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    How to get an older PocketPC to sync in MS Vista

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    by link999 ·

    Hello,

    I have an older HP Jornada 560 PocketPC, which I was happily syncing with Outlook 2003 under Microsoft XP (using ActiveSync). A couple days ago I upgraded my system to Microsoft Vista. Now I find out that “Windows Mobile Device Center” (the new item Vista uses for syncing handhelds) doesn’t work with my older PocketPC. I tried to install ActiveSync, but that didn’t work. I can sync files on my PocketPC, but I have no way of syncing with Outlook.

    Does anyone know how to get an older PocketPC to sync with Outlook under Vista?

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    • #2536606

      Clarifications

      by link999 ·

      In reply to How to get an older PocketPC to sync in MS Vista

      Clarifications

    • #2536564

      You might be able to use a web calendar

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to How to get an older PocketPC to sync in MS Vista

      But I don’t think that Vista is going to let the older device synch natively.

      You might try the HP site and see if they have an update for your Pocket PC hardware. Unfortunately, I don’t think they continued support for the Journada when they introduced the iPAQ.

      I use an iPAQ and I dread the day that I can’t synch.

      Good luck to you!

      • #2536537

        not likely, and not for now at least.

        by w2ktechman ·

        In reply to You might be able to use a web calendar

        I have a newer IPAQ, and could not get Activsync to work on it. I am sure that there will be some updates for Activsync to work in Vista, but on those older units like the Jornada, I do not beleive that they work well with newer versions of Activsync. I may be wrong however.

        I would look to MS and see when the latest version of Activsync is made available to work with Vista. 2 weeks ago though, the latest did not.

        • #2537076

          Ended up going back to XP

          by link999 ·

          In reply to not likely, and not for now at least.

          I just ended up going back to Windows XP. I was having other little problems with Vista. For example,

          1) Couldn’t sync older PocketPC

          2) My VPN software for work wasn’t supported under Vista (and didn’t work)

          3) ZoneAlarm isn’t available for Vista yet

          4) Some of my other programs didn’t want to work under Vista

          5) I was having some problems printing and there is no newer driver from HP yet

          6) I was having a few problems with Outlook Webmail

          After going back to XP everything is working fine again. I’ll wait for a bit before trying Vista again. Thanks for your replies.

    • #2514686

      Perhaps you should read all the threads about Vista being crap

      by why me worry? ·

      In reply to How to get an older PocketPC to sync in MS Vista

      and realize just how much grief Vista is creating for the end users and us seasoned IT pros.

    • #2539250

      easy solution that REALLY works

      by jdilberian ·

      In reply to How to get an older PocketPC to sync in MS Vista

      go to microsoft’s download center and get the new Windows Mobile Device Center drivers. after you install them, plug in your pocket pc and everything else is as simple as plug and plaY!

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        HP Jornada 560

        by mestarspet ·

        In reply to easy solution that REALLY works

        Hi- I tried using the drivers from Windows Mobile center to work with VISTA. Results:Activesync does not work with my 64 bit VISTA. So far I hate Vista!!!

    • #2522482

      Yeppers sure can

      by jackie40d1 ·

      In reply to How to get an older PocketPC to sync in MS Vista

      Delete “Vista” and never look back re install XP and DO NOT go to “VISTA” for anything return the CD to the store get your money back ! “Vista” will be MS’s sore spot soon as nothing old works with it . . Or add a second Hard drive and install Linux and it will work . .

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