Sony VGN-FZ18M Download Drivers, Utilities and Manual

Available 86 files for VGN-FZ18M
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Memory Card Reader-Writer Driver
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Driver
2.0.0.18
Size Driver
906.01Kb
File Name
tidmsc-01549300-un.exe
Date
03/08/2007
Information
Memory Card Reader/Writer Driver Update Version 2.0.0.18

This update resolves the issue where some standard SD cards are not detected in the computer's built-in SD slot.

Download and Installation
1. Download the update and save it to a download directory.
2. Close all running programs.
3. Go to the download directory and double-click TIDMSC-01549300-UN.exe to start the installation.
4. Click, if prompted, Continue at the User Account Control dialog box.
5. The Device Driver Installation Wizard will start
6. Click Next and wait while the Wizard updates the driver.
7. Click Finish when the installation is completed.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
SATA Driver Intel (Non-RAID)
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Driver
8.5.0.1032
Size Driver
771.56Kb
File Name
ep0000165352.exe
Date
21/11/2008
Information
SATA Driver (Intel) (Non-RAID) 8.5Sus_A - 8.5.0.1032
Is this relevant for you?
This is a recommended update, as it may be required for data integrity on your hard disk.
What does it fix?
Vista error checking (scan disk) stops halfway.

How do I perform this update?
1. Exit all running programs.
2. Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
3. When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
4. Double-click EP0000165352.exe to run it.
5. Wait while the wizard updates your software.
6. When the installation is complete, shut down the VAIO completely before starting again.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
SigmaTel Audio Driver
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Driver
6.10.5614.0
Size Driver
6.6Mb
File Name
stdaud-01487701-un.exe
Date
18/12/2007
Information
SigmaTel™ High Definition Audio CODEC Driver 6.10.5614.0

This update resolves audio issues and improves audio playback.

1. Download the update and save it to a download directory (please note this directory for reference).
2. Close all running programs.
3. Open Windows Programs and Features (Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features.)
4. Double-click "SigmaTel Audio" or "IDT Audio" (depending on the VAIO model) to uninstall it and click "Continue".
5. Click "OK" to completely remove the selected software.
6. Click "Finish" and restart the computer.
7. If the "Found New Hardware" Wizard appears after Windows has completely rebooted, click Cancel. (skip this step if the wizard does not appear)
8. Go to the download directory and double-click "STDAUD-01487701-UN.exe".
9. Click "Continue".
10. Click Next and wait while the Wizard installs the new software
11. When the installation completed dialog box appears, ensure that "Yes, I want to restart my computer now" is selected and click "Finish".
12. The computer automatically restarts.
TROUBLESHOOTING : I just updated my driver and now I have no sound anymore!
After installing this driver, some audio settings are reset to factory defaults. To change the default audio settings, do the following steps:Click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Sound -> Playback or Recording tabs -> change audio settings back to your preferences..

To verify that the installation is successful: 1. Open Device Manager > expand "Sound, video and game controllers" > double-click "SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC" > click Driver tab.
2. Driver Date is: 13/09/2007.
3. Driver Version is: 6.10.5614.0.
4. Digital Signature is: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Sony Image Filter Driver
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Driver
1.1.7.4020.
Size Driver
333.74Kb
File Name
sodoth-01099809-un.exe
Date
16/11/2007
Information
Sony Image Filter Driver Update Version 1.1.7.4020
This update resolves the issue of VAIO Camera Capture Utility not responding when you switch from Still to Movie capture mode.

1. Exit all running programs.
2. Download this file and save it to a download directory.
3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click it to start the installation.
4. Click Continue at the User Account Control dialog box.
5. Wait while the Wizard performs the requested operation.
6. The Wizard automatically disappears when the installation is completed.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Microsoft Hotfix
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Driver
KB947506
Size Driver
752.62Kb
File Name
ep0000146918.exe
Date
14/04/2008
Information
Microsoft KB947506
What is this?
A Microsoft Hotfix is a small patch designed to address specific issues. Sometimes we provide these though the VAIO Support website, in case: Microsoft does not provide them through Windows Update
Certain VAIO computers require this hotfix to be installed.
Is this relevant for you?
This hotfix needs to be installed when your VAIO comes installed with a Windows Vista Language Pack, and you want to install Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
What does it fix?
This Microsoft Hotfix tackles some issues with installation of Vista SP1 on computers that have a Vista Language Pack installed.
If the hotfix is not installed, the Windows Update program may not work correctly.
IMPORTANT: please make sure to install KB937287 before this Hotfix. This update can be found in the downloads section on www.vaio-link.com. KB937287 is also available through Windows Update.
How do I perform this update?
1. Exit all running programs.
2. Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
3. When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
4. Double-click EP0000146918.exe to run it.
5. Click Next, wait while the wizard updates your software, and then click Finish.
6. Restart the VAIO.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Microsoft Hotfix Package
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Driver
KB937287
Size Driver
4.7Mb
File Name
ep0000146911.exe
Date
19/03/2008
Information
Microsoft Hotfix KB937287 Update Program 1.0 - 20080306 for Windows Vista

