Application OOBE

How to uninstall OOBE from your computer

This info is about OOBE for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your computer. It was created for Windows by Sony Corporation. More data about Sony Corporation can be read here. Usually the OOBE program is placed in the C:\Program Files\Sony\OOBE directory, depending on the user's option during install. OOBE's entire uninstall command line is RunDll32. The application's main executable file is labeled OOBEAppLauncher.exe and occupies 11.37 KB (11640 bytes).

OOBE is comprised of the following executables which occupy 930.30 KB (952624 bytes) on disk:

  • OEMFirstRun.exe (27.37 KB)
  • OOBEAppLauncher.exe (11.37 KB)
  • OOBEReminder.exe (156.87 KB)
  • OOBESendInfo.exe (56.37 KB)
  • SymSilentOEM.exe (421.86 KB)
  • XCopyDir.exe (4.50 KB) to view all...

The current web page applies to OOBE version 3.00.0215 alone. For more OOBE versions please click below: to view all...
After the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the PC. Part_A few of these are listed below.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files\Sony\OOBE
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Adobe\OOBE

The files below were left behind on your disk by OOBE's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files\Sony\OOBE\64bit.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Sony\OOBE\backstage-en.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\Sony\OOBE\chrome-en.wmv
  • C:\Program Files\Sony\OOBE\chrome-es.wmv

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sony\VAIO OOBE and Startup Assistant
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{1B500D37-E7CF-480B-8054-8A563594EC4E}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sony Corporation\OOBE

Open regedit.exe to remove the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{1B500D37-E7CF-480B-8054-8A563594EC4E}\InstallLocation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{1B500D37-E7CF-480B-8054-8A563594EC4E}\LogFile
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{1B500D37-E7CF-480B-8054-8A563594EC4E}\ModifyPath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{1B500D37-E7CF-480B-8054-8A563594EC4E}\ProductGuid

How to delete OOBE from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

OOBE is a program offered by Sony Corporation. Frequently, users choose to uninstall this application. Sometimes this is easier said than done because performing this by hand requires some advanced knowledge regarding PCs. The best EASY practice to uninstall OOBE is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general tool to optimize your Windows computer.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on your computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate OOBE or simply activate the Search feature and type in "OOBE". If it is installed on your PC the OOBE application will be found automatically. After you click OOBE in the list , the following information regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding OOBE, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you want to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall OOBE.
Uninstall OOBE

8. After uninstalling OOBE, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of OOBE which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing OOBE using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
Software Application


This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall OOBE by Sony Corporation from your PC, we are not saying that OOBE by Sony Corporation is not a good application. This text only contains detailed info on how to uninstall OOBE supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-21 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-21 12:37:07.803