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VAIO - Upgrade, Backup, & Recovery

Tuning Up
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-12-2013
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why does vaio care recovery updater fail

VAIO Update tells me to update "vaio care recovery updater". When I press "update" the download progress bar briefly appears and then is replaced by "installation failed - please try later". Trying later has exactly the same results. Yes, I am connected to the internet.

Posts: 1,574
Registered: ‎04-01-2013

Re: why does vaio care recovery updater fail

Hi DAUDane,


Please provide model of unit to better assist you with.  Also if you can, go to and manually download the Vaio Care Recovery Updater and install from computer. 



Tuning Up
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-12-2013

Re: why does vaio care recovery updater fail

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The model is SVF15A1M2ES.

The website takes me to a promotion page at which has no links to support. It is just trying to sell me 4 new VAIOs.

When I go to (without the www) and select drivers and downloads, and then enter SVF15A1M2ES I am told to go to the Europe Support Website. I do so and enter United Kingdom and then do a search on either the model or on "vaio care recovery updater download" both of which do not come up with the download.

It would appear that your European or UK support sites are lacking support and your site links are broken.

Please would you point me to a site where I can download the "VAIO care recovery updater" for my model.

My experience of the UK support so far for this computer is not good. I think the support part of your websites needs investment.

Posts: 1,279
Registered: ‎11-12-2012

Re: why does vaio care recovery updater fail

Hello DAUDane,


Here is a link to the Sony UK site download page for SVF15A1M2ES VAIO Care Recovery Updater


This forum community primarily supports US and Pan America regions.  We have no control over the Sony Europe (more specifically Sony UK) support sites.  If you have any further difficulty with that download, Please contact Sony Europe for assistance.