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Windows 7: HotSync PalmO/S & Win7

02 May 2010   #11

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
I did this with a Tungsten a few weeks ago. The official Palm website says to sync via Bluetooth. Go into the Hotsync settings and change it only to use Bluetooth for syncing. If you're using a USB-Bluetooth dongle, you need to set up a virtual COM port and then specify it in the Hotsync options. After that, just sync from your Palm.

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19 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Success - T3 - Win 7 64 bit - Bluetooth

I could not get it to work using a virtual machine (VMLite XP Mode)

After a lot of frustration and some blue screens, it worked for me...

HP p6675uk - 2 x dual core - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Downloaded Palm Desktop 6.2 and installed it, but skipped the hotsync.

Installed a Buetooth dongle - I used a dirt cheap one - the Dynamode BT-USB-M2

It did not install properly, but I ran the Troubleshooter and Windows found the updated driver (CSR is the maker)
Then the dongle kept dropping out - a yellow exclamation mark on the icon in the Devices and Printers window.

Then I ran services.msc (Start - Run - type in "services.msc" - OK) to discover that the Bluetooth service wasn't running! Enabled it in automatic mode.

Opened Bluetooth properties and made the dongle discoverable.
On the Palm, started Bluetooth and made a new trusted connection to the PC.
On the Palm set Hotsync to use the newly created Bluetooth conection
On the PC opened HotSync Settings → Connections to use Bluetooth only
Start Hotsync from the Palm.
That worked!

Tried again, got the “can't connect being used by another program" error message on the Palm.

Looked in Devices and Printers, the yellow exclamation mark was back. Experimented and found an answer that works reliably for me.

Now I have a routine:

After Windows start-up, when I want to run Hotsync, open Devices and Printers. Bluetooth has the exclamation mark.

* Open the Device Manager. Open the Bluetooth device. In the Driver tab, disable the driver, click OK. Go back in, enable the driver, click OK. Look again at the Devices and Printers window:

1. Exclamation mark gone. Switch on Palm, Palm appears in Devices screen, run Hotsync. Goto End

2. Exclamation mark there. Remove dongle, replace dongle

2a. Exclamation mark gone, goto 1

2b. Exclamation mark returns, goto * above

End - It worked, I'm happy. (Although it would be nice if the driver for the dongle was a bit more reliable)
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