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XL Series
Entertainment Guide
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User Guide

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User Guide
Personal Computer
V G C-XL Series(PCV - H21M)

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VGX-XL100 Living Room Entertainment Computer
Before Use
Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony VAIO computer, and welcome
to the on-screen User Guide. Sony has combined leading-edge technology in
audio, video, computing, and communications to provide state-of-the-art
personal computing.
© 2005 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved.
This manual and the software described herein, in whole or in part, may not
be reproduced, translated, or reduced to any machine-readable form without
prior written approval.
Sony Corporation provides no warranty with regard to this manual, the
software, or other information contained herein and hereby expressly
disclaims any implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for any
particular purpose with regard to this manual, the software or such other
information. In no event shall Sony Corporation be liable for any incidental,
consequential, or special damages, whether based on tort, contract, or
otherwise, arising out of or in connection with this manual, the software, or
other information contained herein or the use thereof.
In the manual, the TM or ® marks are not specified.
Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any modification to this manual
or the information contained herein at any time without notice. The software
described herein is governed by the terms of a separate user license
Your documentation includes printed information and user guides to read on
your VAIO computer.
Guides are provided in PDF format, which you can easily browse through and
print out.
My Club VAIO portal is a perfect starting point to use your computer -- a
comprehensive collection of everything you need to get the most from your
The user guides are collected under
Documentation, which can be shown as

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VGX-XL100 Living Room Entertainment Computer
Start and then the My Club VAIO icon
Select the guide you want to read.
You can manually browse to the user guides by going to
My Computer > VAIO (C:)
(your C drive) >
Documentation > Documentation and opening the folder for your
Printed Documentation
· A Setting Up Poster -- Describes the process from unpacking to starting
up your VAIO.
· Troubleshooting Guide -- Contains solutions to common problems.
· Recovery Guide -- Contains an explanation of how to recover your
computer's system if you need to.
· Booklets containing the following information: Sony Guarantee
conditions, Safety Regulations, Modem Regulations and Wireless LAN
Non-printed Documentation
· User Guide (this manual) -- Contains features of your computer. It also
includes information about the software programs included with your
computer, as well as information on solving common problems.
· Specifications -- The online Specifications describe the hardware and
software configuration of your VAIO computer.
· To view the online Specifications:
· Connect to the Internet.
· Go to the Sony VAIO-Link online support Web site at http://www.vaio-
· VAIO Recovery Guide -- Provides information about restoring individual
software programs, software drivers, and drive partition(s) or your entire
hard disk drive to the original factory installed settings.
· MCE guide -- Provides information about using the Windows XP Media
Center Edition operating system.
My Club VAIO
In My Club VAIO you can find:

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Documentation, which gives you:
· Access to the User Guide. This manual explains the features of your
computer in detail, how to use these features confidently and safely,
connect peripheral devices and more.
· Access to Help and Training. This is the portal of VAIO Help and
Support Center.
· Important information about your computer, in the form of notices and
·In My Club VAIO you can also find:
· Accessories
Want to expand the capabilities of your computer? Click on this icon and
have a look at your compatible accessories.
· Software
Feeling creative? Click this icon for an overview of your software and
check out our upgrade options.
· Wallpapers
Click this icon and check out our most popular Sony and Club VAIO
· Links
Click this icon and check out our most popular Sony and Club VAIO web
Help and Support Center
Help and Support Center is a comprehensive resource for practical advice,
tutorials, and demonstrations to help you learn to use Microsoft Windows XP
and your computer.
Use the Search feature, Index, or table of contents to view all Windows Help
resources, including those that are on the Internet.
To access Help and Support Center, click Start and then Help and Support.
Or go to the Help and Support Center by pressing the Microsoft Windows
and the F1 key.
Further Sources
Consult the Online Help files of the software you are using for detailed
information on features and troubleshooting.
Go to to find online tutorials about your favorite VAIO