This hotfix is a prerequisite for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).
Please read the following Microsoft KB article for further details: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937287
How do I update my software?
1. Download the update and save it to a download directory.
2. Go the download directory, and double-click the downloaded file to start the installation.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the update.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
InterVideo WinDVD
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Driver
8.0.8.432
Size Driver
85.07Mb
File Name
ep0000153663.exe
Date
19/05/2008
Information
WinDVD 8.0.8.432
What is this?
inDVD is Movie DVD Playback software.
Is this relevant for you?
It is recommended to install this update if you use your VAIO for DVD playback, and connect to an external monitor.
What does it fix?
Macrovision protection error may come up when using the VAIO with an external monitor in clone mode, and playing a movie DVD.
How do I perform this update?
1. Exit all running programs.
2. Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
3. When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
4. Double-click EP0000153663.exe to run it.
5. Wait while the wizard updates your software.
6. When the installation is complete, restart the VAIO.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
SMS Audio Filter Function
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Driver
2.3.03.10220
Size Driver
4.46Mb
File Name
soamaf-01590803-un.exe
Date
09/11/2007
Information
SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter Update Version 2.3.03.10220

This update program resolves the following issues: - Unable to play low bit rate MP3 files in Widows Media Player 11 under Vista when SonicStage Mastering Audio Filter (SSMSAF) is enabled.
- Sound is distorted in Windows Media Center when SSMSAF is enabled.
- Other minor issues.

1. Download the update and save it to a download directory.
2. Close all running programs.
3. Go to the download directory and double-click the downloaded file.
4. Click Continue if prompted by the Windows User Account Control.
5. The SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter Update Wizard starts.
6. Click Next and wait while the Wizard updates your software.
7. Ensure that "Yes, I want to restart my computer now" is selected and click Finish.
8. The installation is completed when the computer restarts.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
VAIO AV Mode Launcher
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Driver
1.0.01.07230
Size Driver
5.22Mb
File Name
soaoth-01575100-un.exe
Date
30/11/2007
Information
VAIO AV Mode Launcher Version 1.01.07120
This update resolves the issue where some WPF* based applications may not work properly.
(*WPF = Windows Presentation Foundation.)
1. Download this file and save it to a download directory (note this directory for later reference.)
2. Close all running programs.
3. Go to the download directory and double-click "SOAOTH-01575100-UN.exe"
4. Click "Continue" at the User Account dialog box.
5. Wait while setup performs the requested operation.
6. If the "Program Compatibility Assistant" dialog is displayed, click "This program installed properly".

To verify that the installation was successful: 1. Open "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO AV Mode Launcher\Version.txt".
2. The version numbers mentioned in the Version.txt file should include "1.01.07120".
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
VAIO Camera Capture Utility
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Utilities
2.2.03.11150
Size Utilities
9.23Mb
File Name
soaccu-01363010-un.exe
Date
05/12/2007
Information
VAIO Camera Capture Utility Update 2.2.03.11150

This update resolves the issue of audio being distorted or out of synch in video recorded with VAIO Camera Capture Utility.

1. Download and save this file to a download directory.
2. Close all running programs.
3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click SOACCU-01363010-UN.exe.
4. Click Continue at the Windows Account Control dialog box.
5. Wait while Setup performs the requested operation.
6. The setup dialog box disappears when the operation is completed.
7. Verify that the application is installed properly; if not, repeat steps 3-5 above.

