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Recommended Download driver for: SONY VGN-AW290
Category Notebooks
Manufacturer SONY
Supported System Windows 10 (64bit), win 10(32bit), Win 8 (32bit), Windows 8 (64bit), Windows 8.1 (32bit), Windows 8.1 (64bit), Win 7 (64bit), Win 7 (32bit), Win Vista (64bit), Win XP (64bit), Windows Vista (32bit), Windows Server 2003 (32bit), Windows XP (32bit)
File Size 5507 kb
Released 04/20/2015
Device SONY VGN-AW290
MD5 6f25b918e3de6faef91c5699de9b7c8d
Description Intel WiFi Link 5100 Driver Update for SONYVGN-AW290
This utility installs an updated version of the Intel WiFi Link5100 Driver to resolve the following issues:
Resolves an issue where the computer may lose wirelessconnection
Resolves an issue where the computer is unable to connect to awireless access point

What You Should Know About Sony Driver Updating

There are a number of common alerts and other messages which you might get in the driver upgrading procedure, many of which I've paraphrased and listed here along with information on what to do:

QUESTION: I reformatted my Sony VAIO hard drive. I re-installed all Windows 7 updates, then installed all VAIO software updates, like VAIO Care updates, all through VAIO Update Manager. The latest update offered to me on that date was VAIO Care Update version 8.4.4.09181, which was automatically downloaded and installed properly. Under my Control Panel's "add/remove programs", it also shows that this is actually the latest update installed. MY PROBLEM is that VAIO Update keeps nagging me to install an earlier version of VAIO Care (8.4.3.07161). Naturally, it will not install since it is an earlier version number compared to the one I already have installed. I verified through VAIO Update Manager (under installation history tab) that the installation was successful. When I clicked on the version I have installed (8.4.4.09181), I am directed to a Sony webpage that says that it's an "invalid entry" (http: //esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl? upd_filename=EP0000323829.exe). When navigating to the appropriate Sony webpage for driver updates for my model number, that update version number is also missing. Did Sony withdraw an update? If so, what am I supposed to do about it? When I Google the version number I've got currently installed, I can find a few entries listed; when I click on any of them, they direct me to pages that don't exist. Can anyone at Sony give me input on this? Thanks.

ANSWER: I checked the website and the most recent version that only demonstrates is the Up-date VAIO Care Update 8.4.3.07161. This is why the 8.4.3.07161 edition keeps on showing up. I can't really notify why Vaio Care 8.4.4.09181 automatically updates on the laptop, when you said in the previous post. What you can do now could be to uninstall/reinstall VAIO Care then following reinstalling, download all the upgrades on the website.
I really hope this helps.

Method to Update Driver with Device Manager

  1. Driver updates for Windows 10 and many devices (such as monitors, printers, and video cards) are automatically downloaded and installed through Windows Update.
  2. While it's likely you already have the most recent driver, if you're having trouble with a device, you can try fixing it by updating the driver or reinstalling it. Here's how:
    • Select the Start button, type Device Manager, and select it from the list of results.
    • Expand one of the categories to find the name of your device, then right-click (or tap and hold) it, and select Update Driver Software.
    • Select¬†Search automatically for updated driver software.
    • If Windows doesn't find a new driver, you can try looking for one on the device manufacturer's website and follow their instructions.
  3. If these steps don't work, try reinstalling the driver: Open Device Manager, right-click (or tap and hold) the name of the device, and select Uninstall. Restart your PC and Windows will attempt to reinstall the driver.

Too Complicated for You? Don't Worry! Download & Try DriverTuner

1. Click here to download a Computer Driver Updating Tool and double click it to install


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2. Scan your computer for outdated drivers. Select the drivers(here you should select SONY VGN-AW290) you want to update and click download


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3. When the download process is finished, click SETUP to install them. Voila! Your driver for SONY VGN-AW290 has been updated. Sometimes a reboot is required to put the drivers into use.


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