Use the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant to determine compatibility for your VPCF122FX/B.
Can I install Windows 8 or 8.1 on this model?
Sony does not support Windows 8 or 8.1 for your model, however, if your computer meets the system requirements to run the Windows 8 or 8.1 operating system, you should be able to install Windows 8 or 8.1 on it. To determine this, please use the Microsoft® Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant. This program scans your computer to see if your hardware, apps and software will work with Windows 8 or 8.1, and provide you a compatibility report, along with any Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 installation options for the computer.
Don't I need drivers from Sony for Windows 8 or Windows 8.1?
Not necessarily. Many basic system functionalities should be enabled with the drivers included within the Windows 8.1 operating system. Please note that Sony does not provide Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 drivers for this model.
WARNING: If the Microsoft® Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant states that your computer is NOT COMPATIBLE, it is strongly recommended that you DO NOT install the Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 operating system.
- Drivers for other hardware components such as Network cards, etc..., may be available on the manufacturer's web site.
- To enable Blu-ray/DVD video playback under Windows 8, you will need to update your Blu-ray/DVD software. There are a variety of free and fee-based options you can choose from which are available for download.
- Sony software applications that originally shipped with the computer may not work after installing Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.
- Sony cannot guarrantee your system capability after installing Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.