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Sony Clie SJ30 Drivers for Vista

September 29, 2008 at 12:51:33
Specs: Vista Premium 64 Bit, 640

I need to know if and where i might be able to go to download updated drivers for my Sony Clie SJ30 handheld Palm for Vista Premium 64 Bit OS. I have the install disk but an error message comes up when i try to install it and says that the file is not compatable with the current version of this operating system.
Thanks in advance for any responses!

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October 25, 2008 at 19:15:10

I have an SJ30 w/ Home Basic 64. Unfortunately I only have a partial answer. Instead of letting the CD insertion run the default SETUP.EXE, I found that going to the \PC\Palm Desktop for CLIE\Setup.exe and running that one instead will at least get the Palm desktop and hotsync manager installed. Then go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony Handheld and do the following for all the .EXE files: Right-Click -> Properties -> and check the "Compatibility Mode". and either Windows 2000 or Windows XP SP2.
Now the problem I haven't been able to find a solution to is that when I try to hotsync, the PC says it found new hardware and it tries to find the drivers for it and fails. Telling it to look for it on the CD didn't help.
I understand from what I've gathered from browsing the web on this subject that no such drivers exist and Sony has no intention of writing them as they have dropped support for this product entirely :-(

I'm hoping someone out there has a trick that they can share with us. Both my $250 SJ30 as well as my $500 Canon F50 Multifunction unit have been declared unsupported for Vista so I'm not a happy camper right now.


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