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Windows 10 Upgrade Limitations

Limitations are based on testing performed on July 31, 2015 on Windows 10 Build 10140

Preliminary tests have been conducted to check basic compatibility of your VAIO PC with the new Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. This testing was performed by installing the Windows 10 upgrade on 2011 and newer Windows 7 pre-installed VAIO PC models. This testing was performed by installing the Windows 10 upgrade on 2011 and newer VAIO PC models. Testing was not performed on older systems or under Clean Install circumstances.

Passing these tests does not guarantee full functionality of your PC with Windows 10.

If you decide to install Windows 10, it is recommended that you back up your personal data and create VAIO recovery media before performing the upgrade.

Note: If your system does not perform to your expectations after upgrading, you can revert to your previous operating system version by following the steps in this solution: How to go back to a previous version of Windows after Windows 10 has been installed.




Computer Limitations

These are limitations discovered during our preliminary testing. This list is informational and not guaranteed to cover all issues that may occur after performing the upgrade.


VPCCA / VPCCB Series

  • Systems with switchable graphics that have both AMD and Intel graphics cards will experience BSOD (Blue Screen of Death).

VPCCA1 / VPCCA2 / VPCCB1 / VPCCB2 Series

  • Systems with only AMD graphics card will experience a black preview screen when using the Camera App.

VPCF21/ VPCL21 Series

  • Ricoh PCIe Memory Stick Host Controller will have a problem and display a yellow exclamation mark in Device Manager.

VPCJ21 Series

  • Systems with AMD graphics card will experience a black preview screen when using the Camera App.

VPCSA / VPCSB / VPCSC / VPCSD / VPCSE Series

  • Systems with switchable graphics that have both AMD and Intel graphics cards will experience BSOD (Blue Screen of Death).



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