To verify that the installation was successful: 1. Open "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Camera Capture Utility\Version.txt".
2. The version numbers mentioned in the Version.txt file should include "2.2.03.11150".
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
VAIO Camera Utility
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Utilities
2.0.02.05140
Size Utilities
4.92Mb
File Name
soavcu-01146104-un.exe
Date
27/11/2007
Information
VAIO Camera Utility Update Program 2.0.02.05140

This update improves compatibility with Windows Vista OS.

1. Download and save this file to a download directory.
2. Close all running programs.
3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click SOAVCU-01146104-UN.exe.
4. Click Continue at the Windows Account Control dialog box.
5. Wait while Setup configures your new software.
6. The Setup dialog box disappears when the update is completed.

To verify that the installation was successful: 1. Open "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Camera Utility\Version.txt".
2. The version numbers mentioned in the Version.txt file should include "2.0.02.05140".
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Wireless Switch Utility
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Utilities
3.6.01.18210
Size Utilities
4.27Mb
File Name
soawsu-01301104-un.exe
Date
15/11/2007
Information
Wireless Switch Setting Utility Update Version 3.6.01.18210

Symptoms corrected by this update: - Wireless connection is lost after locking/unlocking the Windows session.
- Bluetooth function may turned on automatically after a cold system boot (for models with built-in Bluetooth adapter.)

How do I update my software?
1. Exit all running programs.
2. Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
3. When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
4. Double-click the downloaded file to start the installation.
5. Click Continue at the User Account Control dialog box.
6. Wait while the wizard installs the new software.
7. The wizard disappears when the installation is complete.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Graphics Driver NVIDIA
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Driver
7.15.11.6760
Size Driver
57.51Mb
File Name
ep0000185336.exe
Date
01/07/2009
Information
Graphics Driver (NVIDIA) 7.15.11.6760

What is this?
This is an updated graphics driver
Is this relevant for you?
This is a recommended update, as it fixes some system stability issues.
What does it fix?
The operating system may crash when connecting certain types of HDMI televisions.
How do I perform this update?
Exit all running programs.
Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
Click the Windows Orb, Right-click on My Computer, and select Manage
Click on Device Manager
In Display Adapters, Uninstall the currently installed version of the nVidia graphics adapter.
When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
Double-click EP0000185336.exe to run it.
Wait while the wizard updates your software.
When the installation is complete, restart the VAIO.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Graphics Driver Update
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Driver
4.5.135070
Size Driver
10.01Mb
File Name
ep0000164453.exe
Date
21/01/2009
Information
Graphics Driver (DisplayLink) 4.5 - 4.5.13507.0
What is this?
This is an updated driver for the VGP-UPR1 Port Replicator
Is this relevant for you?
This update is recommended if you use a VGP-UPR1 Port Replicator
What does it fix?
Some VAIO applications could not be displayed correctly when VGP-UPR1 was connected.
Specific display settings for an external monitor are not always saved after a reboot.
Functionality of Fn+F7 (select display) and Fn+F10 (zoom function)
How do I perform this update?
Exit all running programs.
Disconnect the VGP-UPR1 from the VAIO
Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
Double-click EP0000164453.exe to run it.
Wait while the wizard updates your software.
When the installation is complete, restart the VAIO.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Intel Wireless LAN Driver
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Driver
11.1.1.16
Size Driver
4.9Mb
File Name
indwll-01577501-un.exe
Date
16/11/2007
Information
Intel Wireless LAN Driver Update Version 11.1.1.16
This update resolves wireless connection issues.

1. Download this update and save it to a download directory.
2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click it to start the installation.
3. Click Continue at the User Account Control dialog box.
4. Wait while the Wizard updates your software.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Original Drivers Package
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Driver
Originally Installed
Size Driver
98.31Mb
File Name
fz1_drivers.zip
Date
03/08/2007
Information
Original Drivers Package

IMPORTANT NOTE: The package you are about to download contains the drivers that originaly come preinstalled on your unit.
These drivers are automatically reinstalled on your computer if you perform a system recovery.

