VAIO Update Overview
|This article provides an introduction to the purpose and functionality of VAIO Update. For more information, we recommend to consult the built-in help file. |
Start - All Programs - VAIO Control Center, or
Start - Programs - Sony Notebook Setup).
What is VAIO Update?VAIO Update provides you with important product-related information and easy access to updates for VAIO applications and drivers, which are recommended to help keep your VAIO computer running efficiently.
This program only provides updates for bundled hardware and software. To update Windows operating system files, please use Windows Update.
VAIO Update comes installed on VAIO computers pre-installed with Windows XP, Vista or 7, and those that were shipped after June 2004. It is NOT available for older models.
VAIO Update 5 is released for all VAIO computers shipped after June 2004. It is made available during December 2009. When updating from a previous version, a restart of your system is required.
Some general remarks
Accessing VAIO Update
can be done in the following ways:
The VAIO Update Screen
Check for Updates
In this screen you will get an overview of update programs which are available for your system.
The Update Programs section is divided into two areas: Automatic Updates and Manual Updates. Below these sections, you will find a link to updates which have already been installed, and a description of the icons.
Important InfoThis section will provide urgent support and security news.
Successful UpdatesThis section gives an overview of previously successfully installed updates.