SONY VAIO Software for my FW Series Notebook


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.
    2. VAIO® Control Center Software
  3. VAIO® Original Function Settings Software
  4. VAIO® Location Utility
  5. VAIO® Event Service
  6. VAIO® Presentation Support
  7. VAIO® Entertainment Platform Software

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.

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

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.

Skin changes under Ubuntu VMware Machine

More info: Official VAIO FW Series Owners Thread (

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