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03-20-2010 06:01 AM
03-21-2010 07:42 PM
Hi! I am new to the forum but I read this posting and it was excellent. The only problem for me is I have Windows 7 Home Premium which does not allow Virtual PC Windows XP.
Hence, my question is: Is there a way to us a USB cable to sync my Palm Vx on my new computer (Windows 7 64 OS)? If it helps my computer is a HP Pavilion All-in-One MS225. Before this computer, I had been using the COM1 Local Serial to sync on both my home and work computer. I have never used the USB cable which I recently purchased.
If there is no way to sync, is there a master file that I can save from my work computer and then copy to my home computer which would allow my Palm Desktop 4.1.4 to match my work computer. I realize this is not a great option but at least my information would be accurate. Also, would purchasing a more recent Palm solve any of my problems. I am assuming Bluetooth would be my next option. What is a good inexpensive Palm with Bluetooth?
Thanks in advance!
03-22-2010 03:02 PM
The biggest issue is that your Vx does not have Bluetooth. So that solution will not work for you. The only thing that may work for you is a Infrared adaptor for your PC.
As for the "Master File" this depends on what version of Palm Desktop you have installed on your work PC. If it is Palm Desktop 4.2 and lower then go here.
C:\Program Files\Palm or Palm One\[hotsync username]
C:\Program Files\Handspring\[hotsync username]
Copy the hotsync username folder. Then on your home PC with the Palm Desktop Closed!!! Paste the files in the location where Palm Desktop is installed. I should be on of the above locations. Keep in mind that it could be a different location than your work PC.
If you have Palm Desktop 6.2.2 installed, there is no way to downgrade your data to a lower version other than syncing . If you have this version please post back and I will help you from there.
03-22-2010 07:27 PM
Thanks! I looked at my work computer and I have Palm Desktop 3.1 however I don't think it matters since I am sync with Outlook at work via Chapura. Hence the Palm Desktop is blank. Would your suggestion about coping the file still work?
At this point, I think the best approach maybe to purchase a Palm Handheld with Bluetooth which should allow me to sync at home and work. Thoughts? Also, which product would you recommend? I saw another posting that suggest either the E2 or TX when moving to Bluetooth.
03-23-2010 11:35 AM
This will be a lot easier since you sync to Outlook. You can simply export your data from Outlook to your Outlook at home. If you search on Google, Yahoo, or Live for how to export data in Outlook. You will find a lot of information on how to do this with screen shots on some sites. Then import that data into your Outlook at home.
The above will only work if you have Outlook at home. Then you should be all set at that point.
03-23-2010 01:37 PM
Unfortunately, I use the Palm Desktop (currently 4.1.4) at home. I do not have Outlook at home. I have not been able to find an exporting solution that exports from Outlook (my work computer) and imports to Palm Desktop. I will keep searching the internet.
Does anyone have this solution?
A new question:
Does anyone have issues with the Palm Tx syncing with Outlook on one computer via USB (my work computer) and syncing via Bluetooth to Palm Desktop 6.2 (my home computer). I am strongly considering purchasing the Palm Tx but would not want to face new problem. I know the Bluetooth syncing will solve my Window 7 issue.
03-23-2010 08:04 PM
Well, it looks like I'm SOL!! I have not been able to re-establish the link between my desktop Win7 machine and my Palm M505. That's what I get for holding on to old technology that works just fine for me and not upgrading to the latest and greatest just because I can't always afford it!! I guess I'll have to start looking for Blackberries or some such to use as a PDA. If anyone has an idea the they think might work please feel free to send a reply.
03-27-2010 11:17 AM
I have a TX and a 32 bit system and I managed to get it operating with Vista just fine. However, I am now changing over to Windows 7 and not sure if I will run into incompatibility or difficulty doing a hotsync. Does the Pilmco program correct any problems between Windows 7 and the TX on a 32 bit system? If I was successful in getting my TX to work under Vista, is that an indicator that I will not have any transition problems with Windows 7?
03-28-2010 05:18 PM
I have a Centro and recently switched from a Windows XP computer to a 64 bit Windows 7 computer. After reading the posts on this message board, I bought a Bluetooth dongle for my PC, yet have not been able to hotsync, even after trying all of the suggestions in this thread (except for hard restarting my centro since I don't currently have a backup and this would cause me to lose all of my data).
The main problem seems to be that my centro can see my PC as a bluetooth device, but my PC can't see my centro, even though I have made both the PC and the Centro discoverable.
Specifically, when I go to Prefs->Bluetooth->Setup Devices->Hotsync Setup, my PC shows up. But if I go to my PC and attempt to add a bluetooth device, the PC can't find the Centro. I have not seen anyone post solutions for this particular problem.
Back on my Centro, once I select it and try to hotsync, I get the message "Unable to initiate HotSync operation because the port is in use by another application." If, instead, I try to add a Trusted Device and I select my PC, it then asks me for a passkey. Since my PC is new, I haven't yet set up a passkey, so I just enter 00000 (as some users have suggested). The Centro then says "Verifying passkey for PC..." and after about 20 seconds says "Unable to add PC to your trusted device list."