WAIT - Read the Required Files section before downloading this file.

Required Downloads

Unless stated otherwise, the file listed below must be installed BEFORE the VAIO Care™ Software (Windows 7 64bit) in order for it to work properly. If more than one Required file is listed, install them in the order presented on this page.

This update is required to utilize the VAIO Hardware Diagnostics function from VAIO Care. If you have performed a clean install of the Microsoft® Windows® 7 operating system (i.e., installed from a commercial, off-the-shelf, version rather than us

This update is required if you have performed a clean install of the Microsoft® Windows® 7 operating system (i.e., installed from a commercial, off-the-shelf, version rather than using the Recovery Wizard or Recovery Media).

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:

  • VPCEE21FX
  • VPCEE22FX
  • VPCEE23EB
  • VPCEE23EL
  • VPCEE23FD
  • VPCEE23FX
  • VPCEE25FB
  • VPCEE25FX
  • VPCEE26FX
  • VPCEE27FL
  • VPCEE27FM
  • VPCEE28FX
  • VPCEE29FX
  • VPCEF21FD
  • VPCEF22FX
  • VPCEF25FX
  • VPCF120FD
  • VPCF120FL
  • VPCF121FD
  • VPCF121FX
  • VPCF121GX
  • VPCF122FX
  • VPCF123FX
  • VPCF125FX
  • VPCF126FM
  • VPCF127FD
  • VPCF127FX
  • VPCF1290L
  • VPCF1290S
  • VPCF1290X
  • VPCF12AFM
  • VPCF12BFX
  • VPCF12CFX
  • VPCF12DFX
  • VPCF12FFX
  • VPCF12GFX
  • VPCF12HFX
  • VPCF12JFX
  • VPCF12KFX
  • VPCF12LFX
  • VPCF12LGX
  • VPCF12MGX
  • VPCF12NGX
  • VPCF12PGX
  • VPCF12QGX
  • VPCF12RGX
  • VPCF12SGX
  • VPCF12THX
  • VPCF12UGX
  • VPCF12VGX
  • VPCF12XHX
  • VPCF12YFX
  • VPCF12ZFX
  • VPCJ110FL
  • VPCJ111FX
  • VPCJ112FX
  • VPCJ112GX
  • VPCJ113FX
  • VPCJ114FX
  • VPCJ115FX
  • VPCJ116FD
  • VPCJ116FX
  • VPCJ117FX
  • VPCJ118FX
  • VPCJ1190X
  • VPCJ11AFX
  • VPCJ11BFD
  • VPCJ11BFX
  • VPCJ11BGX
  • VPCJ11CFX
  • VPCJ11DFX
  • VPCL135FX
  • VPCL137FX
  • VPCL138FX
  • VPCS120FL
  • VPCS121GL
  • VPCY210FL
  • VPCY216FD
  • VPCY216FX
  • VPCY216GX
  • VPCY218FX
  • VPCY2190X
  • VPCY21AFX
  • VPCY21BGX
  • VPCY21CGX
  • VPCY21DGX
  • VPCY21EFX
  • VPCY21SFX
  • VPCZ120GL
  • VPCZ122GX
  • VPCZ124GX
  • VPCZ125GX
  • VPCZ127GX
  • VPCZ128GX
  • VPCZ1290L
  • VPCZ1290S
  • VPCZ1290X
  • VPCZ12AHX
  • VPCZ12BGX
  • VPCZ12CGX
  • VPCZ12DGX
  • VPCZ12EGX
  • VPCZ12GGX
  • VPCZ12HGX
  • VPCZ12JHX
  • VPCZ12LGX
  • VPCZ12MGX
  • VPCZ12NGX

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility installs the originally shipped version of the VAIO Care software.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 7 64-bit

File Info

File Name

  • SOAVCA-00221042-0042.EXE

File Version

  • 6.0.0.15080

File Size

  • 23.38 MB

Release Date

  • 05-12-2010

Before You Start


Important Notes

  • IMPORTANT: In order for the"VAIO Care™" software to work properly, please note the following:
    1. If you have performed a clean install of the Windows 7 operating system (i.e., installed from a commercial, off-the-shelf, version rather than using the Recovery Wizard or Recovery Media Kit), please ensure that all original device drivers from the Sony support site have been installed on the computer before installing the VAIO Care software.
    2. It is not necessary to revert to the original drivers if you have properly installed updates from the Sony support site.
    3. If you have performed a clean install of the Windows 7 operating system, please install all required files. A link to the required files is available in the You May Need This section above.
  • 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 that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.

Download & Install


Download and Installation 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 SOAVCA-00221042-0042.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the SOAVCA-00221042-0042.EXE file to begin the installation.
  4. At the "User Account Control" screen, click "Yes".
  5. At the "VAIO Care" screen, click "Next".
  6. At the "License Agreement" dialog, read the agreement, then, if you agree, click "I Agree" to continue with the installation.
  7. At the "Finished" screen, click "Finish".

The installation of the VAIO Care Software is complete.