Furthermore, on most VAIO computers, these drivers can be found on your Hard Disk Drive in the following folder: C:\Drivers or on your Recovery CD.
The drivers included in this package are not updated drivers.
If updated versions of the preinstalled drivers are available for your model, they can be found separately in the Drivers and Updates section of the VAIO web site or via VAIO Update if your computer has this functionality.
Thus, if you are still using the preinstalled Operating System and didn't delete the C:\Drivers folder (for recent models) or still have your Recovery CD's (for older models), you do not need to download this package.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Original Utilities Package
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32 bits
Version Utilities
Originally Installed
Size Utilities
96.34Mb
File Name
fz1_utilities.zip
Date
03/08/2007
Information
Original Utilities Package

IMPORTANT NOTE: The package you are about to download contains the utilities that originaly come preinstalled on your unit.
These utilities are automatically reinstalled on your computer if you perform a system recovery.

Furthermore, on most VAIO computers, these utilities can be found on your Hard Disk Drive in the following folder: C:\Utils or on your Recovery CD.
The utilities included in this package are not updated versions.
If updated versions of the preinstalled utilities are available for your model, they can be found separately in the Drivers and Updates section of the VAIO web site or via VAIO Update if your computer has this functionality.
Thus, if you are still using the preinstalled Operating System and didn't delete the C:\Utils folder (for recent models) or still have your Recovery CD's (for older models), you do not need to download this package.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
DSD Direct Writing Function Update Program
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32/64 bits
Version Driver
1.0.00.04130
Size Driver
2.12Mb
File Name
ep0000178330.exe
Date
27/05/2009
Information
DSD Direct Writing Function Update Program 1.0.00.04130
What is this?
The DSD Direct Writing Function allows to burn high quality sound disks.
Is this relevant for you?
It is recommended to install it, if you use DSD Direct Writing.
What does it fix?
a DSD Disc could not be created when SonicStage V5.2 is installed.

How do I perform this update?
Exit all running programs.
Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
Double-click EP0000178330.exe again to install the new version. Wait while the wizard updates your software.
When the installation is complete, restart the VAIO.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
SonicStage Mastering Studio Writing Function Update Program
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32/64 bits
Version Driver
1.0.00.04130
Size Driver
2.12Mb
File Name
ep0000178329.exe
Date
27/05/2009
Information
SonicStage Mastering Studio Writing Function Update Program 1.0.00.04130
What is this?
SonicStage Mastering Studio is an application which allows to convert analog audio to high quality digital audio files, and burn them to disc.
Is this relevant for you?
It is required to install it, if you use SonicStage Mastering Studio and you have upgraded to the latest version of SonicStage.
What does it fix?
This update fixes the issue that SonicStage Mastering Studio cannot be started after installation of SonicStage v5.2.

How do I perform this update?
Exit all running programs.
Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
Double-click EP0000178329.exe again to install the new version. Wait while the wizard updates your software.
When the installation is complete, restart the VAIO.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
VAIO Edit Components
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32/64 bits
Version Driver
6.6.00.06130
Size Driver
19.28Mb
File Name
ep0000187620.exe
Date
14/07/2009
Information
VAIO Edit Components Upgrade Program 6.6 - 6.6.00.06130
What is this?
VAIO Edit Components is a plugin for Adobe Premiere, which provides some additional functionality, such as HD Editing, and which improves compatibility between Adobe Premiere and VAIO Applications.
Is this relevant for you?
It is recommended to install this update if you use Adobe Premiere.
What does it fix?
This installer only supports Premiere Pro CS3/Premiere Pro 2.0/Premiere Elements 7/Premiere Elements 4/Premiere Elements 3.0/Premiere Elements 2.0.
Supports of Exporting AVCHD Hardware Encoding by using VAIO AVC Transcoder (VAIO AVC Transcoder is necessary)
Other minor bug fixes
How do I perform this update?
1. Exit all running programs.
2. Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
3. When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
4. Double-click EP0000164039.exe to run it.
5. Wait while the wizard updates your software.
6. When the installation is complete, restart the VAIO.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
VAIO Edit Components
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32/64 bits
Version Driver
7.2.00.11160
Size Driver
47.26Mb
File Name
ep0000211394.exe
Date
14/01/2010
Information
VAIO Edit Components Upgrade Program 7.2.00.11160
What is this?
VAIO Edit Components 7 is plug-in software that adds a variety of editing functions with the Sony original technology to Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 or Adobe Premiere Elements 8.
The basic functions are as follows: - HD video editing and Proxy editing
- Smart rendering
- Encoding with the Sony video codec
- Upconversion from SD image quality to HD image quality
- "x.v.Color" supported
- Various VAIO original video transitions
- Relation with an authoring software application And, please see the help for the detailed features of VAIO Edit Components 7.
What does it fix?
- Supports of New Premiere Elements 8.
- Supports of New 24 Mbps AVCHD File. (System: 24 Mbps, Video: 21 Mbps)
(For 10.1H New AVCHD HandyCam)
- Supports of AVC GPU (NVIDIA CUDA) Encoding.
(NVIDIA Gfx which supports CUDA is required.)
Manual installation instruction
IMPORTANT CAUTION:VAIO Edit Components 7.2 supported detailed version of Premiere Pro CS4 4.1 or above. Don't forget to update Premiere Pro CS4 by Adobe Updater.
1. Exit all running programs.
2. Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
3. When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
4. Double-click EP0000211394.exe to run it.
5. Wait while the wizard updates your software.
6. When the installation is complete, restart the VAIO.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
VAIO Entertainment Platform Update (Converter)
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32/64 bits
Version Driver
3.4.1.15050
Size Driver
30.29Mb
File Name
ep0000174802.exe
Date
27/05/2009
Information
VAIO Entertainment Platform Update(Converter) 3.4.1.15050
What is this?
This application is part of VAIO Media.
VAIO Media is software that enables the delivery and viewing of content (music, photos, videos and TV) among devices connected to a home network.

