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:

  • VPCY210FL
  • VPCY216FD
  • VPCY216FX
  • VPCY216GX
  • VPCY218FX
  • VPCY2190X
  • VPCY21AFX
  • VPCY21BGX
  • VPCY21CGX
  • VPCY21DGX
  • VPCY21EFX
  • VPCY21SFX

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility updates the BIOS to version R0180H2 to resolve the following issues:
  • A fatal hardware error message is received within the event viewer
  • The system may become unresponsive
  • The Intel® Virtualization Technology option is visible on computers with an unsupported CPU

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 7 64-bit

File Info

File Name

  • EP0000600206.exe

File Version

  • R0180H2

File Size

  • 5.32 MB

Release Date

  • 11-09-2010

Before You Start


Important Notes

  • WARNING!!: Before installing this update, be sure the computer is running from AC power. If the installation of the BIOS is interrupted by power loss, the computer may not operate correctly or at all!
  • During the installation of this update:
    • Do not turn the computer off.
    • Do not allow the computer to enter Standby or Hibernation states.
    • Do not start other programs.
    • Do not connect any peripherals.
  • 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 and Installation Instructions

  1. WARNING!!: Before installing this update, be sure the computer is running from AC power. If the installation of the BIOS is interrupted by power loss, the computer may not operate correctly or at all!
  2. 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.
  3. Download the EP0000600206.exe file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  4. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the EP0000600206.exe file to begin the installation.
  5. At the "User Account Control" screen, click "Yes".
  6. At the "BIOS Update" screen, click "Next".
  7. At the "License Agreement" dialog, read the agreement, then, if you agree, click "I Agree" to continue with the installation.
  8. At the "VAIO BIOS Update Tool" screen, verify that the version to be installed is R0180H2, and then click "Update".
  9. At the "WBFLASH" dialog box, click "OK" to confirm that the system BIOS will be updated.
  10. At the "BIOS Update successfully completed" dialog box, click the "OK" button to shutdown the computer.
  11. Wait 30 seconds and then power the computer back on.

After the computer restarts, the installation of the BIOS Update is complete.