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My sony CLIE PEG-SJ20 is not compatible with Vista. Is there some mechanism I can install that will make it work with Vista?

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I had the same problem with my clie peg-sj20 on my vista home basic based laptop. I could not hotsync after installing the original software. I've never tried to use my pda with this setup before so I was trying to find a way to make it work when I found this post, figured I would reply with what I found.
My Sony clie peg-sj20 runs the Palm o.s. 4.1 software and apparently Sony no longer supports this model. So after trying to hotsync and letting the Windows vista install wizard find the proper software, it suggested contacting the manufacturer of the operating system. I went to the Palm websight and downloaded the Palm o.s. 6.2 software which is compatible with vista, even though it doesn't say it supports the sj20. After installing it I performed a hotsync during setup when I was prompted to do so, and it totally worked. I'm not sure if this version works with other applications but it enabled me to hotsync running vista.
Hope this helps someone out there. Good luck.

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I posted this same question to Sony online support. Answer from Sony is that support ended in 2004 and Vista will not be supported on the SJ20. The recommended trying 3rd party Palm OS management tools. I tried 2 based on a web search and both had issues with Vista and my SJ20. One I got to work and back up all my contacts, but each time I connect if eventually creates an error during the sync process and freezes the Sony SJ20. Good luck. I'm maintaining XP systems in my home to combat to poor Vista world.

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Any way to get the cd for the sony PEG T615C to install on computer with vista OS?


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From FixYa Support:

Run the program in XP compatibility mode.

First install the Palm Desktop CD that came with the CLIE. Go to "Start"> All Programs> Sony Handheld

1. Right click "HotSync Manager" and click "Properties" click Compatibility tab and and check "Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows XP (Service Pack 2).

2. Then HotSync your CLIE it should work.

If it doesn't work:

1. While installing software from the CD open the CD and Right-click setup.exe and check XP Compatibility, and while installing, if a pop-up appears for drivers, just Click Use Old Drivers anyway.

2. In "Start"> All Programs> Sony Handheld
Rightclick all the shortcuts like "Palm desktop for Clie", "Install tool", "Hotsync manager" and set it to run in XP compatibility mode.

Hope this helps.

Jan 12, 2010 | Sony CLIE PEG-T615C Handheld

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I can't get the Clie PEG-SJ20 software loaded on my computer


 Word is out that OS 6.01 can be installed for SJ20 to work sync in Vista even though Sony hasn't listed it as compatible.

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Vista will not recognize my Clie


Please install thePalm Desktop Operating System 6.0 or higher from any search engine or Palmzone.

This will resolve the issue.

Regards

Chris 2030

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Sony Clie PEG-T615C Hotsync doesn't work with my Windows Vista Home Edition


I must maintain my older XP system just to maintain my pda. Awkward, for sure. I have not contacted Sony yet.

I once discarded a very nice, functioning rinter by Canon because there was no driver for XP.

Ouch!

Dec 12, 2007 | Sony CLIE PEG-T615C Handheld

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Install CD for sj20


There is a wonderful website that provides installation CDs and Palm Desktop software for Sony Clie models that Sony no longer provides support for. I was able to get the Palm Desktop software with Clie drivers for my TJ25 from it. The website is http://www.sonyclie.org/. I'll bet they can fix you up!

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Installing this PDA on Windows Vista Home Premium laptop


you shouldnt need a device driver for your pda to work along side with Vista, as Vista has it's own Windows mobile device centre which should run as soon as you connect your pda to a usb port. If it doesnt run, then open up windows mobile device centre in programmes and check the mobile device settings as to whether usb is set to connect to the centre.

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Memory Stick Issues


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Install CD for sj20


i have several extras contact me @ alanlyon@alltel.net i'll ship to you. no charge just shipping

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