SONY VAIO Software for my FW Series Notebook

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Today I decided to install some of the updated SONY utilities and other software that was originally on my notebook before I did a clean install of Windows 7. (This was written based on my experience installing on a VGN-FW290 notebook with the 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate operating system)

Download and install the VGN-FW290 software from the SONY support website in the following order.

Select Your Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

  1. Sony Shared Library – SOASSL-70189398-US.EXE
  2. Notebook Control and Utilities
    1. Setting Utilities Series, Fn Keys and Vaio Control Center.
      SOASUS-70201315-US.EXE
    2. VAIO® Control Center Software
      SOAVCC-70192539-US.EXE
  3. VAIO® Original Function Settings Software
    SOAOTH-70189922-US.EXE
  4. VAIO® Location Utility
    SOAOTH-70189504-US.EXE
  5. VAIO® Event Service
    SOAVES-70192615-US.EXE
  6. VAIO® Presentation Support
    SOAOTH-70189620-US.EXE
  7. VAIO® Entertainment Platform Software
    SOAVEP-70196575-US.EXE

Select Your Operating System: Microsoft® Windows Vista 64-bit. (since the following is not available for Windows 7 yet)

  1. Original – Arcsoft WebCam Companion® Software.
    SOAVCU-15458700-64.EXE

Search the SONY site for “SODSNC-14727000-64” to get the download page for the 64 bit Sony® Firmware Extension Parser

  1. Sony® Firmware Extension Parser
    SODSNC-14727000-64.EXE

In Control Panel | Power Options, check if the brightness control slide is working.

Restart and check functionality of the built in function and multimedia keys (S1*, volume -/+, mute, magnify, brightness control, etc.). The S1 key can be set with the Vaio Control Center | Special Buttons option.

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More info: Official VAIO FW Series Owners Thread (forum.notebookreview.com).

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Jim Frenette

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