Sony: Don’t upgrade your PC to Windows 10

Sony warns Vaio computer owners to not upgrade to Windows 10 yet. The company is unable to guarantee compatibility with Microsoft’s latest operating system and is still testing. Possible issues could be corrupt drivers and software, according to the electronics giant.



A warning on the Sony website states, “Regardless of the Windows 10 upgrade availability, Sony recommends you WAIT to install Windows 10 on your VAIO computer, if that is what you choose to do, until after our testing is completed for supported VAIO models.”

Sony doesn’t mention any specific models which indicates that owners of any Sony computer should be aware when upgrading. Users upgrading from a pre-installed Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 installation should get upgrade information later this month.

Users upgrading from Windows 8 should also get updated drivers and applications in November this year, while Windows 8.1 user should receive them by October.


Those that choose to upgrade nevertheless can possibly end up with a crashing system and even damage of hardware and loss of data, according to Sony.

So far Sony is the only PC vendor that warns users to upgrade to Windows 10. The company no longer manufacturers computers, it has sold its PC business to Japan Industrial Partners Inc. in 2014 but Sony has promised its customers will continue to receive aftercare customer services.

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