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Should I remove VAIO OOBE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
38% remove it62% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,899
United States Rank #9,630
Reach 0.0276%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.93 days
470.02 days >
Average installed length: 246.96 days


VersionDistribution 0.92% 55.06%
3.00.0730 7.37%
3.00.0710 6.63%
2.00.0529 1.66%
2.00.0502 4.42%
2.00.0424 0.18%
2.00.0329 5.16%
2.00.0306 1.29%
1.00.1214 9.02%
1.00.1210 1.10%
1.00.1127 7.18%

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What is VAIO OOBE?

VAIO OOBE (VAIO Out Of Box Experience) is part of the Welcome Center application that is factory installed on most VAIO laptops. The programs is designed to show new users the tools and functionality that comes pre-installed with the new computer. It also includes offers to several trialware applications. It also sets up the welcome page for when the user first switches on the laptop out of the box and provides the ability to configure things like username and passwords. After running the software the first time, this program can be safely removed from the PC.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is OEMFirstRun.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 7.12 MB (7,468,213 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\First Experience
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D9777637-33B7-47A9-800C-F6A2CD4EB0FE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.12 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO OOBE

Program executable:OEMFirstRun.exe
Macromedia Flash Player 8.0 r22
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\First Experience\OEMFirstRun.exe
Additional files:
  • OEMFirstRun.exe (by Macromedia) - Shockwave Flash (Macromedia Flash Player 8.0 r22)
  • LaunchIE.exe - LaunchIE

How do I remove VAIO OOBE?

You can uninstall VAIO OOBE 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 OOBE, 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 OOBE.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 38%
Keep it 62%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.51%
Windows Vista 37.68%
Windows 10 6.62%
Windows XP 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 31.55%
Windows 7 Home Basic 15.31%
Windows Vista Business 4.80%
Windows 7 Professional 3.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.05%
  Brazil 12.66%
  Mexico 10.10%
  Canada 8.96%
  Argentina 2.13%
  Chile 1.85%
  Colombia 1.14%
  Ecuador 1.14%
  Iran 1.00%
  Peru 0.71%
  Spain 0.57%
  Israel 0.43%
  United Kingdom 0.43%
  Venezuela 0.43%

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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