"VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center" - uninstall? Useful?

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  1. toronto

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    "VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center" also known as VAIO Out Of Box Experience and Welcome Center.
    Can anyone tell me what they do?

    I've seen the Welcome Center, which seems to just highlight a few Windows tools to introduce them and then link to their entries in the Windows Help files. It also includes offers to several trialware applications. I can't see that it's all that useful, but I'd love to hear if someone has reasons why this should not be uninstalled.

    VAIO OOBE / VAIO Out Of Box Experience is somewhat of a mystery to me. I know that it produces the Welcome Center, but I don't know if it does anything else. In the Control Panel's programs uninstaller, there is an entry for "VAIO OOBE and Welcome Center".

    Are these useful to preserve, or can I just uninstalling them?
     
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    Anyone?
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    I don't know any reason to not remove it. You pretty much covered everything it does.
     
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    Thanks. I was hoping someone familiar with those items would either warn me that it's a bad idea to uninstall them, or confirm that it's safe to uninstall them. Or even to let me know some useful thing they do that I am unaware of.

    Thanks for the confirmation that it's okay to remove them.
     
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    That is correct, Vaio OOBE is ( out-of-box-experience) a vaio application that applies the offers from sony to the welcome center. It also sets up the welcome page for when you first switch on your laptop out of the box(your name and password..etc.. It's not needed once your set up and working. Deleteing this is perfectly fine, you will notice a clean welcome center(without the crap offers!) immediatley.

    And if you ever factory recover your laptop with the recovery DVD or partition, Vaio OOBE is automatically installed for that OOBE (out-of-box-experiance) once again.

    So perfectly fine to delete, I delete mine everytime after a recovery :)

    Sony Vaio SZ670N, 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 160GB, Vista Bad Business.
    Sony Vaio T270P, 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 60GB, XP Pro SP3.
     
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