Model.txt Trick [Updated: 10/5/08]

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Postby icefire » Fri Jul 02, 2010 04:57

million thanks for sharing.

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Postby Zik » Mon Oct 17, 2011 15:28

i have Model = "VGN-UX37GN_L" installled win 7 ultimate keep giving me same error , even though i followed same step as vista .
please advise what model i should changd it to and how i can lock it to stop changing back to Model = "VGN-UX37GN_L"

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Postby ceehoppy1st » Mon Oct 17, 2011 21:19

You can't stop it from changing back, you rewrite the model.txt everytime you want to install a new driver or utility.

Say you want to install a camera driver from UX490N on you UX37. You click on the exe then click "I accept" for the EULA. The process errors & it generates the model.txt file. So what you do is launch exe again then wait. You rewrite the txt file to whatever model the driver is for- in this case a UX490.So you change "VGN-UX37GN_L" to "VGN-UX490N" & save the file. Then click "I accept" & install driver.

You have to repeat the process for each time you install a driver- annoying, but that's Sony for you.

OR- you could use Gabe's Win7 driver pack ver 1.2 that has the model verification removed. I gave that link yesterday.
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Thanks alot

Postby fernandohual » Sun Apr 22, 2012 15:20

Thanks alot it really works and is great :):D

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Postby denialniel » Fri Jun 15, 2012 00:43

Actually this message gives the information that your driver does not support with your operating system. It means this if you have window 7 then you need window 7 related driver.

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Postby anh » Sat Jun 16, 2012 20:21

Do you have an idea what you are talking about, denial?
There is no such "windows 7 related driver" for UX's..
Drivers for Vista work great in 7. The only thing they have to do is edit model.txt file everytime running a driver or utility download from esupport.sony.com.
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Postby bigs » Sat Jun 16, 2012 22:21

anh, think u have been fooled by the spambot!
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Postby FiveOhFour » Sat Jun 16, 2012 23:45

Just wanted to clarify, I saw a few posts back a comment that you cant stop it from changing back. If you are using win XP thats true but if you are using Windows 7 or Vista than you can simply go into properties and take ownership of the file to allow yourself to write to it, change the model to VGN-UX490N (if you are doing Win 7 and in US) and then save and choose to overwrite existing. Then immediately go back to properties>security and edit each user/group in the permissions to be denied access to write to that file. Side note and either i overlooked this in the guide or it was the one detail left out, You will likely also have to either take ownership of or give yourself permissions to modify and write to C:Windows before you can save your mode.txt. Its also the same process for Windows 8, you only need to change it once.

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Postby harryfokker » Sun Jun 17, 2012 06:12

FiveOhFour wrote:Just wanted to clarify, I saw a few posts back a comment that you cant stop it from changing back. If you are using win XP thats true but if you are using Windows 7 or Vista than you can simply go into properties and take ownership of the file to allow yourself to write to it, change the model to VGN-UX490N (if you are doing Win 7 and in US) and then save and choose to overwrite existing. Then immediately go back to properties>security and edit each user/group in the permissions to be denied access to write to that file. Side note and either i overlooked this in the guide or it was the one detail left out, You will likely also have to either take ownership of or give yourself permissions to modify and write to C:Windows before you can save your mode.txt. Its also the same process for Windows 8, you only need to change it once.


Good for you!!!! thanks i not think about this before, i will try it soon.
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