Sony PRS reader on 64-bit Windows Vista


So, my old home laptop died a while ago, and my beloved wife surprised me with a new one. The new one had Windows Vista 64-bit installed, and that’s what I went with.


Of course, copying over my data files from my old machine was a snap with Windows Home Server. I love my little black guardian.


Anyway, back to the topic of this post. Turns out that the reader software Sony has won’t install on a 64-bit operating system – although the installer message doesn’t quite say so in so many words. The workaround on http://www.vistax64.com/drivers/159137-workaround-sony-ebook-vista64.html did the trick for me – just unpack by running the installer with the -a switch, and then run from there.


New machine registered for my old account, and I’ve got access to all my content again.


Enjoy!


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