Sony PCG-XG28 Notebook 1394 Driver Update [WinXP]

July 26th, 2001 | Tags: ,

Please read all information thoroughly before installing any files.

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What does this do?

After upgrading with the Sony VAIO Companion CD for the Windows Me operating system, some unnecessary legacy (old) files may be left on the system. These leftover files can interfere with the device driver installation for the Sony i.LINK (IEEE 1394) hardware and prevent video from being exported from the DVgate™ Motion application.This utility will resolve this issue by removing the unnecessary files, which then allows the correct drivers to install.

What products and operating systems does this apply to?

Operating System(s): Windows XP

Note: Not all models are sold in all countries. This file is only for use with the products identified and sold in United States, Latin America, or Canada.


Important Notes
  • Before installing Windows Millennium Edition or Sony's Windows Me software updates, please be sure to read Sony's Installing the Windows Me Operating System. Most of Sony's Windows Me software updates require you to install Windows Me as an upgrade to the Sony factory-shipped version of Windows 98 Second Edition (SE). If Windows 98 SE is removed from the computer before installing Windows Me, or if Windows Me is installed in a different directory than the default selection (C:\Windows), most of Sony's Windows Me updates will not install correctly.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.

Download and Installation Instructions
  1. Download the 1394UPD.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the 1394UPD.EXE file to begin the installation. Please wait as the driver files are extracted and copied to the computer.
  3. At the "1394 Driver Update for Windows Me is now complete." screen, click Finish. Please wait as the computer restarts.
  4. After Windows restarts, the hardware will be redetected. The Add New Hardware Wizard will launch.
  5. At the "Windows has found the following new hardware" screen, verify that "Automatic search for a better driver (Recommended)" is selected.
  6. Click Next. Please wait as the drivers are installed.
  7. At the "Windows has finished installing the new hardware device" screen, click Finish.

The installation of the 1394 Driver Update for Windows Me is now complete.

Uninstall Information

If it is necessary to install the IEEE 1394 Device Driver again, you will need to first remove the existing 1394UPD.EXE installation files. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the directory where the 1394UPD.EXE file was downloaded and double-click it.
  2. At the "1394" box, click Continue.
  3. At the "Confirm File Deletion" box, click OK to remove all of the update's components.

The uninstallation is now complete. You may redownload and reinstall the 1394UPD.EXE file.

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