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Laptop With Vista

Discussion in 'Software' started by Kiholo, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Kiholo

    Kiholo Private First Class

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

    I have an old old laptop Sony VIAO with VISTA which has been lying around. Now, I would like to use this laptop for doing only automotive performance tuning. I would like some kind of assessment of the feasibility to do this since many of the updates for VISTA probably do not exist.

    I am currently running MalwareBytes Premium Trial and it has found 928 items and quarantining them now. I will do more cleaning in the steps described on this site.

    Also, at some point, I plan to install McAfee to protect the system once cleaned.

    Thank you; I await your response and assessment.
     
  2. dr.moriarty

    dr.moriarty Malware Super Sleuth Staff Member

    Sorry - it's impossible to give an assessment of an "old Sony VIAO" laptop, running unspecified software on a outdated operating system.... you need to supply a great deal more information.
     
  3. Kiholo

    Kiholo Private First Class

    My apologies...
    Sony VIAO Model PCG-6S2L with VISTA Business (SP2 last updated 09/2007)
    Processor: Intel Core2Duo T7500@2.2GHz
    Memory: 2GB
    32-bit OS

    The software installed and considering on running are, basically, Firefox browser, MS Excel and Word 2010, and Adobe Reader. The main software for Tuning is TunerPro RT v5.0.

    I have noticed that boot-up is very slow.

    Thank you for your assistance.
     
  4. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    You can go to crucial.com and check to see if your system will take additional ram.
     
  5. Kiholo

    Kiholo Private First Class

    Crucial.com site doesn't show a listing for my model, so I'm guessing adding additional RAM is out.
     
  6. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    Look on the back of the laptop and see if you can find a model number that may start with a V.......
     
  7. Eldon

    Eldon Major Geek Extraordinaire

  8. Kiholo

    Kiholo Private First Class

    TimW...nope...none. Only model number is the PCG-6S2L

    Thank you Eldon, I will download and use it...will using program uninstall lead to unintended consequences?
     
  9. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

  10. Kiholo

    Kiholo Private First Class

    Interesting...

    I guess I may just have to struggle along with the 2GB of RAM already in the unit. I just need to do some trial runs and see if the current setup will fulfill my needs related to automotive performance tuning.

    Thanks, TimW
     
  11. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    Try clicking on Start, All Programs, VAIO Care, and then looking in the bottom-left corner of the VAIO Care window.
     
  12. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

  13. Eldon

    Eldon Major Geek Extraordinaire

    Not at all.
    I have used it for more than 10 years.
     
  14. Kiholo

    Kiholo Private First Class

    TimW,
    I don't see a VAIO Care selection. I probably have deleted it. I recall this laptop coming with a lot of blot software. I will download the Crucial scanner and report back. Thanks

    Eldon,

    Sorry, my comment regarding unintended consequences wasn't about using the Revo Uninstaller. I meant using the program uninstall in the control panel. By the way, I have installed and used the Revo Uninstaller and like it. I'll be putting it in my toolkit for future use. Thanks.
     
  15. Just Playin

    Just Playin MajorGeek

    https://docs.sony.com/release//specs/VGNSZ680CTO_mksp.pdf
    Memory
    Type: DDR2
    Installed: 4GB (2GBx2) PC2-5300, 2GB (1GBx2) PC2-5300, 1GB (1GBx1)
    PC2-5300 or 1GB (512MBx2) PC2-5300
    Maximum: 4GB
    Speed: 667MHz
     
  16. baklogic

    baklogic The Tinkerer

  17. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    From Sony: The model PCG-6S2L is the chassis number of the laptop. To help you with your question, please verify the model by checking the lower right bezel of the screen or on top of the keyboard.
     
  18. baklogic

    baklogic The Tinkerer

  19. Kiholo

    Kiholo Private First Class

    Thanks guys...I've upgraded to 4Gbs of RAM and have removed a considerable amount of bloatware that came on this laptop. By doing these two things, the performance has improved a lot.

    Since I will be using this laptop solely for automotive performance tuning, I am going to give it a try.
     
    baklogic likes this.
  20. Geek_Justin

    Geek_Justin Private First Class

    I think the biggest concern is if the software you intend to use is compatible with Vista.
     
  21. Kiholo

    Kiholo Private First Class

    Geek_Justin,

    Luckily, I already have the software called TunerPro RT running on the laptop. The additional memory really helps with shortening the boot up and when opening things like control panel, etc. I'll just have to work it.
     

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