Sony Vaio touchpad

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Dapper Dave, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Dapper Dave

    Dapper Dave Guest

    I want to disable the "click" function on the touchpad. I had it
    turned off under Vista, and I keep accidentally "clicking" on
    items now.

    Sony has no Windows 7 drivers available for this model, and the
    Vista drivers won't load.

    I installed Win 7 on a separate partition, so I still have my
    Vista partition available. I tried executing
    vccpointingdevice.exe under Win 7, and I got an error message
    that Snyutils.dll wasn't found.

    Anybody know how to change the settings on the touchpad under
    these conditions?

    --
    Dave
    Sony Vaio VGN-FZ320e
    Dapper Dave, Oct 27, 2009
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  2. Dapper Dave

    Alex Clayton Guest

    "Dapper Dave" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I want to disable the "click" function on the touchpad. I had it
    > turned off under Vista, and I keep accidentally "clicking" on
    > items now.
    >
    > Sony has no Windows 7 drivers available for this model, and the
    > Vista drivers won't load.
    >
    > I installed Win 7 on a separate partition, so I still have my
    > Vista partition available. I tried executing
    > vccpointingdevice.exe under Win 7, and I got an error message
    > that Snyutils.dll wasn't found.
    >
    > Anybody know how to change the settings on the touchpad under
    > these conditions?
    >
    > --
    > Dave
    > Sony Vaio VGN-FZ320e
    >
    >


    I have and have had several LP's with touch pads. They all had controls for
    the touch pad that had nothing to do with the OS. Did you look in the
    control panel? All of mine have it under the mouse. There is always ways to
    change the way the touch pad works.
    --
    The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
    Will Rogers
    Alex Clayton, Oct 27, 2009
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  3. Dapper Dave

    Dapper Dave Guest

    >"Alex Clayton" <> wrote:

    >"Dapper Dave" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >>I want to disable the "click" function on the touchpad. I had it
    >> turned off under Vista, and I keep accidentally "clicking" on
    >> items now.
    >>
    >> Sony has no Windows 7 drivers available for this model, and the
    >> Vista drivers won't load.
    >>
    >> I installed Win 7 on a separate partition, so I still have my
    >> Vista partition available. I tried executing
    >> vccpointingdevice.exe under Win 7, and I got an error message
    >> that Snyutils.dll wasn't found.
    >>
    >> Anybody know how to change the settings on the touchpad under
    >> these conditions?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Dave
    >> Sony Vaio VGN-FZ320e
    >>
    >>

    >
    >I have and have had several LP's with touch pads. They all had controls for
    >the touch pad that had nothing to do with the OS. Did you look in the
    >control panel? All of mine have it under the mouse. There is always ways to
    >change the way the touch pad works.


    Thanks, but the problem is that those controls are provided by
    the laptop vendor. When I installed Windows 7, that wiped out all
    the vendor stuff.

    The good news is that I found the solution. I'm posting it
    separately.

    --
    Dave
    Dapper Dave, Oct 27, 2009
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  4. Dapper Dave

    Dapper Dave Guest

    I found the solution.

    After downloading several drivers that would not load because the
    install app said they were either not for this model or not for
    this OS, I found the answer here:
    <http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprohardware/thread/0b4956dc-9fc8-4e63-bbde-c50fd44cda1e>
    or
    http://tinyurl.com/yhz59rn

    I found the Sony Alps Pointing Device Update 7.0.501.5 for Vista,
    and it loaded successfully on this machine.

    I suspect that the critical factor was that the update was for an
    "FZ" model of Sony Vaio.

    --
    Dave
    Sony Vaio VGN-FZ320e
    Dapper Dave, Oct 27, 2009
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  5. Dapper Dave

    Andy Guest

    Dapper Dave <> wrote in
    news::

    > I found the solution.
    >
    > After downloading several drivers that would not load because the
    > install app said they were either not for this model or not for
    > this OS, I found the answer here:
    > <http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprohardware/thread/

    0
    > b4956dc-9fc8-4e63-bbde-c50fd44cda1e> or
    > http://tinyurl.com/yhz59rn
    >
    > I found the Sony Alps Pointing Device Update 7.0.501.5 for Vista,
    > and it loaded successfully on this machine.
    >
    > I suspect that the critical factor was that the update was for an
    > "FZ" model of Sony Vaio.



