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Honor Student
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Palm Treo 700p compatibility with windows 7 64 bit

Is there a download available that would allow me to use my Palm Treo 700p on my new Dell with Windows 7,  64 bit?

 

I.S.


Post relates to: Treo 700p (Verizon)

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Professor
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Re: Palm Treo 700p compatibility with windows 7 64 bit

Hello irvseidman and welcome to the Palm forums.

 

No, neither Palm nor ACCESS has released a 64-bit compatible USB driver.  If your Dell has a Bluetooth radio, you can sync your Treo 700p that way.  More details on how to sync over Bluetooth with a computer running a 64-bit version of Windows can be found in this thread.

 

Alan G

 

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Re: Palm Treo 700p compatibility with windows 7 64 bit

Thanks for the quick and useful response. I don't have Bluetooth, so I will have to be patient. I think Verizon which is my carrier is working on a patch. I.S.
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Re: Palm Treo 700p compatibility with windows 7 64 bit

Alan G, coming back to the suggestion to use bluetooth  to be able to synch my Palm Treo 700p with my new Dell computer with Windows 7.  When I responded earlier I didn't really know what "bluetooth" was.I found out that it provides a radio signal  and is something easily added to my computer by buyng a usb bluetooth device and that will allow me to make a wireless connection with my Palm Treo 700p.

 

Quetion: 1. I asssume that I still have to install my palm installation software on my computer. Correct?

             2. Will I need to upgrade my program? In my attempt to install my palm software, the screen told me that it could not connect to the internet, even though I was conencted and other sites could come up.

 

              3. Can you lead me to the explicit steps I would take once I installed Bluetooth on my computer.

 

Thank you for your consdieration. I.S.

Professor
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Re: Palm Treo 700p compatibility with windows 7 64 bit

1. Yes, that is correct.  For Windows Vista and Windows 7, your best bet is Palm Desktop 6.2.2 at this point. I don't believe that Palm Desktop 4.2 is going to work well on Windows 7.

 

2. If you where installing Palm Desktop 4.2, that error is now normal.  Skip it and install Palm Desktop 6.2.2.

 

3. Take a look at the thread I originally linked to.  I don't have much experience with Bluetooth HotSync'ing.  When I was using a Palm OS Treo, I always performed a cable sync.

 

Alan G

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Re: Palm Treo 700p compatibility with windows 7 64 bit

 Following your lead , I downloaded Palm 6.2. I then added Bluetooth to my computer. Then I called Verizon support( Verizon is my carrier) and they "escorted" me to Palm support.  I reached someone very good there, and he took me through the steps of syncronizing my Palms Treo using Buetooth. The problem he faced was they did not have much documentation about Windows 7 yet; but through some educated guesswork he got the settings correct and my synch worked. Thanks for all your help.

 

I.S.

Professor
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Re: Palm Treo 700p compatibility with windows 7 64 bit

Glad to hear that you where able to get your Treo 700p to sync with Windows 7!

 

Alan G

 

Student
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Re: Palm Treo 700p compatibility with windows 7 64 bit

Palm, how long would it take to write a 64-bit USB driver for Windows 7.  About two hours with a good programmer.  Come on, support your products.

Provost
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Re: Palm Treo 700p compatibility with windows 7 64 bit

 


impalm wrote:

Palm, how long would it take to write a 64-bit USB driver for Windows 7.  About two hours with a good programmer.  Come on, support your products.


 

I'm guessing you haven't read any of the countless other threads explaining why this "two hour" solution has not occurred.

 

Once again:

 

1. Palm doesn't own the software and can't write anything for it.  The legal rights for Palm Desktop were sold years ago to Access of Japan.

 

2. PalmOS is dead and buried.  Access appears to have no interest in updating their software since PalmOS devices have been discountinued.

 

3.  Since this is such an "easy" thing to do, why not come to the rescue of all the abandoned PalmOS users yourself and find a good programmer!!!   :smileywink:    You could make some serious money!  :smileyhappy:

 

WyreNut

 

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Student
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Re: What Palm Pilot Zire 21 replacement best with Windows 7 64 bit on Inspiron 1545

Hi Folk,

 

'Nother newbie here. Be gentle.

 

I've a "Palm Pilot" w Zire 21 ap s/w. I ran and kept it synced nicely with my prior Dell 32 bit running XP.

 

My new Dell Inspiron 1545 can't see USB connected Palm Pilot.  Have captured raw Address/Contact files to new 1545 and another PC under Linux. i.e. old info is saved.

 

Given 64 bit incompatibilities with old Palm Pilot, I am looking for a replacement PDA for my old Pilot and its "limited" aps..like contact info: names, addresses and phone no's. This would simply be a device that provide these minimal aps and yet be compatible and sync with "7."

 

I understand the new cell phone's have this capability but I don't need phone service. I would just like to have a Palm Pilot replacement device that sync's w "7."

 

Would a Treo, Pixi, etc. do?  If so which or do all? If none of the above then what?

 

Are there devcies that do not require a phone service agreement?  Amazon and Ebay have used Palm devcies available sans phone agmnt rqmnt.

 

HELP.

 

Being new, how do I get a response alert/notice?  Email or if other pls email a link I should moniter.

 

Cheers,

 

Doug

 

 

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