VAIO® Changer/Recorder Firmware and Microsoft® 1394 Driver Update

What Does This Do?
This utility updates the Sony® VAIO® Changer/Recorder firmware to version 0.08 and the Microsoft® 1394 Driver providing the following enhancements:
  • Improved performance when resuming from Standby mode
  • Improved performance when resuming from Hibernation mode
  • Must be installed BEFORE the April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB914548) to maintain Windows Media Center functionality
Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)
Model:
VGX-XL1A
Operating System:

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

Important Notes
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.
Download and Installation Instructions
  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Download the SOFOPD-01182500-US.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the SOFOPD-01182500-US.EXE file to begin the installation.
  4. At the "Sony® VAIO® Changer/Recorder Firmware and Microsoft® 1394 Driver Updat..." screen, click "Next".
  5. At the "License Agreement" dialog, read the agreement, then, if you agree, click "I Agree" to continue with the installation.
    NOTE: Several setup boxes may briefly appear during the installation. As the files are installed, these boxes will close automatically.
  6. At the "Sony Changer FW Update Installer" box, click "Next".
  7. At the "InstallShield Wizard Complete," box, select "Yes, I want to restart my computer now", then click "Finish".
  8. After the computer restarts, at the "Firmware Download Complete" box, click "OK".
  9. Turn off the VAIO Changer/Recorder by pressing the power button on the VAIO Changer/Recorder.
  10. Wait 10 seconds, and then turn on the VAIO Changer/Recorder by pressing the power button.
    NOTE: It may take several seconds for the message "Please Power Cycle your Sony DVD Changer" to close and for the computer to finish starting up.

After the computer restarts, the installation of the Sony® VAIO® Changer/Recorder Firmware Update is complete.

Download
SOFOPD-01182500-US.EXE  (5.00 MB)
File:
Date:
3/27/2006
Version:
0.08
Size:
5.00 MB