Sony Vaio "FN" Keys

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  1. kemical

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    Hey kemical, i've been searching but with no results.... but, where is the site to download the drivers for the vista os?
     
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    Hi,
    whats your system spec?
     
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    vista 64bit
     
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    LOl... No.... what type of computer do you have? Can you list the make/model?
     
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    Thankyou for the info'

    If you check the drivers found here: Vaio : Sony Europe

    Have you applied them all?
    or

    Failing that why not try contacting Sony? They have a section for it...
     
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    Hey guys...don't mean to butt in to the discussion...i had a similar issue....on my Vaio and FN keys...i got it working....and if I remember correctly...install "Sony Shared Utilities" first and then the " Sony Notebook Utilities".......i think it might prompt u to restart inbetween......I know for a fact that the above two were the very last two drivers I installed and got it running ok....

    Also if I recall correctly u need to right click on the driver and run as "Admin" in "Vista Compatibility mode" (maynot be the exact wording but something to that effect)....hope it helps....somewhat..

    best regards
     
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    Great post! I hope this helps the users looking for solutions in this area..
     
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    i am a bit confused about that ... does the "download all sony drivers for vista"-point mean that i also install them all at once and install the Sony-programs afterwards or do i install the sony programs first and install all the drivers afterwards?
     
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    I have a VGN-FW285D running Windows 7 RC (Build 7100). I have NOT installed any of the Sony software yet, but I notice that the "extra" keys (S1 etc) do seem to work, but there is no visual feedback. On the other hand, the Fn keys in general DON'T work (exception so far is the FN2, i.e. mute). I've simply put this down to "f&^%ing SONY and ignored it.
     
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    LOL! [​IMG]
     
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    Yes,, Sony sucks. They used to have those key drivers in the Sony Restore disk, to where if you did not install sony's restore disk, they would not install. o way to d/l them, no other way to get them. But I do think this has changed, only now, you have to install things in a particualr order and they don't tell you that order. Sony sucks period.
     
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    I reinstall my pc with Windows 7 but 32 bit version, and it works perfectly even after installation of Event, and Shared Library files....

    But not with 64 bit ...... why .......what is wrong ...with Vaio ..:redface: :confused:
     
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    I guess they are not ready for 64bit os's yet?
     
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    I'm only running 32-bit Windows 7, but i couldn't get the VAIO Control Center to show the settings for the S1 and S2 buttons, as I wanted to configure S1 to launch Firefox instead of the screen brightness level. I managed to get this working by launching the VAIO Control Center as Administrative user.

    This was after I installed the other VAIO/Sony software as described in this thread, and the order is important too!
     
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    Finally! i have been struggling with this since i downgraded to XP, and now on windows 7.. my entire brightness control was hone.. nto even through nvidia panel or whatever..
    the FN keys are still not working.. but now i can use the slider from personalization to configure my brightness..

    Thanks a lot

    ps: working on: vgn-nr21s/s
     
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    Hi Floady,
    welcome to the forum..:)

    Glad the info helped you out..
     

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