I have all kind of systems at my home starting from Windows 95, 98, XP 32 & 64bit, 7, 8.1 and finally 10. I wanted to connect my slow and really bad (hehe) Sony Xperia E1 phone to Windows XP 64bit SP2 but drivers from Sony site, universal driver, etc etc, none of them worked, so I did some investigation and found that my phone is detected as USB\VID_0FCE&PID_51B5&MI_01, and inf file contains only 518B so I figured it should work if I add one line to inf file. And it did! 🙂
So here it is if you use this rusty but really good operating system called Windows XP 64bit like I do 🙂
ps. you have to force manual update of driver!
Manual driver update:
After you locate the .inf file for the driver that you want to install, manually install the new driver. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start , right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
- In the Tasks pane, click Device Manager. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
- In Device Manager, locate the device for which you want to install the driver. Note To display hidden devices, click Show hidden devices on the View menu.
- Right-click the device, and then click Update Driver Software.
- Click Browse my computer for driver software, click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer, and then click Have Disk.
- In the Install From Disk dialog box, click Browse, locate an .inf file for the device driver that you want to install, and then click Open.
Or use this tutorial.