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

Required Downloads

Unless stated otherwise, the file listed below must be installed BEFORE the Best Buy Connect 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.

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:

  • VPCEG27FM
  • VPCEG37FM
  • VPCF236FM
  • VPCSC31FM
  • VPCSC41FM
  • VPCSC4AFM

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility installs the originally shipped version of the Best Buy Connect software.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 7 64-bit

File Info

File Name

  • EP0000551257.exe

File Version

  • 5.1.1.784

File Size

  • 34.03 Mb

Release Date

  • 08-05-2011

Before You Start


Important Notes

  • IMPORTANT: To ensure the proper function of the Best Buy Connect Software, 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 insure all required drivers available in the You May Need This section above and the following components are installed in the order listed below:

    1. original device drivers from the Sony support site
      Note: It is not necessary to revert to the original drivers if you have properly installed updated drivers from the Sony support site
    2. Intel® Centrino® WiMAX 6150 Function Driver version 6.5.1035.26
    3. Intel Centrino Wireless-N 6150 / Inte WiFi Link 1000 BGN, Version 14.0.1.2
    4. Sony® Shared Library
    5. Sony Notebook Utilities
  • 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 EP0000551257.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 EP0000551257.exe file to begin the installation.
  4. At the "User Account Control" screen, click "Yes".
  5. At the "Select Country" screen, select the country for this installation, and then click "Next".
  6. At the "Best Buy Connect Ver. 5.1.1.784" 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 "Finished" screen, click "Finish".
  9. At the "This system must be restarted to complete the installation" screen, click "OK" to restart the computer.

After the computer restarts, the installation of the Best Buy Connect Software is complete.