Sony® Notebook Utilities

What Does This Do?
This utility installs the originally shipped version of the following Sony® Notebook Utilities:
  • VAIO® Event Services
  • Setting Utility Series
  • Battery Checker
  • VAIO Camera Capture Utility
  • VAIO Power Management
  • VAIO Launcher
Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)
Model:
VGN-FZ490
Operating System:

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

Important Notes
  • If you have performed a clean install of the Microsoft® Windows Vista® operating system (i.e., installed from a commercial, off-the-shelf, version rather than using the Recovery Wizard or Recovery Media Kit), please ensure that all original device drivers from the Sony support site have been installed on the computer before installing the Sony Notebook Utilities.
  • It is not necessary to revert to the original drivers if you have properly installed updates from the Sony support site.
  • Several "New Hardware Found" windows may appear during the installation process. Please ignore these, as they will disappear during installation.
  • 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 to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.
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 SOAOTH-42200000-US.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 SOAOTH-42200000-US.EXE file to begin the installation.
  4. At the "User Account Control" screen, click "Continue".
  5. At the "Sony Notebook Utilities" screen, click "Next".
  6. At the "License Agreement" dialog, read the agreement, then, if you agree, click "I Agree" to continue with the installation.
  7. At the "Finished" screen, click "Finish".
  8. Restart the computer.

After the computer restarts, the installation of the Sony® Notebook Utilities is complete.

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SOAOTH-42200000-US.EXE  (36.92 MB)

Download Files

SOAOTH-42200000-US.EXE
Date: 2/22/2008
Version: 1.0
Size: 36.92 MB
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Required Files

Unless stated otherwise, this file must be installed BEFORE the Sony® Notebook Utilities in order for it to work properly.

If more than one Required file is listed, install them in the order presented on this page.


  • Sony® Firmware Extension Parser
    This update is required if you have performed a clean install of the Microsoft® Windows Vista® operating system (i.e., installed from a commercial, off-the-shelf, version rather than using the Recovery Wizard or Recovery Media Kit).
  • Sony® Shared Library
    This update is required if you have performed a clean install of the Microsoft® Windows Vista® operating system (i.e., installed from a commercial, off-the-shelf, version rather than using the Recovery Wizard or Recovery Media Kit).
  • VAIO® Control Center
    This update is required if you have performed a clean install of the Microsoft® Windows Vista® operating system (i.e., installed from a commercial, off-the-shelf, version rather than using the Recovery Wizard or Recovery Media Kit).