VJS121*, VJS141* “BIOS R1200CW” Update Program

Applicable models

VJS121*, VJS141*

Applicable OS

Windows 10 Home 64bit
Windows 10 Pro 64bit

Applicable BIOS version 

If there is a character string other than “R1200CW” in the BIOS version field

【How to check BIOS version】

  • With VAIO turned off, hold down the F3 or F4 key and press the power button.
    The “VAIO Rescue Mode” screen will appear.
  • Select [Launch BIOS Settings].
  • The BIOS setup menu will appear, so check “BIOS Version” in “System Information”.

Issues to be resolved 

Download procedures

  1. Prepare a folder to store the downloaded file.

*In this explanation, we will use a folder named “Update” created on C Drive.
*Please use only single-byte alphanumeric characters for the folder’s name.
If you use double-byte characters, single-byte spaces, special characters, etc., the program cannot be executed correctly.

2. Confirm the “Software License Agreement”.

3. Click the [Agree and Download] button and download the update program to the folder created in Step 1.

4. After downloading the program, apply the program by referring to the “How to apply the program and prior confirmation” below.

5. For now, just download and do not run the file. After applying the update program, delete the “Update” folder created in Step 1.

How to apply the program and prior confirmation

Prior confirmation

  • When applying this program, be sure to also apply the following programs.
  • There is no need to disable BitLocker drive encryption and device encryption, which are standard OS encryption functions, but if you are using another drive encryption solution, please temporarily disable it or check the guidelines for your encryption solution.
  • Be sure to connect the AC adapter and power cord to the device.
  • Disconnect all peripherals. 
  • Please sign into Windows as “Computer Administrator” or “Administrator” user.
  • The username must be registered with single-byte alphanumeric characters. If you are using double-byte or single-byte space as the username, please create a new account with single-byte alphanumeric username. 
  • Quit all running applications.
  • Stop resident software such as anti-virus software.
  • Make sure that your PC is not set to go into standby, sleep, or hibernation mode while updating.
  • Do not turn off the power while updating.
  • If the “User Account Control” or “Open File – Security Warning” dialog appears, please check the contents, and continue the operation as indicated. 
  • Check the applicable model. If you apply this program to other models by mistake, updating will fail or malfunction will occur.

How to apply the program

  1. Close all applications running on Windows.
  2. Open the [PC (Computer)] – [Local Disk (C:)] – [Update] folder (the folder where you downloaded the file) and double-click the [SP000643.exe] file.
  3. The following dialog will appear, so if there are no problems with the encryption settings, click [OK]. 

4. When the User Account Control screen appears, click [Yes].

5. When the following dialog appears, confirm that the model’s name is included within the applicable models for this update program, and then click [Update].

※If the following message appears, this program has already been applied.

6. The following dialog appears, so click [OK]. The update will begin after the restart. It will automatically shut down when the update is complete.

Cautions

  • Restart when updating BIOS and shutdown when exiting will be done automatically.
    Do not perform any operations until the update is complete.
  • When updating the BIOS, the FAN may rotate or become unresponsive. 
  • BIOS update may take a few minutes. 
  • Make sure the AC adapter is connected and never turn off your computer while updating. 

This completes all procedures. 
Please turn on the VAIO again and try the procedure described in “How to confirm that the program has been applied”. 

How to confirm that the program has been applied 

  1. With VAIO turned off, hold down the F3 or F4 key and press the power button. 
    The “VAIO Rescue Mode” screen will appear. 
  2. Select [Launch BIOS Settings]. 

If the BIOS Version in the System Information column shows “R1200CW”, the update has been successful.