Is this relevant for you?
It is recommended to install if you use VAIO Media.
What does it fix?
Improved response speed
Some minor bugfixes for iTunes, Picture Motion Browser and SonicStage CP.
How do I perform this update?
1. Exit all running programs.
2. Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
3. When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
4. Double-click EP0000174802.exe to run it.
5. Wait while the wizard updates your software.
6. When the installation is complete, restart the VAIO.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
VAIO Entertainment Platform Update (Expander)
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32/64 bits
Version Driver
3.4.1.15040
Size Driver
22.89Mb
File Name
ep0000174801.exe
Date
27/05/2009
Information
VAIO Entertainment Platform Update (Expander) 3.4.1.15040
What is this?
This application is part of VAIO Media.
VAIO Media is software that enables the delivery and viewing of content (music, photos, videos and TV) among devices connected to a home network.

Is this relevant for you?
It is recommended to install if you use VAIO Media.
What does it fix?
Improved response speed
Some minor bugfixes for iTunes, Picture Motion Browser and SonicStage CP.
How do I perform this update?
1. Exit all running programs.
2. Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
3. When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
4. Double-click EP0000174801.exe to run it.
5. Wait while the wizard updates your software.
6. When the installation is complete, restart the VAIO.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
VAIO Update
Operating Systems
Windows Vista 32/64 bits
Version Driver
5.1.1.04090
Size Driver
16.02Mb
File Name
ep0000221850.exe
Date
10/06/2010
Information
VAIO Update 5.1.1.04090
What is this?
Vaio Update is an application similar to Windows Update. It is designed to help you keep your computer up-to-date by assisting you with installation of the latest updates for your VAIO.
What does it fix?
This update provides several improvements to the VAIO Update functionality.

How do I perform this update?

Self-Update
If you open VAIO Update 4, this version will be proposed as an update. Just clicking the Update button will install this version of VAIO Update 5.
If your VAIO comes already preinstalled with VAIO Update 5, the update process is the same, but a reboot will not be required afterwards.
Manual Installation
If you have VAIO Update 3 or older installed on your VAIO, first access Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs, and uninstall VAIO Update from your computer. Afterwards follow below procedure.
In case you have skipped this step before installing VU5, you must first uninstall ALL versions of VAIO Update before moving to below procedure again.

If you have VAIO Update 4 or 5 installed, you can just follow below procedure to install the updated version.
1. Exit all running programs.
2. Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
3. When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
4. Double-click EP0000221850.exe to run it.
5. Wait while the wizard updates your software.
6. When the installation is complete, restart the VAIO if asked.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
SonicStage Mastering Studio Writing Function Update Program
Operating Systems
Windows XP 32/64 bits
Version Driver
1.0.00.04130
Size Driver
2.12Mb
File Name
ep0000178329.exe
Date
27/05/2009
Information
SonicStage Mastering Studio Writing Function Update Program 1.0.00.04130
What is this?
SonicStage Mastering Studio is an application which allows to convert analog audio to high quality digital audio files, and burn them to disc.
Is this relevant for you?
It is required to install it, if you use SonicStage Mastering Studio and you have upgraded to the latest version of SonicStage.
What does it fix?
This update fixes the issue that SonicStage Mastering Studio cannot be started after installation of SonicStage v5.2.

