Win7 Pro x86 Install Experience

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Win7 Pro x86 Install Experience

Postby Network25 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 18:55

Hello all,

I've been the owner of a Sony UX390N for about 2 years now. It came with Windows Vista Business, and I used the instructions and driver packages on this forum to roll back to Windows XP Professional. That install has served me well, but I felt it was time to try something new. I installed Windows 7 Pro x86 via a USB flash drive. The install was pretty smooth, with the exception of the Cingular WAN card and the camera driver. The Cingular WAN driver I got from Sull's Windows 7 package. When I unzipped it, the files were listed as encrypted. Driver installation would fail from the encrypted files. Once I decrypted the files, installation was smooth. The camera behaved a little differently. I tried a few different drivers available on this site, but the camera would always show up in device manager as "driver could not load" or some similar message. A reboot cleared this up (not totally sure why, but it worked). Now I have all devices installed and working correctly on my UX with Win7.

In regards to performance compared to XP, I would say that they are about neck and neck. The only additional software I have is an antivirus (Avast!), so that is probably helping keep my memory usage down. I typically see between 550 to 650MB of RAM in use at idle. I access my additional applications via a Citrix server from my UX, so I should be able to keep my UX running lean and smooth.

My opinion is that Win7 is a worthwhile upgrade and runs nice on a streamlined UX. If a lot of additional applications and disk space are needed, XP is probably the better OS.

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Postby Benz145 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 06:00

Considering that my old UX180 only has 512MB built-in, I'm terrified by the fact that Windows 7 eats up 550-650MB while idle! I suppose thats why Windows 7 requires 1GB of RAM : P. Glad to hear that it all went smoothly though.
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Postby ismaelsan » Wed Aug 17, 2011 05:25

Hello guys well I have been using my ux380fn with windows 7 ultimate and works fine and quickly but the only problem I have is the video driver but everything else is working well.

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Postby ismaelsan » Wed Aug 17, 2011 05:27

Ohh the Ram used while idle is about 400mb and I dont use windows Xp because my video driver works really badly and always appears the blue window.

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Postby roykeane479 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 02:15

I have ux280p, win 7 is smooth but i can't find driver and software for camera & wwan.

Help me!!!

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Postby ceehoppy1st » Tue Aug 23, 2011 05:38

Download this driver pack (Gabe's ver 1.2)
This has all the drivers & utilities for the camera (& almost everything else) BUT look at the readme file first.

For the WWAN modem you might have to go to sony esupport & get a vista driver for your 280 :
I have heard that should work with win7 (I never used the WWAN on my UX)
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Postby shotgun21 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 18:40

For Win 7 pro 64bits? anything?

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