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:

  • SVT21213CXB
  • SVT21213CYB
  • SVT21215CLB
  • SVT21215CXB
  • SVT21216CXB
  • SVT21217CXB
  • SVT21218CXB
  • SVT212190X
  • SVT21223CXB
  • SVT21223CYB
  • SVT21225CXB
  • SVT21226CXB
  • SVT21227CXB
  • SVT21228CXB
  • SVT212290X

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility installs an updated version of the BIOS and provides the following benefits:
  • Resolves an issue where the computer will not resume from standby when connected to an HDMI™ TV after upgrading to the Windows® 8.1 operating system
  • Optimizes the USB performance
  • Resolves an issue where pressing the "Ctrl + Alt + Delete" keys on the USB keyboard, the message "System Disabled" may appear and cause the computer to restart
  • Resolves an issue where the vertical and horizontal camera offsets are incorrect
  • Improves the security vulnerabilities

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 8
  • Windows® 8 64-bit
  • Windows® 8.1
  • Windows® 8.1 64-bit

File Info

File Name

  • EP0000601173.exe

File Version

  • R1080F6

File Size

  • 5.82 MB

Release Date

  • 01-28-2015

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 that you print out these instructions for use 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 EP0000601173.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 EP0000601173.exe file to begin the installation.
  5. At the "User Account Control" screen, click "Yes".
  6. At the "WARNING!! note of the Microsoft® BitLocker™ security" screen, read and follow the on-screen instructions, and then click "OK".
  7. At the "User Account Control" screen, click "Yes".
  8. At the "VAIO® Firmware Update Tool" screen, confirm that the version to be installed is R1080F6, then click "Update".
  9. At the "The system will restart. Are you sure you want to update the VAIO firmware?" dialog, click "OK".
  10. Note: The computer will automatically shutdown when the BIOS update is complete.

  11. After the computer shuts down, wait for 60 seconds, then power on the computer.

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

Please follow the steps below to verify that the installation was successful

  1. Search "VAIO Care (Desktop)" and open the Sony Apps.
  2. Click "About Your VAIO".
  3. Click "System Information".
  4. Verify that the file version is R1080F6.