Windows 10 has had a strong debut since it was released towards the end of last month, with tens of millions of people around the world downloading the new OS, and most of them are getting on quite well with it. However, Sony users may want to be a bit more reserved with their upgrade plans, as the Japanese electronics maker has advised Vaio notebook users not to upgrade until later this year. It hasn’t quite finished up all the necessary drivers.
The reason for the delay could well be that Sony isn’t in charge of its PC business any more, having sold it to a investment company, Japan Industrial Partners, in 2014. Despite that, Sony wants to continue providing support for existing Vaio customers, which is why it’s working on the drivers; they just aren’t quite ready yet.
“We are testing supported models and will be providing the results as quickly as possible,” Sony said on its support site (via Windows Central). “We plan to release Windows 10 upgrade information and, for Windows 8 and 8.1 models, drivers, applications and detailed information on the schedule below based on the operating system originally installed on the PC.”
The eagle eyed among you may have spotted that there is no mention of Windows 7 in Sony’s announcement. While that may not necessarily mean it isn’t working on developing drivers for Vaio systems running the older OS, it seems clear that Windows 8 and 8.1 machines are the priority.
Drivers for the fully patched version of Windows 8.1 are expected to release in October this year, while those still running the standard Windows 8 will need to wait a little longer, with drivers set to debut in November.
For now, Sony’s only advice for Windows 7 users is to bookmark the support page and check back before upgrading to Windows 10.