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Since upgrading to Vista, Palm Desktop hangs

by GusGusGus / May 3, 2007 12:10 PM PDT

I can't seem to launch Palm Desktop since I upgraded to Vista. The launch screen just stays glued on the PC desktop and I have to go to TaskMgr to close it down. I've also downloaded and reinstalled the latest version.
Has anyone else out there had this problem since moving to Vista...and if so, any suggestions on how to fix this!?



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The last time I looked at
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2007 10:20 PM PDT

Vista was not a supported OS.



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by GusGusGus / May 6, 2007 10:10 PM PDT

Looks like all my data is now locked up, as my Palm device stopped working last year and was relying on the Palm Desktop!


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I wouldn't worry too much.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 6, 2007 10:53 PM PDT
In reply to: Ouch

Some 6,000 pound gorilla from Redmond will force this to get fixed soon. Hang in there or go get the free Virtual PC from MS for now.


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Same problem Vista doesn't run Palm Desktop
by EtherBunny / May 7, 2007 7:01 AM PDT

Bought a new computer. Has Vista Premium Home Version.
Perhaps more stable than XP, but mainly a pain in the neck.

Installed Palm Desktop.
At first was fine, but now just hangs at Splash Screen.
Tried various fixes, without solution.

Palm tungsten E2 syncs with my laptop (XP)

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Possible Fix
by EtherBunny / May 7, 2007 7:19 AM PDT

I think I fixed my Vista problem.
I uninstalled Palm Desktop, then downloaded latest version of Palm software. (Win414e)
The file runs with a setup.exe file.
Before I ran the setup file I changed the property
to be compatible with WinXP SP2
then I loaded Palm Desktop.
Desktop now runs. Although my Palm crashes after every hotsync.
That may be a separate problem, and is just a nuisance at this point.

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Thanks - works!
by GusGusGus / May 7, 2007 1:37 PM PDT
In reply to: Possible Fix

Thanks Etherbunny - did as you outlined and now have Palm Desktop up and running.


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