How do I perform this update?
Exit all running programs.
Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
Double-click EP0000178329.exe again to install the new version. Wait while the wizard updates your software.
When the installation is complete, restart the VAIO.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
VAIO Edit Components
Operating Systems
Windows XP 32/64 bits
Version Driver
6.6.00.06130
Size Driver
19.28Mb
File Name
ep0000187620.exe
Date
14/07/2009
Information
VAIO Edit Components Upgrade Program 6.6 - 6.6.00.06130
What is this?
VAIO Edit Components is a plugin for Adobe Premiere, which provides some additional functionality, such as HD Editing, and which improves compatibility between Adobe Premiere and VAIO Applications.
Is this relevant for you?
It is recommended to install this update if you use Adobe Premiere.
What does it fix?
This installer only supports Premiere Pro CS3/Premiere Pro 2.0/Premiere Elements 7/Premiere Elements 4/Premiere Elements 3.0/Premiere Elements 2.0.
Supports of Exporting AVCHD Hardware Encoding by using VAIO AVC Transcoder (VAIO AVC Transcoder is necessary)
Other minor bug fixes
How do I perform this update?
1. Exit all running programs.
2. Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
3. When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
4. Double-click EP0000164039.exe to run it.
5. Wait while the wizard updates your software.
6. When the installation is complete, restart the VAIO.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
VAIO Update
Operating Systems
Windows XP 32/64 bits
Version Driver
5.1.1.04090
Size Driver
16.02Mb
File Name
ep0000221850.exe
Date
10/06/2010
Information
VAIO Update 5.1.1.04090
What is this?
Vaio Update is an application similar to Windows Update. It is designed to help you keep your computer up-to-date by assisting you with installation of the latest updates for your VAIO.
What does it fix?
This update provides several improvements to the VAIO Update functionality.

How do I perform this update?

Self-Update
If you open VAIO Update 4, this version will be proposed as an update. Just clicking the Update button will install this version of VAIO Update 5.
If your VAIO comes already preinstalled with VAIO Update 5, the update process is the same, but a reboot will not be required afterwards.
Manual Installation
If you have VAIO Update 3 or older installed on your VAIO, first access Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs, and uninstall VAIO Update from your computer. Afterwards follow below procedure.
In case you have skipped this step before installing VU5, you must first uninstall ALL versions of VAIO Update before moving to below procedure again.

