On this page, you’ll find everything about drivers and various utilities for the VAIO UX series Micro PC’s. And of course, you can download them for free.

Windows XP VAIO-UX drivers

Along with my unit came 2 self-made CDs, each containing a set of Windows XP drivers. These driver pack CD’s were made by the user Sull86 of micropctalk.com, a website / forum which is unfortuantely no longer online.

Compatibility

The XP driver packs are compatible with all VAIO UX models, even those which shipped with Vista. This is thanks to a clever trick applied called the “model.txt patch”, which removes the check added by Sony to verify if your model was actually shipped with XP

Downloads

You can download the various VAIO UX driver packs made by Sull86 below:

Version 2.3 (RECOMMENDED)

An updated version of the pack which I found online at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. This is the most complete set of Windows XP drivers ever made. All drivers are stored in folders numbered for the correct order of installation. When reinstalling windows, install all drivers in the order in which the folders are numbered. Otherwise, install the single driver you’ll need. Please read the instructons by clicking on the download link title below before clicking on “Download”

WWAN Pack

Use this download to install the drivers for the Wireless WAN / Cingular EDGE module of a US-model VGN-UX. Install this after having installed all other drivers.

Version 2

This is one of the driver packs I got on CD. It is slightly older than version 2.3, but should still work fine. All drivers are stored in folders numbered for the correct order of installation. When reinstalling windows, install all drivers in the order in which the folders are numbered. Otherwise, install the single driver you’ll need.

Version 3 (BETA)

This was the other driver pack I got on CD. It contains a single executable which auto-installs *ALL* drivers at once. Only for use on clean Windows installations. Not tested by me!

Custom Windows XP install disk maker

If you ever need to get a unit running with XP quickly, you can use this handy tool to create your own Windows XP CD with all drivers and applications built-in!

Windows Vista VAIO-UX drivers

For Windows Vista, no prebuilt driver packs were available online. This was probably due to the fact that almost nobody wanted to upgrade a unit that shipped with XP to Vista, and otherwise because a lot of units already shipped with Vista from the factory and therefore did not need any drivers.

However, I have created a Vista driver pack myself, based on the drivers still online at https://drivers.eu. It contains most of the drivers and applications, but not all those the Windows XP packs contain. This pack should give you a decent experience when not installing Vista from a recovery disk or the built-in recovery partition.

For the best experience, you may consider using a Recovery Disk or the Recovery Partition instead.

Bypass “not intended for use with your computer model” error

If any of the Vista drivers give an error that it is “not intended for use with your commputer model”, please follow the instructions on this page to get around it:

Windows 7 VAIO-UX drivers

Finally, I’ve also got my hands on a driver pack made for Windows 7. Although no VGN-UX unit ever shipped with Windows 7, many people upgraded theirs from either XP or Vista. This pack is – much like the XP packs – made by Sull86 and is very complete in terms of included drivers & applications.

Bypass “not intended for use with your computer model” error

If any of the Windows 7 drivers give an error that it is “not intended for use with your commputer model”, please follow the instructions on this page to get around it:

8 Comments

  1. Kim Laughton

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    Hi – just picked up a Vaio UX and would love to get the recovery disk, but the form doesn’t seem to be working, I get errors when submitting.

    • Reply

      Hi Kim, There was a problem with the recovery disk form and I have resolved it now. Can you please try to submit the form again?

  2. Kilrah

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    Thanks for that, just got myself an UX90S from Japan and while I could sort all the drivers after reinstalling an English version of XP this package of XP stuff gave me the missing utilities that are really necessary to get the cameras and shortcut buttons working 🙂

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      Hello, I have problems with the camera, only the front one is visible, and the rear camera is not visible, I have a Sony vaio Vgn-ux480fn with Windows XP, reinstalled the drivers but the same problem remains …. I hope you could help me. . regards.

  3. Mike Lycett

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    Hi Arjan, great site and saved me as the downloads are no longer available from Sony.
    I managed to get almost everything working with exception to the rear camera (as per the above post by Alejandro). Is there somethign specifically to do to be able to switch to the rear camera.

    The Vista pack worked great but i still needed to install some of the XP drivers first in some instances – maybe need a running order ?
    I’m running Windows Vista Business SP2 on a VGN UX91NS imported from Japan

    I’m really liking the machine and it’s not running bad to say we are in Mar 2021 🙂

  4. Fred

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    Very helpfull, thanks a lot.
    Hard to use XP in 2021, especially Internet….too bad it’s very reactive.
    I love my UX.

    THANKS AGAIN !

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