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New laptop upped to win 7 home prem, bunch of q's

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  1. psyko12

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    Well the laptop is a Sony Vaio powered by AMD E-450 APU HD6320 320gb, upped ram 4gb.
    The original package came with Starter 7 32bit and some bloat. Reformatted it to Home Premium <unfortunately it's 64 bit> and have mostly covered most device installs.

    Having used the laptop before install, it has visual indicators for volume adjustment and brightness adjustment when pressing the Fnc + F keys.

    Also only the Fnc + F keys for sound adjustment works, brightness doesn't change when pressing the function key plus the appropriate F key to adjust brightness.

    Is there a way to get them back? Or it's a factory thing? <Haven't deleted the OEM recovery sector so I can go back to the default OS installed>

    Sorry it's my 1st venture to mobile computing :banghead:, have been on desktop eversince :D


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    Well if it is anything like my Acer the support page for your laptop should have 64 bit drivers available too? Could be your missing a Sony driver/application.
     
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    Well the strange thing is the support page:

    http://esupport.sony.com

    doesn't list my model VPCYB35AG .. and upon google search, it yields only 32 - bit software/drivers from sony itself <had to use main sites for separate components gpu, wireless, sound>
     
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    Well it's not like 32bit apps wouldn't work of course. It probably is a factory thing I know my laptop had similar things like that when it was on it's original Vista install and of course had it's own "Acer programs"

    Edit: While your right I couldn't find your exact model there either but I did find programs like these 2 which would probably be where those special functions came from.

    http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VPCYB35KX&upd_id=6524&os_group_id=5

    http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VPCYB35KX&upd_id=7111&os_group_id=5
     
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    Well upon further googling, yeah my google fu sucks, I found this... But I don't know which ones are related to the features I miss.

    http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/475388/product/vpcyb35ag#
     
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    Well if I was to guess I would say the Notebook Utilities might be the one.
     
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    Will try that one, thanks for the quick replies, would the cam work if it used 32bit drivers or the drivers wouldn't install?
     
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    There is no problems using 32bit drivers if 64bit aren't available.
     
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    Yes that looks like it might sort it all out.
     
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