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Message 51 of 83 (2,234 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL137FX, using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT330M- works for 2 days

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I dont have Vaio update or any Vaio related sofwtare..

I dont think they have any support for windows 10..

Its basically a clean install from windows 7, Only thing i kept was my fdata files..

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Message 52 of 83 (2,202 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL137FX, using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT330M- works for 2 days

Okay!

My advice is to modify the nvaci.inf instead. Before you do that, remember to reset the already modified nvszci.inf! Then assign the following section numbers to your device inside the nvaci.inf respectively:

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.0]
... = Section030, ...

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1]

... = Section027, ...

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.2]
... = Section028, ...

[NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.3]
... = Section029, ...

Don't forget to label your device at the [Strings] section:

[Strings]
... = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M                "

 

16 spaces between 330M and ".

The GT 330M and the GT 240M are based on the same GT216 core:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-330M.22437.0.html
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-240M.17654.0.html
Maybe that is the reason why you have to assign the same driver sections to the GT 330M (device id: 0A29) as i did for the GT 240M (device id: 0A34) within the nvaci.inf. I hope this attempt will solve your problem.

Good luck!

Joutungwu

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Message 53 of 83 (2,009 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL137FX, using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT330M- works for 2 days

i followed all the steps and was able to get the driver 341.92 to install. i tried it with 353.62 which only has a section for windows 10 but could not. always gave installation failed. the 341.92 is for win 8.1 pro if i am not mistaken.

 

i need this sonly to get my HDMI working so i can work on my big display and to get the systems working faster and more stable, as currently it seems laging, even after upgrading to windows 10. windows 10 from experience with other systems, made them more nimble. I have no other requirements. no gaming or anything else.

 

However after succeeding with 341.92, the system restarts and i get a black screen with a wait curser that is endlessly looping with nothing to do. ctrl+alt+del does not work, switching, windows key + x + R +C or anything. had to restart by power button several times until i could get into safe mode and remove this driver using DDU.

 

the interesting thing is as the driver installed it was listed as NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS in the device manager. eventhough, my hardware was detected by nvidia website as GeForce GT 330M. here are the detials.

 

DDU Version:15.7.5.2
GPU # 0000 Detected : Intel(R) HD Graphics
GPU DeviceId : pci\ven_8086&dev_0046
Detected Driver(s) Version(s) : 8.15.10.2900
INF : oem51.inf
INF Section : iILKM0
--------------
GPU # 0001 Detected : NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
GPU DeviceId : pci\ven_10de&dev_0a2b&subsys_905a104d
Vbios : Version 70.16.67.00.4
Detected Driver(s) Version(s) : 9.18.13.4192
INF : oem20.inf
INF Section : Section029

 

i am way behind on very important work and would appreciate it if someone can shed some light. @Darren_CP would appreciate your input asap. all i need is for the HDMI to work. thanks.

 

laptop is Sony Vaio Z series VPCZ135GA  oringinally win 7 pro 64-bit upgraded to win 10 enterprise 64-bit.

 

thanks

Kelly

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Message 54 of 83 (2,001 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL137FX, using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT330M- works for 2 days

Which INF file of the 341.92 driver did you modify and which sections inside the file did you link to your hardware id?

 

Consider that 341.92 is the latest driver version which works with GT 330M and is compatible with Windows 10 64-bit, according to the nvidia download page and my own experience. This has nothing to do with the Windows NT version sections.

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Message 55 of 83 (1,974 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL137FX, using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT330M- works for 2 days

According to the information on the NVIDIA driver page, driver 341.92 is not compatible with Windows 10, (see the copy and paste below). Do you have information showing that this driver can be used with Windows 10?

 

The Sony I'm using is a VPCL135FX. When I try to update the current driver, I get a message telling me that I already have the best driver for my system.

 

GeForce 341.92 Driver

 

Version: 341.92 Release Date: 2015.11.10

Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit

CUDA Toolkit:  

Language: English (US) File Size: 269.84 MB    

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Message 56 of 83 (1,961 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL137FX, using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT330M- works for 2 days


josborne3 wrote:

According to the information on the NVIDIA driver page, driver 341.92 is not compatible with Windows 10, (see the copy and paste below). Do you have information showing that this driver can be used with Windows 10?


 

Version: 341.92

Release Date: Tue Nov 10, 2015

Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit

Language: English (US)

File Size: 269.84 MB

 

http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/94796

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Message 57 of 83 (1,937 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL137FX, using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT330M- works for 2 days

Yup, I saw this after I posted. It certainly suggests that it does work with Windows 10. It appears the problem is with the Sony Vaio VPCL135FX. There is no hardware on this computer that supports driver 341.92 even though the system is using NVIDIA GEFORCE GT330M.This suggests to me that it is a Sony issue. And so it goes.

 

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Message 58 of 83 (1,914 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL137FX, using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT330M- works for 2 days

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josborne3 wrote:

There is no hardware on this computer that supports driver 341.92 even though the system is using NVIDIA GEFORCE GT330M.


It is the other way around. The latest Nvidia driver for the GT 330M does not support your sony vaio graphic card, because the hardware ID of your card is not mentioned in an appropriate INF file of the driver. You have to do that by yourself in a way already described in this thread.

I advise you to start reading DarrenCP's guide here: post #3

After that you should read how i have done it for a vaio desktop with a GT 240M, which is similar to your vaio desktop. This should give you a good impression how it is done: post #43

At the end you should read why i recommend the nvaci.inf also for the GT 330M here: post #52

Then you should have all the information you need to modify and install the Nvidia driver 341.92. You can use this driver with Windows 7, but it gives you the ability to upgrade to Windows 10, too, or you can install a clean Windows 10 first and install the modified Nvidia driver afterwards. It's your choice.

 


josborne3 wrote:

This suggests to me that it is a Sony issue. And so it goes.


Of course this is a Sony issue. Sony does not support the drivers of older Vaio PCs like yours. So you have to help yourself, if you want to install Windows 10.

 

 

@kellybakri: Your system is more special because of the two hybrid GPUs (Nvidia and Intel), but I have an idea, which may be helpful to solve your problem. Please answer my question first, in order to clarify what you have tried already.

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Message 59 of 83 (1,771 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL116FX using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 240M DRIVER PROBLEM

This worked amazing for me! Thank You for taking the time to go through all that for a bunch of strangers.

 

SPECS -

Sony Vaio L Series All in One Desktop Model # VPCL137FX with NVIDIA GEFORCE GT-330M

 

Now running Windows 10 on a Kingston SSD Drive.

 

This is still a fast & capable machine! Glad I'm able to use it into the future.

 

Now to solve my missing BDROM after windows 10 install

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Message 60 of 83 (1,756 Views)

Re: Windows 10 installation on a VPCL137FX, using a NVIDIA GEFORCE GT330M- works for 2 days

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@kellybakri

There has been some developments in third party drivers that may assist you getting your hybrid (nVidia/Speed Intel/Stamina) configuration up and working properly again.  However, it's been a while since I've had to look at all this, so I'm not sure exactly where to point you.

My suggestion would be to turn off/disable the nVidia GPU on your notebook and run the unit as if it just had Intel graphics.  This would at least get it up and running, and give you a bit more time to research if there is another solution available that will support the hybrid configuration.

If I unexpectedly come across a solution for you, I'll let you know

 

For modded drivers, maybe try this site here

Also found a thread discussing hybrid modding here

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