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What percent of users and experts removed it?
40% remove it60% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,718
United States Rank #3,695
Reach 0.3935%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.62 days
372.40 days >
Average installed length: 195.67 days


VersionDistribution 0.52% 3.97% 1.41% 0.50% 34.31% 0.06% 0.08% 12.01% 0.05% 0.19% 0.19% 0.03% 14.34% 1.48% 5.29% 4.02% 3.09% 14.13% 4.32%

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VAIO Manual


VAIO Manual is a program developed by Sony. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Sony computers. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is manuallauncher.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 2.24 MB (2,348,402 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 21% of users of VAIO Manual come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and India.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Sony PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vaio-link.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Manual
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C6E893E7-E5EA-4CD5-917C-5443E753FCBD}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 2.24 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Manual

Program executable:manuallauncher.exe
Name:VAIO Manual
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio manual\manuallauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • Manual.exe - VAIO Manual
  • Resource.dll

How do I remove VAIO Manual?

You can uninstall VAIO Manual from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VAIO Manual, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove VAIO Manual.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 40%
Keep it 60%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.89%
Windows 10 40.27%
Windows Vista 0.79%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.99%
Windows 8.1 14.02%
Windows 8 7.63%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.98%
Windows 10 Home 6.97%
Windows 7 Professional 5.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.84%
  United Kingdom 16.53%
  India 9.61%
  Canada 4.79%
  Australia 3.70%
  Iran 2.62%
  Saudi Arabia 2.53%
  Belgium 2.43%
  Netherlands 2.31%
  Sweden 2.07%
  Poland 2.04%
  New Zealand 1.76%
  Greece 1.68%
  Indonesia 1.67%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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