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  1. #1
    notaguru
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    Sprint somehow knows nothing about this incompatibility.

    The Palm website acknowledges the problem and proposes clunky
    workarounds.

    Is there an elegant solution?



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  2. #2
    William H. Bowen
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    Re: New 755p, but Palm INSTALL TOOL won't work with Vista

    notaguru <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Sprint somehow knows nothing about this incompatibility.
    >
    >The Palm website acknowledges the problem and proposes clunky
    >workarounds.
    >
    >Is there an elegant solution?


    Have you tried running the Palm software in "Compatibility Mode"?
    Other than that, all I can suggest is to dump Vista (I can think of
    about 100 other good reasons to dump that piece of crap from M$).

    Unless you are dazzled by the Aero interface, I cannot think of one
    good reason to use Vista in comparison to XP (or even Windows 2000 for
    that matter). I've already "upgraded" 3 machines from Vista to XP
    Professional since February and all three of them run much better and
    are less of a headache to deal with.

    Regards,
    Bill Bowen
    Sacramento, CA




  3. #3
    Bill Marriott
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    Re: New 755p, but Palm INSTALL TOOL won't work with Vista

    How about running Windows XP within a virtual machine? The virtual machine
    software is free and you cans use either an old Windows install disk or
    download the "IE6 Compatibility VHD" from Microsoft.


    "William H. Bowen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > notaguru <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Sprint somehow knows nothing about this incompatibility.
    >>
    >>The Palm website acknowledges the problem and proposes clunky
    >>workarounds.
    >>
    >>Is there an elegant solution?

    >
    > Have you tried running the Palm software in "Compatibility Mode"?
    > Other than that, all I can suggest is to dump Vista (I can think of
    > about 100 other good reasons to dump that piece of crap from M$).
    >
    > Unless you are dazzled by the Aero interface, I cannot think of one
    > good reason to use Vista in comparison to XP (or even Windows 2000 for
    > that matter). I've already "upgraded" 3 machines from Vista to XP
    > Professional since February and all three of them run much better and
    > are less of a headache to deal with.






  4. #4
    notaguru
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    Re: New 755p, but Palm INSTALL TOOL won't work with Vista

    Well, I like Vista - in ten weeks there has never been a freeze
    or crash, and experts suggest that it is quite secure from
    malware. Since 3.1 I've hated every new OS for a while, but this
    one has been an easy transition.

    As for the Palm situation, I don't install much and it HotSyncs
    fine with calendar, etc. So I'll just put up with it. If I must
    install, I'll do a work-around.



  5. #5
    Tinman
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    Re: New 755p, but Palm INSTALL TOOL won't work with Vista

    "Bill Marriott" wrote:
    > How about running Windows XP within a virtual machine? The virtual machine
    > software is free and you cans use either an old Windows install disk or
    > download the "IE6 Compatibility VHD" from Microsoft.
    >


    Not sure if that VHD would work as it is for VPC, which doesn't support USB.
    VMWare does, but I don't think it works with that VHD properly. Guess that
    means VMWare (or other VM with USB support) and an old copy of any version
    of Windows that is compatible with Palm Desktop.

    What I recently did when I needed to reload Docs2Go on my Treo, with no
    desire to install the desktop counterpart, was to run the D2G installer and
    grab the PDBs/PRCs from the temp folder while the D2G installer was
    prompting for a response. Would imagine this is possible with other apps
    that don't offer direct PRCs, though a bit clunky and I haven't tried it on
    my Vista machines. For apps that don't need/use their own PC installer
    copying PRCs to SD is an easy workaround.

    That said Palm better get their act together ASAP. It's July and they still
    don't have app-install Vista compatibility yet? Sure hope the included
    Docs2Go works on currently shipping Palm OS Treos under Vista. You can't
    expect everyday users to do the temp folder or VM trick.


    --
    Mike





  6. #6
    Bill Marriott
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    Re: New 755p, but Palm INSTALL TOOL won't work with Vista

    Oh yes, good point -- VMWare has a converter; I don't know how well it will
    do with the VHD I listed, but it's worth a try

    "Tinman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Bill Marriott" wrote:
    >> How about running Windows XP within a virtual machine? The virtual
    >> machine software is free and you cans use either an old Windows install
    >> disk or download the "IE6 Compatibility VHD" from Microsoft.
    >>

    >
    > Not sure if that VHD would work as it is for VPC, which doesn't support
    > USB. VMWare does, but I don't think it works with that VHD properly. Guess
    > that means VMWare (or other VM with USB support) and an old copy of any
    > version of Windows that is compatible with Palm Desktop.
    >
    > What I recently did when I needed to reload Docs2Go on my Treo, with no
    > desire to install the desktop counterpart, was to run the D2G installer
    > and grab the PDBs/PRCs from the temp folder while the D2G installer was
    > prompting for a response. Would imagine this is possible with other apps
    > that don't offer direct PRCs, though a bit clunky and I haven't tried it
    > on my Vista machines. For apps that don't need/use their own PC installer
    > copying PRCs to SD is an easy workaround.
    >
    > That said Palm better get their act together ASAP. It's July and they
    > still don't have app-install Vista compatibility yet? Sure hope the
    > included Docs2Go works on currently shipping Palm OS Treos under Vista.
    > You can't expect everyday users to do the temp folder or VM trick.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Mike
    >






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