09-28-2010 10:01 AM
Zire 72s - trusty and dependable (and depended on...). Would not sync with my new Windows 7 laptop - Home Premium version (grossly misnamed as it's the very basic lowest-common-denominator version for PCs).
1 - Bought the "Anytime Upgrade" to "Professional" - about $90 at Staples
2 - Upgraded the laptop - very time-consuming and difficult, but finally worked and now says "professional" on the splash screen. The upgrade process is arcane and klutsy, but I finally got it to work on my 4th try
3 - Ran the XP emulator (virtual machine...) - it ran first time I tried
4 - Downloaded the Palm Desktop (version 6.something) and installed same
5 - Ran the Palm Desktop, and then clicked on "USB" at the top of the XP screen - it recognised the Zire!
6 - It synchronized!!! Glory be...
no IRd, no bluetooth, no hardware. Just $$ to Microsoft to get one of their products to do what it should have done in the first place.
03-17-2011 04:17 AM
I have just upgraded? my PC to Windows 7 (Home Premium) from Vista.
When I tried to do a hot sync the pc went into appoplexy and shut down. I have done this several times and everytime it fails and the pc immediately shuts domn and reboots!! The Zire software works fine on the PC but I cannot sync!
03-17-2011 03:32 PM
05-09-2013 01:44 PM
It's been 2 years since I upgraded to a Windows 7 64 bit system and I finally found the missing driver that allows the synching of a Zire 71 with my desktop! Follow the link below and the directions they provide to install it and you'll be synching in no time.
05-09-2013 08:03 PM
Hello mjh4001, thanks for reminding everyone!
We've had a link to this and instructions posted as a sticky post for over a year now. See the "64 bit Windows USB drivers for Palm Desktop" thread at the top of this section of the Forum.
Acceca really stepped up to the plate, eh?
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