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Sony doesn't want Vaio owners to upgrade to Windows 10

Sony doesn't want Vaio owners to upgrade to Windows 10
Sony doesn't want Vaio owners to upgrade to Windows 10
"Although Microsoft is offering the Windows 10 upgrade, it is strongly recommended that you wait to install it until the drivers & installation instructions are available for your VAIO PC."
Allen Ngo,

Major manufacturers are relishing on the fact that their notebooks are Windows 10-ready and are encouraging users to take advantage of the limited-time free upgrade. One company, however, is conspicuously taking a step back from the crowd.

The official Sony support page is cautioning Vaio owners to "wait to upgrade your PC until the drivers are ready" and is offering no further explanation for the unexpected actions. Instead, the Japanese manufacturer is simply stating that tests are being run "as fast as possible", presumably for compatibility concerns. No specific Vaio PCs are mentioned in the support page as these vague reasons encompass all Windows 7/8/8.1 models. As it current stands, Sony is promising updates by the end of August, October, and November on its official Windows 10 plans.

While Sony is giving no specific details, DailyTech is hypothesizing that the manufacturer may be experiencing driver signing issues on Microsoft's latest OS. The source notes that Sony is one of the few manufacturers who produce many of its own components in-house and so is responsible for the compatibility of individual modules, such as webcams. The other possible and worst case scenario would be Sony not recommending the upgrade for the life of one or more of its products.

Vaio support has always been subpar compared to other major manufacturers, so owners should be prepared to stick with an older Windows version for the time being or take the risk and upgrade ahead of Sony's eventual announcements.

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Allen Ngo, 2015-08-13 (Update: 2015-08-13)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.