drive and will list it as windows.old, I would suggest though that you back up every file you want on an external drive before you start.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 30, 2016


The drivers are available at the manufacturers web site.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Dec 10, 2013


You can download the WEBcam and device drivers from the Sony WEB site.
Select your model notebook and the Windows drivers you require. Please click on this link to the Sony support WEB site :-
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/select-system.pl?PRODTYPE=1,24,72&DIRECTOR=DRIVER

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Apr 01, 2012


Look in your device manager and see if the webcam is showing up under Imaging Devices.

Get onlineand got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "AcerSupport" (without the quotes). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system when requested. Download andinstall the drivers.You can always download Manycam and install it. Go towww.google.com and in the search box type: "download.cnet.com"(without the quotes). Click on the link to go to the site. When thesite opens look down on the left and you will see a gray area that says FindSoftware. Type "Manycam" (without the quotes) in the whitesearch area then hit the search mirror. When it brings back your resultslook for the one that says ManyCam Virtual Webcam. Down load it andinstall it. Make sure you remove the check box on any junky programs itwould like to install. You only want to install ManyCam, no additionswhatsoever during the install. ManyCam is totally FREE and easy to use,and you will always know where your webcam software is.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Mar 31, 2012


Look in your device manager and see if the webcam is showing up under Imaging Devices.

Get onlineand got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "AcerSupport" (without the quotes). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system when requested. Download andinstall the drivers.You can always download Manycam and install it. Go towww.google.com and in the search box type: "download.cnet.com"(without the quotes). Click on the link to go to the site. When thesite opens look down on the left and you will see a gray area that says FindSoftware. Type "Manycam" (without the quotes) in the whitesearch area then hit the search mirror. When it brings back your resultslook for the one that says ManyCam Virtual Webcam. Down load it andinstall it. Make sure you remove the check box on any junky programs itwould like to install. You only want to install ManyCam, no additionswhatsoever during the install. ManyCam is totally FREE and easy to use,and you will always know where your webcam software is.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Mar 31, 2012


Hi.
You may download the Driver for the in-built Camera by clicking on the below link:
Windows Vista Home Premium:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNSZ480&upd_id=2397&os_id=28
Windows XP:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNSZ480&upd_id=3020&os_id=7
Windows Vista Business:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNSZ480&upd_id=2397&os_id=29
Please restart the Computer after installing the Camera Driver.
It is required to restart the Computer for the settings to be enabled.
Hope this helps.
Please feel free to contact for further information and assistance

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Nov 28, 2010


Hi salkh10,

The Motion Eye Camera on the Computer will be enabled automatically when the Computer starts. You will need to open the "ArcSoft WebCam Companion" Software to use the Camera.

You can locate the ArcSoft WebCam Companion Software by click "Start", "All Programs", "ArcSoft Webcam Companion".

This should help you to use the Camera.

If the Camera is not working in the Webcam Compnion Software, you may need to re-install the Drivers and Applications to fix it. Please try using the Application to check if that works.

If not, please post back with the version of the Operating System installed in the Computer.

Thanks,

Good Luck!

Thanks for using FixYa.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Oct 21, 2010


If this is a persistant problem, check your ram memory installation .this sounds like a malfunction .Replace if you can

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Sep 06, 2010


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Sony VAIO... | Answered on Mar 30, 2010


Bluescreen occurs becoause of compatibilty issue.
check this link out : http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/os7upgrade.pl?mdl=VGNSZ480

It may help you in taking further action.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Dec 29, 2009


This problem is usually caused by a corrupted download.

I downloaded this file as a test just now from the following location and it worked perfectly. If you downloaded your driver from a different location , I suggest you try this site as it is the official download page.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNSZ480&upd_id=2397&os_id=28

If this gives you the same result , the problem might be with your computer. This problem also often occurs when a computer is infected with a virus. For a fast way to find out if this is the case, I suggest you try the trial version of bit defender at http://www.bitdefender.com/site/Downloads/. After the setup is complete, run a full virus scan and if a virus is detected , it will be removed. Then just redownload the driver and install it.

I hope this information is helpful and please feel free to contact me if you require more information.

Kind Regards
Stephan

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Oct 05, 2009


make sure you are well connected to the camera, and its usb port or firewall port are working,, to which ever you connect and check all drivers are installed,, and camera is also,, On

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Sep 28, 2009


What OS are you running? Have you tried to upgrade drivers of you machine? Also you should try any firmware upgrade before you use the warranty.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Sep 01, 2009


This IS very likely a hardware problem. I'm not very sure about your model but I know that many SZ users w/ G84xx/G86xx NVIDIA card out there are having similar problem -- could be due to NVIDIA chip failure.

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/07/09/nvidia-g84-g86-bad

Sony had just acknowledged this problem (failed G84/G86 NVIDIA chips) recently but unfortunately SZ series models were not included in the list.

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1528907/sony-admits-failing-nvidia-chips-months-late

In case you're using SZ model and are having G84/G86 nvidia card, just give sony service center a call, at least to let them take your issue into their record.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Aug 19, 2009


Yes it is really plug into slot and use but it won't work at all if you won't install drivers. So please go to Sony's website and choose your model there and then download n install drivers. Thats it. Simple or not ?

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jul 21, 2009


Find the cards on my computer when you insert them, right click on each of them and choose properties, check the box that says autoplay and you are set.

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jul 09, 2009


dells setup is usually F2 setup or F12boot options

Sony VAIO... | Answered on Jun 25, 2009

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