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Windows 7: Trying to "git" to 64 bit!

27 May 2010   #1

Trying to "git" to 64 bit!

For years I've used a Palm Tungsten e to maintain my calendar, contacts and more for my business. I even have an excell app that can compute a job bid on site.

This old trusty Palm is the only thing stopping me from moving to 64 bit on my upcoming next machine.

I need a new device! Probubly a smartphone. I do not need web access, and I don't want my information stored in the cloud, it's too sensitive.

The perfect device would have an easiy to use desk top, that can sync with the device, and be able to import my data from my Palm Tungsten e.

Any ideas? Or should I just buy a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium and load the 32 bit version on my new computer?

Im most grateful for your time and help


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27 May 2010   #2

Win 7 64 Pro

How about an iPod Touch?
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27 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You could always make the switch, and then run XP or another OS in a VM with USB access to your device.
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27 May 2010   #4

Touch and VM

Thanks danpass, I'll start looking at Ipod touch apps but I thought it was more for games and music.

Thanks DeaconFrost, your suggestion could be the immediate answer. W7 Professional includes XP mode, I just have to find out if the XP mode is of the 32bit or 64bit flavor.

Since most inexpensive computers at the local stores have W7 home premium installed I would be required to install an upgrade. I've been warned to stay away from upgrades and always do a clean install. A clean install would have me thinking about installing a clean W7 32bit again anyway.

Thank you both for your help,
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27 May 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

I just have to find out if the XP mode is of the 32bit or 64bit flavor.
32 bit even when the VM is run on 64 bit Windows 7.
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27 May 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello cdsailor, welcome to Seven Forums!

If you purchase full retail Windows 7 you will get both 32-bit and 64-bit, you can install and activate one instance at a time, if you start with 32-bit and feel you can go to 64-bit at a later time, you'll always have the option.

If you have no pressing reason to use a 64-bit OS make your life easy and start with 32-bit.
A clean install is the best way to go.

You'd better have a look at the SKU chart below.
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27 May 2010   #7

Thanks Bare Foot Kid

Your suggestion is most likely my best hope.

It will cost though.

I'll buy a new computer, then a full retail version of Windows 7 Professional, and while I'm at it I might as well buy a second hard drive to put everything on so if there is a warrenty problem with the computer, I can return the computer with the original, untouched, hard drive.

I was hoping I could avoid the cost of W7 professional and put the money toward a different hand held device (PDA or Smart phone) that would work with W7 home, which is sold pre installed in most computers.

Thanks for your reply and your time.

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27 May 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello CD.

Just look around for a PC with Pro or Ultimate 32-bit pre-installed, they're around; speaking of another HDD, a wise old Indian once told me, never store anything on C: you can't afford to lose.

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27 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits

We had the exact same problem!

We had a Palm Tungsten T5 that we loved BUT the syncing was a very big pain in the arse. It was also a big pain to use with Vista and the new version of Palm Desktop.

Anyhoo, after almost throwing the unit through the window, my and my wife bought 2 Ipod Touch 8Gig.

Now, the 'Pain in the arse part': I spent almost a week trying to sync for the last time, the Palm Tungsten T5 to my windows XP machine. After downloading various utilities to extract the data and inject it into an Outlook Calendar, it finally worked, but only once. I almost passed out when it worked! I finally had an Outlook Data file with all my data.

Now, the 'Easy part': We injected the outlook data file into an Outlook 2007 calendar. Then, I installed ITunes 64 Bits on my Windows 7 64 Bits and my wife installed ITunes 32 Bits on her Vista 32 bits machine.

Then we both synced our Ipod Touch with her Outlook 2007. Everything worked the first time! It was incredible.

Anyhoo, I sync my Ipod with her machine, just for the Calendar and I sync it again on my machine for the songs, applications and movies. It's a real joy.

Let me know if you need more info.
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27 May 2010   #10

Wow lebrocoli that sounds promising,

except maybe for the cost of an iTouch. (around $200 i think)

If I understand correctly, once your palm calander and contacts were moved to outlook you can now sync with outlook on your PC.

I'm not sure if I have outlook, I think my current PC has outlook express but I'll check. It's running XP home Premium and Im not sure if that came with outlook.

Of course this thread is about me moving everything to a new 64bit W7 machine which will have Outlook. I wonder if the transfer from old Palm to new machine with outlook is a dooms day shot!

So now how do you sync? iTouch doesn't have a USB cable does it? Bluetooth maybe?

Thanks for your reply

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