BIOS Update Utility

What Does This Do?
This utility updates the BIOS to version R0170Y7 / R0280Y6 and provides the following benefits:
  • Improves thermal management
  • Resolves an issue where the computer may fail to boot to the operating system
Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)
IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.
Important Notes
  • WARNING!!: This utility is only for use with the following computers sold in the United States, Canada, Latin America, or Brazil: Do not install this utility on any other models.
  • 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 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 AIBSYS-22548489-US.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 AIBSYS-22548489-US.EXE file to begin the installation.
  5. If the "User Account Control" screen appears, click "Yes".
  6. At the "BIOS Update" 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 "VAIO® BIOS Update Tool" screen, click "Update".
  9. At the "WBFLASH" dialog box, click "OK" to confirm that the system BIOS will be updated.
  10. At the "BIOS Update successfully completed" dialog box, click "OK" to shutdown the computer.
  11. At the "Finished" screen, click "Finish".
  12. 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.

Download
AIBSYS-22548489-US.EXE  (6.05 MB)
File:
Date:
9/21/2010
Version:
R0170Y7 / R0280Y6
Size:
6.05 MB

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