VJS141*[BIOS R0230CW]Update Program

Program Name:
VJS141*,[BIOS R0230CW]Update Program
Software ID
Applicable models:
Applicable OS:
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Applicable BIOS Versions:
If there is a character string other than “R0220CW” 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”.


• Disable or suspend drive encryption (such as BitLocker).
• Be sure to connect the AC adapter and power cord to the device.
• Remove all peripheral devices.
• Sign in to Windows as a Computer Administrator or Administrator user.
• The user name must be registered in single-byte alphanumeric characters. If you use double-byte characters or single-byte spaces in the user name, create a new account with a single-byte alphanumeric user name.
• Quit all running applications.
• Stop resident software such as anti-virus software.
[Windows 10] How to shutdown/stop resident apps
• Change the setting so it doesn’t switch to standby, sleep or hibernate modes while updating.
• Do not turn off the power while updating.
• If the “User Account Control” or “Open File-Security Warning” dialog box appears while working, check the contents and follow the instructions.
• Check the applicable models. If this update program is applied to another model by mistake, the update will fail, or a problem will occur.

Issue to be solved

• Improved stability of system operation.
• Improved stability of battery charging operation.

How to apply the program

1. Quit all applications running on Windows.
2. Open [PC (Computer)]-[Local Disk (C :)]-[Update] folder (the folder where you downloaded the file), and double click [SP000317.exe] file.
3. When “User Account Control” appears, select “Yes”.
4. The “Caution” screen will appear, so confirm the contents, and then click the [OK] button.

Encript msg

5. A dialog box of “VAIO Firmware Update Tool” will appear, so confirm the contents of “Be sure to read” and select [Update].

Firmware update tool

6. The message “Shutdown and start rebooting. Do you want to update the VAIO firmware?” will appear, so select [OK]. The update will start after rebooting. The device will shut down automatically when the update is complete.



  • Rebooting and shutdown for BIOS updating will be done automatically. Do not operate until the update is complete.
  • When updating the BIOS, the fan may rotate or stop responding.
  • BIOS update may take few minutes.
  • Make sure that the AC adapter is connected, and never turn off the computer while updating.
    This completes all procedures.

How to check program application completion

1. Quit all applications running on Windows.
2. Open [PC (Computer)]-[Local Disk (C :)]-[Update] folder (the folder where you downloaded the file), and double click [SP000315.exe] file.
3. The message “Note: To customers using encryption software” will appear, so select [OK].



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.

To view the END-USER LICENSE USER AGREEMENT FOR VAIO SOFTWARE please click the link below.

Please use “Microsoft Edge” or “Internet Explorer” to download the file. 
In browsers other than the above the file may not download properlyBy downloading this file you are agreeing to the terms put forth in the END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT for VAIO SOFTWARE

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