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VAIO Care, Version for Microsoft® Windows® 7

This utility will install the originally shipped version of the VAIO Care for the Sony VAIO® computers listed below.

For a clean installation Windows 7 64-bit OS: before the VAIO Care, please followow the steps below so that this utility will work properly:

  • Install All drivers
  • Install Sony Shared Library
  • Install Hotkey Utilities
  • Install VAIO Location Utility
  • Install VAIO Update SOAVUD-00264819-0042.EXE
  • Install VAIO Hardware Diagnostics
  • Install the full version .NET Framework 4.0 from:
  • Install VAIO Care



This utility is only for use with the following Sony VAIO® Computers:


Do not install this utility with any other model of computer (including other Sony computers sold worldwide).


During the installation of this update, 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 as a reference during the installation process.

Download And Installation Instructions

Please follow the steps below to download and install the SOAVCA-00265887-0042.EXE program.

  • Download the SOAVCA-00265887-0042.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  • Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the SOAVCA-00265887-0042.EXE file to begin the installation.
  • At theUser Account Controlwindow, click theYesbutton.
  • At theSelect Countryscreen, select the country for the installation and click theNextbutton.
  • At theWelcome to VAIO Care Setup Programwindow, click theNextbutton.
  • Read the Software License Agreement and click theI Agreebutton.
  • At theFinishscreen, click theFinishbutton.
  • AtThis system must be restated to complete the installationclickOKto restart the computer.

The installation of the VAIO Care is completed.

File Info

File Name

  • SOAVCA-00265887-0042.exe

File architecture

  • 64 bit

File Size

  • 108.51 Mb

Release Date

  • 81-41-2012
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