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Where will you get drivers now for Vista and older Windows?

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"Please be informed that as of March 1, 2018, Sony will no longer provide drivers and software for VAIO® computers which shipped with the following Microsoft® Windows® operating systems preinstalled:

· Windows 95
· Windows 98
· Windows 98 SE
· Windows ME
· Windows 2000
· Windows XP
· Windows Vista"

I don't know about you but I do encounter folk that reload XP and Vista and then go find the drivers from the makers. Sony in this case is cleaning house so those folk are in for a rude surprise.

Moderators view? At least this one. We only lose what we don't backup. You can't count on the makers storing drivers for much longer.

Post was last edited on January 29, 2018 12:02 PM PST

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In reply to: Where will you get drivers now for Vista and older Windows?

I think that there will be no new drivers for the older versions.
Therefore, you can install a new system or leave the old one.

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Check the link. It's about systems that were delivered with

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Older Windows. If makers don't keep this archive, you might be unpleasantly surprised if you need to reload your old OS.

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