I have a very nicely operating 650 GSM that has never been synced. I got it with 1.13/1.28 installed, changed the name and ID to what I had on my 600, and then just restored a 600 backup. I've since removed some incompatible programs and files and updated a few more. In short everything works just fine including Java programs, 4 browsers, registered (full) docs to go, and many more. I have not even installed the sync software on my PC.

Here's my question: As I don't want anything installed from the CD (or from Palm's update) can I control the initial sync so that nothing actually installs, but just sets up a conduit so that I can install files (like exe files which I can't unzip on the Treo) on my Treo?