If you have VAIO Update 4 or 5 installed, you can just follow below procedure to install the updated version.
1. Exit all running programs.
2. Download this update and save it to your hard drive.
3. When the download is completed, locate the downloaded file in the location you specified.
4. Double-click EP0000221850.exe to run it.
5. Wait while the wizard updates your software.
6. When the installation is complete, restart the VAIO if asked.
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Troubleshooting Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Czech
Size Manual
0.36Mb
File Name
2007q2_t_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Guarantee Documents
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Czech
Size Manual
2.33Mb
File Name
2007q2_guar_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
User Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Czech
Size Manual
1.42Mb
File Name
fz1_h_cz.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Recovery Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Czech
Size Manual
0.85Mb
File Name
2007q2_r_3.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
User Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Dutch
Size Manual
1.43Mb
File Name
fz1_h_nl.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Recovery Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Dutch
Size Manual
0.61Mb
File Name
2007q2_r_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Troubleshooting Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Dutch
Size Manual
0.24Mb
File Name
2007q2_t_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Guarantee Documents
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Dutch
Size Manual
1.37Mb
File Name
2007q2_guar_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
User Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
English
Size Manual
1.57Mb
File Name
fz1_h_en.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Recovery Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
English
Size Manual
0.62Mb
File Name
2007q2_r_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Troubleshooting Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
English
Size Manual
0.24Mb
File Name
2007q2_t_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Guarantee Documents
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
English
Size Manual
1.37Mb
File Name
2007q2_guar_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
User Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Finnish
Size Manual
1.41Mb
File Name
fz1_h_fi.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Recovery Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Finnish
Size Manual
0.61Mb
File Name
2007q2_r_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Troubleshooting Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Finnish
Size Manual
0.36Mb
File Name
2007q2_t_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Guarantee Documents
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Finnish
Size Manual
2.33Mb
File Name
2007q2_guar_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
User Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
French
Size Manual
1.45Mb
File Name
fz1_h_fr.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Recovery Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
French
Size Manual
0.62Mb
File Name
2007q2_r_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Troubleshooting Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
French
Size Manual
0.24Mb
File Name
2007q2_t_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Guarantee Documents
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
French
Size Manual
1.37Mb
File Name
2007q2_guar_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
User Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
German
Size Manual
1.45Mb
File Name
fz1_h_de.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Recovery Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
German
Size Manual
0.62Mb
File Name
2007q2_r_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Troubleshooting Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
German
Size Manual
0.24Mb
File Name
2007q2_t_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Guarantee Documents
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
German
Size Manual
1.37Mb
File Name
2007q2_guar_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
User Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Greek
Size Manual
1.48Mb
File Name
fz1_h_he.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Recovery Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Greek
Size Manual
0.85Mb
File Name
2007q2_r_3.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Troubleshooting Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Greek
Size Manual
0.36Mb
File Name
2007q2_t_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Guarantee Documents
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Greek
Size Manual
2.33Mb
File Name
2007q2_guar_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
User Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Italian
Size Manual
1.44Mb
File Name
fz1_h_it.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Recovery Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Italian
Size Manual
0.62Mb
File Name
2007q2_r_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Troubleshooting Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Italian
Size Manual
0.24Mb
File Name
2007q2_t_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Guarantee Documents
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Italian
Size Manual
1.37Mb
File Name
2007q2_guar_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
User Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Polish
Size Manual
1.43Mb
File Name
fz1_h_pl.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Recovery Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Polish
Size Manual
0.7Mb
File Name
2007q2_r_4.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Troubleshooting Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Polish
Size Manual
0.25Mb
File Name
2007q2_t_3.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Guarantee Documents
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Polish
Size Manual
2.33Mb
File Name
2007q2_guar_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
User Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Portuguese
Size Manual
1.43Mb
File Name
fz1_h_pt.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Recovery Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Portuguese
Size Manual
0.85Mb
File Name
2007q2_r_3.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Troubleshooting Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Portuguese
Size Manual
0.36Mb
File Name
2007q2_t_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Guarantee Documents
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Portuguese
Size Manual
2.33Mb
File Name
2007q2_guar_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
User Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Romanian
Size Manual
1.45Mb
File Name
fz1_h_ro.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Recovery Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Romanian
Size Manual
0.7Mb
File Name
2007q2_r_4.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Troubleshooting Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Romanian
Size Manual
0.25Mb
File Name
2007q2_t_3.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Guarantee Documents
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Romanian
Size Manual
2.33Mb
File Name
2007q2_guar_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
User Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Russian
Size Manual
1.48Mb
File Name
fz1_h_ru.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Recovery Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Russian
Size Manual
0.85Mb
File Name
2007q2_r_3.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Troubleshooting Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Russian
Size Manual
0.36Mb
File Name
2007q2_t_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
User Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Spanish
Size Manual
1.43Mb
File Name
fz1_h_es.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Recovery Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Spanish
Size Manual
0.61Mb
File Name
2007q2_r_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Troubleshooting Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Spanish
Size Manual
0.24Mb
File Name
2007q2_t_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Guarantee Documents
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Spanish
Size Manual
1.37Mb
File Name
2007q2_guar_1.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
User Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Swedish
Size Manual
1.43Mb
File Name
fz1_h_se.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Recovery Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Swedish
Size Manual
0.61Mb
File Name
2007q2_r_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Troubleshooting Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Swedish
Size Manual
0.36Mb
File Name
2007q2_t_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Guarantee Documents
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Swedish
Size Manual
2.33Mb
File Name
2007q2_guar_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Recovery Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Turkish
Size Manual
0.7Mb
File Name
2007q2_r_4.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Troubleshooting Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Turkish
Size Manual
0.25Mb
File Name
2007q2_t_3.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
Guarantee Documents
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Turkish
Size Manual
2.33Mb
File Name
2007q2_guar_2.pdf
Company
Sony
Categories
Notebooks & Tablet PCs
Model
Sony VGN-FZ18M
Description
User Guide
Operating Systems
Document PDF
Language Manual
Turkish
Size Manual
1.4Mb
File Name
fz1_h_tr.pdf
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