Sony VAIO SZ Series Bluetooth Driver Knocked Down by Windows Update “IVT Corporation – Other hardware – Bluetooth USB Controller (ALPS/UGPZ6)”

Sony VAIO SZ Series has been one of my favorite laptops for years, and in its heydays, given the choice between a “Made in Japan” VAIO VGN-SZ650N and say anything else, I’d choose the VAIO every time.

Microsoft has released an update yesterday, titled “IVT Corporation – Other hardware – Bluetooth USB Controller (ALPS/UGPZ6),” and if you own one of these incredible machines, you should be careful with that.

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How to Acquire Your Symbian Smartphone’s Certificate (.cer) and Private Key (.key) from OPDA

Nokia Symbian Certificate Closed since June 23, 2011[Updated August 25, 2011]

Bad news are aplenty for Symbian users these days, the latest one being that OPDA (and countless similar sites) has stopped working since June 23, 2011 to give them an IMEI-specific cer/key file, required to sign an unsigned app sis/sisx file. This is because some now rules and procedure is used by Symbian certification.

The following article is a step by step picture guide on how to acquire the certificate and private key for your Series 60 Smartphone using OPDA free service. Continue reading