Update Nvidia drivers on Sony Vaio
Updating Nvidia graphics drivers on Sony Vaio is been a problem recently as the driver installation is not detecting your hardware. Sony Vaio OEM provided drivers are not up to date and when installing drivers directly from the Nvidia GeForce website, the screen says
To Solve the problem you need to change an inf file after you downloaded your drivers. The inf files for each drivers are given here. Download your approriate drivers matching your Windows and architecture (32bit or 64bit).
The latest version available is Nvidia Notebook Display Driver Version 285.62 WHQL for Windows Vista / Windows 7 x86 (32-Bit).
Steps to replace the NVidia Driver inf File
- Assuming you extracted your driver to C:NVidia
- Download the new nvwi.inf
- Open C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\285.62\WinVista_Win7_64\InternationalDisplay.Driver
- Paste and overwrite the nvwi.inf
Now run the setup.exe in C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\285.62\WinVista_Win7_64International\ and it should work and update your Nvidia drivers in Sony Vaio.
Warning : I have found my laptop battery performance to go down after using the new drivers although you need the new drivers for the latest games. The fan is always on and on the whole the laptop is always hot. Hope this gets fixed soon.20 Nov, 2011