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Where can the user find information on the BIOS Setup Utility program of VAIO notebooks?

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Where can the user find information on the BIOS Setup Utility program of VAIO notebooks?

There is no operation manual of the BIOS Setup Utility program for VAIO notebooks. However, user may wish to refer to the following questions and answers:

Q1:
What types of alternative methods are available?

A1:
In the case of VAIO notebook, the utility program Sony Notebook Setup that works on Windows provides the function similar to the BIOS Setup Utility program.
To change the information of the system configuration for daily usage of the computer, use either the Sony Notebook Setup program or the various utility programs prepared by the operating system.

Q2:
Why isn't the operation manual for the BIOS Setup Utility program provided?

A2:
BIOS Setup Utility is the program that may cause the malfunction of the system when users execute operations not instructed by VAIO support group.
The instruction manual, therefore, touches on BIOS Setup Utility as just one of the recovery operations to initialize the setting items to the factory-shipped default values.

In the case of VAIO desktop computer, the configuration of the unit can be changed by installing expansion boards available in the market to the expansion slots of the computer.
When expansion boards are installed, user needs to change the information of the hardware configuration manually depending on the types of the installed boards.
However, for VAIO notebook, the hardware configuration cannot be changed in the cabinet.
Therefore, user does not need to do anything about the BIOS Setup Utility program except initializing the setting items to the default values at the time of factory shipment.
To avoid any malfunction, please use those user-friendly utility programs (for example, Sony Notebook Setup Utility) that can be operated on Windows®.

Q3:
How far is it true that to improve the performance of the VAIO computer or when it is in poor condition, information of the hardware configuration has to be changed with BIOS Setup Utility?

A3:
BIOS Setup Utility allows user to change the hardware configuration information (initialization information at the startup of the computer). By doing so, user is able to improve the operation of the computer depending on the cause of the malfunction. If the malfunction is due to software settings or from the installed peripherals, the performance of the computer cannot be improved.
For more details on the malfunction, please refer to the software support or peripherals support.