VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center

A guide to uninstall VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center from your computer

VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center is a computer program. This page contains details on how to remove it from your computer. The Windows version was developed by Sony Corporation. More info about Sony Corporation can be seen here. The application is often installed in the C:\Program Files\Sony\First Experience folder (same installation drive as Windows). You can remove VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line RunDll32. Note that you might get a notification for administrator rights. The application's main executable file occupies 1.05 MB (1099056 bytes) on disk and is titled VAIOWelcome.exe.

VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 1.11 MB (1161824 bytes) on disk.

  • CleanUp.exe (21.30 KB)
  • VAIOWelcome.exe (1.05 MB)
  • WelcomeLauncher.exe (20.00 KB)
  • LaunchIE.exe (20.00 KB)

The current web page applies to VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center version 5.00.0424. alone. Click on the links below for other VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center versions: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center we advise you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Directories that were found:
  • C:\Program Files\Sony\First Experience

The files below remain on your disk by VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Program Files\Sony\First Experience\CleanUp.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Sony\First Experience\offers\AOL.bmp
  • C:\Program Files\Sony\First Experience\offers\OneCare.bmp
  • C:\Program Files\Sony\First Experience\security\security.bat

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{1B500D37-E7CF-480B-8054-8A563594EC4E}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sony Corporation\VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center

Open regedit.exe in order to delete the following registry values:
  • 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

A way to remove VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center is a program offered by the software company Sony Corporation. Some users decide to remove it. This is troublesome because removing this by hand requires some advanced knowledge regarding PCs. One of the best SIMPLE manner to remove VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center 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 system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general tool to optimize your PC.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs installed on the PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center or simply click the Search field and type in "VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center". If it is installed on your PC the VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center app will be found automatically. When you click VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center in the list of apps, some information about the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have about VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you are about to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center.
Uninstall VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center

8. After removing VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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This page is not a recommendation to remove VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center by Sony Corporation from your PC, nor are we saying that VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center by Sony Corporation is not a good application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-09-25 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-09-25 16:09:23.447