Could not install BirdieSync on Vista

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AndyH
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Could not install BirdieSync on Vista

Post by AndyH » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:46 am

Hiho!
Installation aborts with this error:
The Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) is not installed.
You must download it and install it before BirdieSync installation.
But WMDC is installed... :roll:

OS: Vista Ultimate x64 german

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Post by Birdy » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:53 pm

I wonder if the problem is not caused by the 64 bits version. BirdieSync was only tested on the 32 bits version of Vista. I am not sure it could run on a 64 bits version...
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Post by fireball » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:39 pm

May I ask how you check if the WMDC is installed? Depending on the Version of installed applications, they get different positions registry and different locations in the directory tree (32-Bit Apps for example are installed in something like "Program Files 32")...

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Post by Birdy » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:36 pm

The version of the WMDC is defined in HKLM "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Mobile Device Center"
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Post by fireball » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:17 pm

Maybe (!) this is the problem - 32Bit-apps get under certain circumstances (as far as i know) a different subtree presented than 64Bit-Apps.

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Post by AndyH » Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:19 pm

WMDC is installed in C:\Windows\WindowsMobile

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Mobile Device Center\6.0\Registration exists and contains:
DigitalProductID (REG_BINARY)
ProductID (REG_SZ)

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Post by AndyH » Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:29 pm

Sorry, but the 32bit Version does not install on x64 Vista.... :cry:

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Post by Birdy » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:04 pm

I think that registry accesses under HKLM\SOFTWARE\ are redirected. Maybe you could try to install 32bits version of WMDC instead of 64 bits version.
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Post by AndyH » Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:53 am

:shock:
Huh? Somehow my last post travelled back in time? :lol:

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Post by athi1234 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:43 pm

Same Problem here, tried Compatibility Mode and still doesn't work. Will there be a solution?
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Post by Birdy » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:47 am

This problem will need some investigation... :)
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Post by athi1234 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:46 pm

Ok, is there a way I can help you?

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Post by Birdy » Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:35 am

Well, thank you, but I don't think you can do much for the moment. I think BirdieSync would require a specific adaptation and testing for Vista 64 bits since it would have to work with WMDC 64 bits...
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Post by athi1234 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:43 pm

Jstu wanted to check if there's some progress... I'd really appreciate using BirdieSync on Vista x64. :wink:

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Post by Birdy » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:59 am

Not yet... I'll keep you informed when there is new information.
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