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

Required Downloads

Unless stated otherwise, the file listed below must be installed BEFORE the Sony® Notebook Utilities (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 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).

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:

  • VPCEL10EL
  • VPCEL13FD
  • VPCEL13FX
  • VPCEL15FD
  • VPCEL15FX
  • VPCEL17FX
  • VPCEL22FX
  • VPCEL23FD
  • VPCEL24FX
  • VPCEL25FD
  • VPCEL26FX

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility installs the originally shipped versions of the following Sony Notebook Utilities:
  • Battery Checker 4.5.0.02140
  • VAIO® Control Center 4.5.0.03040
  • VAIO Event Service 5.5.0.03040

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 7 64-bit

File Info

File Name

  • EP0000551106.exe

File Version

  • 1.0

File Size

  • 87.22 Mb

Release Date

  • 05-05-2011

Before You Start


Important Notes

  • IMPORTANT: Before installing the Sony Notebook Utilities, please note the following:
    1. It is recommended that the System Settings Program Update (EP0000600768.exe), be installed if you have installed the Sony® Notebook Utilities update before May 17th 2013. A link to the Settings Program Update is available in the You May Need This section.
    2. 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.
    3. It is not necessary to revert to the original drivers for any drivers that you have properly installed updates from the Sony support site.
    4. If you have performed a clean install of the Windows 7 operating system, install the Sony Shared Library. A link to the Sony Shared Library 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 EP0000551106.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 EP0000551106.exe file to begin the installation.
  4. At the "User Account Control" screen, click "Yes".
  5. If the "Select Language" screen appears, select the language you wish to use, and then click "OK".
  6. At the "Select Country" screen, select the country for this installation, and then click "Next".
  7. At the "Sony Notebook Utilities Ver. 1.0" screen, click "Next".
  8. At the "License Agreement" dialog, read the agreement, then, if you agree, click "I Agree" to continue with the installation.
  9. At the "This system must be restarted to complete the installation" screen, click "OK" to restart the computer.
    Note: The installation automatically continues after the computer restarts, please follow the on-screen instructions.
  10. If the "Select Language" screen appears, select the language you wish to use, and then click "OK".
  11. At the "Select Country" screen, select the country for this installation, and then click "Next".
  12. At the "Sony Notebook Utilities Ver. 1.0" screen, click "Next".
  13. At the "License Agreement" dialog, read the agreement, then, if you agree, click "I Agree" to continue with the installation.
  14. At the "Finish" screen, click "Finish".
  15. Restart the computer.

After the computer restarts, the installation of the Sony Notebook Utilities is complete.