VJZ12A * “BIOS R1200VE” Update Program

Program name
VJZ12A * “BIOS R1200VE” update program

Software ID

Release date
January 05, 2017

Applicable models
VJZ12A *

Target OS
Windows 10 64-bit

Applicable BIOS version
When there is a character string other than “R1200VE” in the BIOS version column
【How to check the BIOS version】
While VAIO is turned off, press the power button while pressing either + or – of the VOL (volume control) button.
”VAIO Rescue Mode” will appear.
Select [Boot BIOS Setting].
BIOS setup menu will appear, so check the [BIOS Version] from “System Information”.

When applying this program, please also apply the following program:
Disable or temporarily suspend drive encryption (BitLocker, etc.).
Be sure to connect the AC adapter and power cord to the main device.
There is a possibility that it may not be updated properly when Windows Update, etc., is executed while applying this program, so apply Windows Update, etc., beforehand, and apply this program without connecting to the internet.
Remove all peripheral devices.
Sign in to Windows as “Computer Administrator” or “Administrator” user.
User name must be registered with single-byte alphanumeric characters.
If your user name includes double-byte character or single-byte space, create a new account with a user name that contains only single-byte alphanumeric characters.
Close all running applications.
Temporarily suspend resident software such as virus software.
Make sure to change setting so that it will not switch to standby, sleep, or hibernate while updating.
Do not turn the power off while updating.
If the “User Account Control” or “Open File – Security Warning” dialog box appears, please check the content, follow the instruction displayed and continue with the update.
Confirm the applicable model. If you apply this update program to other models by mistake, update will fail, or malfunction will occur.

Resolved issues
Improved stability of the operation.

How to apply the program
1. Close all applications running on Windows.
2. Open [PC (computer)] – [Local Disc (C:) – [Update] folder (folder which the file was downloaded to) and double click [SP000155.exe] file.
3. It will say “Caution: To customer using encryption software”, so select [OK] if encryption is disabled.

If encryption such as BitLocker drive encryption is enabled, please click [Cancel] to interrupt the update. Please disable encryption before running this update program.

4.  “VAIO Firmware Update Tool” dialog box will appear, so check the content where it says “Please be sure to read”, and click [Update].
5.  It will ask “It will shut down and restart. Do you want to update VAIO firmware?” so click [OK]. Update will start after it restarts. Once update is complete, it will automatically shut down.

1.  Restarting during BIOS update and shut down when the update is complete will be done automatically.  Please do not perform any operation until the update is complete.
2.  During BIOS update, the fan may turn on or there may be no response, but please wait for a while under that condition.
3.  BIOS update may take several minutes.
4.  Make sure that the AC adapter is connected, and never turn off the computer while updating.

This completes the update.

How to check the program application completion
1.  Close all applications running on Windows.
2.  Open [PC (computer)] – [Local Disc (C:) – [Update] folder (folder which the file was downloaded to) and double click [SP000155.exe] file.
3.  It will say “Caution: To customer using encryption software”, so select [OK].
4.  It will say “You have the latest version of VAIO firmware. You do not need to update.” if the update was successful.

Download procedure
Please prepare a folder to store the downloaded file.
In this description, the folder name that was created in the C drive named “Update”.

* Please use only alphanumeric characters in the name of the folder. Double-byte characters and spaces, please note that you are unable to run a program that has special characters in its name.

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By downloading this file you are agreeing to the terms put forth in the END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT for VAIO SOFTWARE