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W8Pro For VGN-FZ230E (PCG394L)

Could W8Pro for VGN-FZ230E (PCG394L) be used in this computer if the memory was upgraded?

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Re: W8Pro For VGN-FZ230E (PCG394L)

Hi BeanerECMO,

 

Welcome to Sony Community!

 

Windows 8 operating system can't be used for this model because there are no drivers that will support it. This may also cause several issues on its functionality when you upgrade it. 

 

If think it's possible, my best recommendation is to get some help from experienced people, Sony service center or a trustworthy computer repair service in your area but again no driver that will support Windows 8 operating system. 

 

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Jen

 

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Re: W8Pro For VGN-FZ230E (PCG394L)

Thank you. Will it take 7 or XP?

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Hi BeanerECMO,

 

It takes Windows 7 64 bit. Please refer to the link below for further details, you will also view clean install instructions or upgrade instructions for Windows® 7 in this link.

 

https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=VGNFZ230E&template_id=1&region_id=1&tab=download#/d...

 

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Would it take W7Pro 64 with 4gbRAM? Nevermind. I'll W7HP x64.

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Re: W8Pro For VGN-FZ230E (PCG394L)

Just for info; I cloned my W10Pro and put the HD in the Vaio. It booted up with no problems. I did not give it the full 'driving' test, but I could use some of the major functions; e.g., MSO 2013, all the MS browsersand Chrome.

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