    I still rely on a usb mouse. Never did master the mouse "touch-pad"
    after all these years.

    About your USB stick... does it plug into a different model 'puter
    correctly? Win XP? The 64-bit might be a snag?

    Best,

    Andy
    Andy, Oct 27, 2009
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  6. Dapper Dave

    Dapper Dave Guest

    >Andy <> wrote:

    >About your USB stick... does it plug into a different model 'puter
    >correctly? Win XP? The 64-bit might be a snag?
    >
    >Best,
    >
    >Andy


    It works on this machine if I boot Vista rather than Win 7. I
    have the 32-bit version of both.

    --
    Dave
    Dapper Dave, Oct 27, 2009
    #6
  7. Dapper Dave

    Andy Guest

    Dapper Dave <> wrote in
    news::

    >>Andy <> wrote:

    >
    >>About your USB stick... does it plug into a different model 'puter
    >>correctly? Win XP? The 64-bit might be a snag?
    >>
    >>Best,
    >>
    >>Andy

    >
    > It works on this machine if I boot Vista rather than Win 7. I
    > have the 32-bit version of both.



    Well THERE'S a peice of information I'll tuck under my hat!

    Brand of USB stick?

    Best,

    Andy
    Andy, Oct 27, 2009
    #7
  8. Dapper Dave

    Alex Clayton Guest

    "Andy" <> wrote in message news:Xns9CB1B03A0AD1620202@216.196.97.131...
    > Dapper Dave <> wrote in
    > news::
    >
    >>>Andy <> wrote:

    >>
    >>>About your USB stick... does it plug into a different model 'puter
    >>>correctly? Win XP? The 64-bit might be a snag?
    >>>
    >>>Best,
    >>>
    >>>Andy

    >>
    >> It works on this machine if I boot Vista rather than Win 7. I
    >> have the 32-bit version of both.

    >
    >
    > Well THERE'S a peice of information I'll tuck under my hat!
    >
    > Brand of USB stick?
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy
    >
    >

    Makes me curious too. I use a couple of those things all the time. So far
    they both work fine with the 32 and 64 bit versions of Vista, but if they
    will not work with W-7 that could be a PITA.
    --
    There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who
    learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and
    find out for themselves.
    Will Rogers
    Alex Clayton, Oct 27, 2009
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  9. Dapper Dave

    Geordie Guest

    On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 15:34:17 -0700, "Alex Clayton"
    <> compiled the following:

    >"Andy" <> wrote in message news:Xns9CB1B03A0AD1620202@216.196.97.131...
    >> Dapper Dave <> wrote in
    >> news::
    >>

    <snip>
    >>> It works on this machine if I boot Vista rather than Win 7. I
    >>> have the 32-bit version of both.

    >>
    >>
    >> Well THERE'S a peice of information I'll tuck under my hat!
    >>
    >> Brand of USB stick?
    >>


    >Makes me curious too. I use a couple of those things all the time. So far
    >they both work fine with the 32 and 64 bit versions of Vista, but if they
    >will not work with W-7 that could be a PITA.


    Both my USB sticks work in Win7 64bit, one is an Easy Disk and the
    other doesn't have any brand name.

    --
    Geordie
    Usenet, how to post info:
    http://www.dickgaughan.co.uk/usenet/guide/faq08-topp.html
    http://www.i-hate-computers.demon.co.uk/quote.html
    Geordie, Oct 27, 2009
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  10. >Andy <> wrote:

    >Dapper Dave <> wrote in
    >news::
    >
    >>>Andy <> wrote:

    >>
    >>>About your USB stick... does it plug into a different model 'puter
    >>>correctly? Win XP? The 64-bit might be a snag?
    >>>
    >>>Best,
    >>>
    >>>Andy

    >>
    >> It works on this machine if I boot Vista rather than Win 7. I
    >> have the 32-bit version of both.

    >
    >
    >Well THERE'S a peice of information I'll tuck under my hat!
    >
    >Brand of USB stick?
    >
    >Best,
    >
    >Andy


    It's a Corsair "Flash Survivor" (16 GB).

    --
    Dave
    Dave Rudisill, Oct 28, 2009
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    nic

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    Dave, where did you download the ALPS driver for the FZ model? I'm having no luck finding it
    nic, Nov 24, 2009
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