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

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Postby wingpang » Sun Feb 21, 2010 05:52

I should know what I am doing as I am in the IT industry but I am having trouble with this model.txt file...

For some strange reason, I get 2 model.txt files created - one empty and one with my model number in it. Now as the plan is to stop the exe wrting to the file, I assume that I use the empty file so that the exe cannot put my model number in (ie keep it empty). However this still does not work.

So if I use plan b - where do I find out what the model number is for each app? Assume that they are all different?

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Postby Stone » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:28

That is related with what drivers pack you're using and OS:
1. XP OS - pack drivers for XP;
2. Vista OS / Win7 OS - drivers pack for Vista / Win7.
Also, you should have in consideration what modell do you have: 180p (it won't work with Vista/Win7 because of RAM lack), 280p, 380n, 390n ...
Using model.exe, just delete (BEFORE opening the exe file) the 2 files created (modell.txt); open the *.exe file inside Windows root and type exactly like explained in my previous posts. Open it with XP / Vista / Win7 compatibility (depending on what OS are you using and driver pack) and run it as administrator.

Hope this helps.
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Postby smnc » Sat Feb 27, 2010 17:54

wingpang wrote:So if I use plan b - where do I find out what the model number is for each app? Assume that they are all different?


I don't know which OS you're using, but if it's Vista/7, all the non-Japanese drivers (the Felicia and SonyCXD are the only JP drivers) the model you need is UX-490N.

You don't need the JP drivers at all (unless you have a Japanese UX and live in Japan): Felicia is a Japanese payment system built into the dock, and the CXD is a 1Seg TV tuner for Japan.

For XP, I think it's UX-280P, but I'm not 100% sure as it's been a really long time since I used XP.

So, to sum up.
Make your model.txt file say Model = "UX-490N" for the Vista/7 driver pack, then lock it down so it can't be modified.

For XP, same deal but with Model = "UX-280P" I think...
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Postby smnc » Sat Feb 27, 2010 17:56

Stone wrote:180p (it won't work with Vista/Win7 because of RAM lack)


Vista, no. But you can run Windows 7 on 512MB or RAM just fine. It's not going to be super quick, but it'll work.
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Postby MyThIc » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:50

How do I get this to work with Windows 7? Since I followed the Vista steps and its a no go, no matter what I do.

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Postby smnc » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:00

It works exactly the same as Vista.
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Postby MyThIc » Fri Mar 26, 2010 13:52

smnc wrote:It works exactly the same as Vista.


Hmm strange, I just changed my model number and locked out the file, it works fine.

I put mine as a 490N in the model.txt and it seems to work.

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Postby smnc » Fri Mar 26, 2010 14:08

Yup, that's it.
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model.txt trick

Postby ishti54 » Sun May 09, 2010 22:21

hi,
i don't understand why we need to trick model txt when installing drivers etc. i have ux90s, ux380n and ux1xn. after a clearn install of windows 7 Ultimate on all of them and have installed drivers and utilities from model ux1xn.
everything is working fine on all of them apart from rear camera without tricking anything.

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Postby anh » Sun May 09, 2010 23:00

Because UK software do not have model check.
Only US model and may be others have model check on almost Vaio models.
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