VJZ13B*, VJZ131*[BIOS R1199SA]Update Program

2018/07/25 published | 2018/07/25 updated

■ Program name

VJZ13B*, VJZ131* [BIOS R1199SA] Update Program

■ Software ID


■ Released date


■ Applicable models

VJZ13B* VJZ131*

■ Applicable OS

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

■ Applicable BIOS version

When there is a character string other than ” R1199SA ” in the BIOS version column

【How to check the BIOS version】

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

■ Cautions

      • Disable or suspend drive encryption (BitLocker, etc.).
      • Be sure to connect the AC adapter and power cord to the main unit.
      • Remove all peripheral devices.
      • Please sign in to Windows as “Computer administrator” or “Administrator” user.
      • The user name must be registered with single-byte alphanumeric characters. If you are using double-byte or single-byte space in the user name, please create a new account with single-byte alphanumeric user name.
      • Close all running applications.
      • Temporarily stop the resident software such as antivirus software. [Window 10] How to end/stop startup applications
      • Arrange the setting so that it will not go into Standby, Sleep, or Hibernate during update.
      • Do not turn off the power while updating.
      • If the “User Account Control” or “Open File – Security Warning” dialog box is displayed during the update, please check the contents and continue the operation as displayed on the screen.
      • Please check the applicable models. If you apply this update program to other models by mistake, updating will fail or malfunction will occur.

■ Problems to be solved

      • Improved stability of motion.
      • Vulnerability issues related to Side Channel Analysis has been taken cared.                                (CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5754, CVE-2018-3639, CVE-2018-3640)

■ Program application procedure

  • Close all applications running on Windows.
  • Open the [PC (computer)] – [Local disk (C:)] – [Update] folder (the folder where you downloaded the file) and double-click the [SP000271.exe] file.
  • “Notice: For customers using encryption software” will appear, 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 executing this update program.
  • Caution
  • A dialog box of “VAIO Firmware Update Tool” will appear, so please check the contents of “Please read” and select “Update”.
  • The message “It will shut down and reboot. Do you want to update firmware on VAIO?” will appear, so select [OK]. The update will start after rebooting. It automatically shuts down when the update is completed.

■ Caution

  • Rebooting when BIOS is updated and shutting down at the end are done automatically. Please do not perform operations etc. until the update is completed.
  • While updating the BIOS, the fan may rotate, or it may become unresponsive, but please wait for a while.
  • BIOS update may take several minutes.
  • Make sure that the AC adapter is connected and never turn off the computer while updating.This completes the procedures.

■ How to confirm that the program has been successfully applied

    • Close all applications running on Windows.
    • Open the [PC (computer)] – [Local disk (C:)] – [Update] folder (the folder where you downloaded the file) and double-click the [SP000271.exe] file.
    • “Notice: For customers using encryption software” will appear, so select “OK”.
    • If “VAIO firmware is the latest version, there is no need to update” is displayed, it has been updated properly.

Download procedure

    1. Prepare a folder to store the downloaded file. In this explanation, we will use a folder named “Update” created on the C drive. *Please use only single-byte alphanumeric characters for the folder name. If you use double-byte characters, half-width spaces, special characters, etc., the program cannot be executed correctly.
    2. Confirm the “Software License Agreement”, click the “Agree and Download” button, and download the update program to the folder created in 1.
    3. After downloading the program, apply the program by referring to the above “Program application procedure”.
    4. After applying the update program, delete the “Update” folder created in 1.When download is complete, right click on the file, select “Properties”, and check the size. If the size is different, delete the downloaded file and download it again.

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