Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • NV-U70

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility makes it possible to activate the map update (NVD-U01N) for the NAV-U™ portable navigation device, with Windows Vista operating system.
NOTE: The map update disc must be purchased separately.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista®

File Info

File Name

  • VISTATOOL.EXE

File Version

  • 2.5.0.32

File Size

  • 3.18 MB

Release Date

  • 11-01-2007

Before You Start


Important Notes

  • This utility is intended for use only by owners of the Sony NV-U70 Personal Navigation System who have purchased the NVD-U01N Map Update Disc.
  • All Windows® patches and updates should be installed before installing this utility. Sony recommends downloading and installing the latest Windows updates regularly.
  • Before installing this utility it is necessary to install the latest version of the Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows Vista.
  • In order to use this utility the computer must have a USB port and a DVD drive.
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.

Download & Install


Download Instructions

  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Download the VISTATOOL.EXE file to a convenient directory (please note this directory for reference).
    NOTE: It is recommended that you create a folder called "nav_update" on your computer C: drive, and download the utility to that folder.
  3. When the download is complete, check that the file is correctly downloaded.
    1. Right-click the VISTATOOL.EXE file, and click "Properties".
    2. On the "VISTATOOL.EXE Properties" screen, verify that the "Size:" listed is "3.17 MB (3,334,307 bytes)".
      NOTE: The "Size on disk:" listed may be different. That is normal.
    3. If the file size is different than the "3,334,307 bytes", please download the VISTATOOL.EXE file again.

Questions & Answers


How to Use the Map Tool

  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Make sure that you have installed the latest version of the Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows Vista before proceeding.
  3. Power on the computer.
  4. Connect the NV-U70 Personal Navigation System to AC power using the using the supplied AC adapter.
  5. Connect the NV-U70 to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
  6. Power on the NV-U70 and wait until the computer detects it.
  7. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the VISTATOOL.EXE file to start the Map Tool.
  8. At the "Sony Personal Navigation System" window, select your language.
  9. When prompted to do so, insert the NVD-U01N disc into the computer DVD drive.
  10. Please wait until the main menu is displayed, and then operate as usual.
  11. While using the Map Tool:
    • Do not disconnect the USB cable or the AC adapter.
    • Do not turn off the NV-U70, enter into standby mode, or reset the unit.
    • Do not shut down the computer, put the computer in standby mode, or restart the computer.
    • Do not remove the NVD-U01N disc from the DVD drive of your computer while using the Map Tool.