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Should I remove VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,232
United States Rank #6,030
Reach 0.0350%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.42 days
661.27 days >
Average installed length: 347.45 days


8.00.0406.PTBR 0.15%
8.00.0406.FRCA 0.15%
8.00.0406.ENCA 0.87%
8.00.0323.ESLAT 1.02%
7.40.1111.PTBR 0.29%
7.30.1024.ESLAT 1.31%
7.20.1022.FRCA 0.29%
7.10.1027.ENCA.FS 1.31%
7.10.1022.ENCA 0.15%
7.10.1020.ENCA 0.44%
7.00.1022.US 20.17%
6.40.0804.PTBR 0.15%
6.30.0820.64.FRCA 0.58%
6.30.0804.FRCA 0.15%
6.20.0821.64.ESLAT 0.29%
6.20.0729.ESLAT 0.87%
6.10.0820.ENCA 1.02%
6.10.0820.64.ENCA 0.58%
6.10.0804.64.ENCA 1.16%
6.10.0729.ENCA 0.15%
6.01.0807.USFS 0.29%
6.00.0820.64.US 0.29%
6.00.0813.64.US 14.22%
6.00.0729.US 8.56%
5.40.0421.PTBR 0.44%
5.30.0425.FRCA 0.44%
5.20.0313.LA 0.73%
5.10.0502.ENCA 1.02%
5.10.0416.ENCA.FS 0.15%
5.10.0307.ENCA 0.15%
5.01.0424.USFS 0.44%
5.00.0630.64.US 0.73%
5.00.0424.US 9.29%
5.00.0407.US 6.68%
4.10.1129.FRCA 0.15%
4.10.1128.ENCA 1.31%
4.10.0222.USAR 0.44%
4.01.1126.USCS 0.29%
4.00.1115.US 5.81%
4.00.1105.US 3.34%
4.00.1015.US 7.11%
4.00.1015.LA 1.02%
3.00.0809.US.NR 5.95%
3.00.0808.CA.NR 0.15%

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VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center

What is VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center?

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 7.00.1022.us, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is OEMFirstRun.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 10.88 MB (11,407,833 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com/ES/VAIO
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\First Experience
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1
Estimated size: 10.88 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center

Program executable:OEMFirstRun.exe
Name:Shockwave Flash
Macromedia Flash Player 8.0 r22
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\First Experience\OEMFirstRun.exe
Additional files:
  • VAIOWelcome.exe
  • CopyFiles.exe (by Sony Electronics) - CopyFiles
  • MSOLauncher.exe (by Sony Electronics) - MSOLauncher
  • AddReg64.exe - LaunchProcess

How do I remove VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center?

You can uninstall VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center 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 and Welcome Center, 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 and Welcome Center.

Win Vista (SP2) 76%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 87.12%
Windows 7 11.58%
Windows 10 1.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 78.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.00%
Windows Vista Business 4.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.90%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.23%
  Canada 6.94%
  Mexico 2.70%
  Iran 2.31%
  Brazil 1.45%
  India 0.58%
  Germany 0.58%
  Argentina 0.48%
  Indonesia 0.48%
  PR 0.48%
  United Kingdom 0.39%
  Spain 0.29%
  Australia 0.29%
  Chile 0.29%

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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