About this download

This program will update VAIO Care to version and will have the followings:

- Provide VAIO Care Diagnostic 8.0 features to Windows 7
- GURU Features to Windows 7
- VAIO Status Check Improvement / Battery Diagnostics
- Integrate third party anti-malware with upsell
- Improve touch support
- VAIO model, serial, service tag on every page
- Utilize Sony Original Troubleshooters globally
- Show MAC address in VAIO Status report
- Offer Relative State of Charge battery graphs
- Only show ODD diagnostics for supported drives
- Save and display old VAIO Care status reports
- Add a link to the VAIO Data Restore tool
- Add BluRay disc support
- Provide Seagate HDD Diagnostics to Windows 8

Available Download:
VAIO Care Update version
File name: EP0000281090.exe
File size: 163 MB (171,048,960 bytes)

File Info

File Name

  • VAIO Care Update version

File Version


File Size

  • 163.0MB

Release Date

  • 2012-11-16

System Requirements

  • Windows 7 32bit
  • Windows 7 64bit



1. Download the file to a temporary or download directory (Please note this directory for reference later).
2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click EP0000281090.exe.
3. Follow the instructions displayed in the installation wizard.
4. After installation is completed, please restart the computer.

Please take note of the following upgrade scenarios to successfully install the patch:

1.VAIO Care 7.x -> VAIO Care 7.3.0 -> VAIO Update 5.7.1 -> VAIO Care 7.3.1 -> VAIO Care 8.1
2.VAIO Care 7.x -> VAIO Care 7.3.0 -> VAIO Update 5.7.1 -> VAIO Care 8.1
3.VAIO Care 7.x -> VAIO Care 7.3.0 -> VAIO Update 6.1.x -> VAIO Care 8.1
4.VAIO Care 8.0 (Windows 8 Upgrade) -> VAIO Care 8.1

To check if installation is successful:
1. Go to C:\ProgramFiles%\Sony\VAIO Care\Version.txt
2. Version should indicate