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Resolved Windows 8 and HTC sync

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Funnykeyboard, 2013/01/04.

  1. 2013/01/04
    Funnykeyboard

    Funnykeyboard Inactive Thread Starter

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    Not really had any problems with HTC sync and my HTC desire S mobile on Windows 7. Just tried loading it on Windows 8 and it tells me when I try to install;
    "The installation of HTC driver installer 4.0.1.001 appears to have failed. Do you want to continue the installation? ".

    Tried running it using the various compatibility modes, and I have tried running the installation package as an administrator.

    I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520, with four gig of ram, with Intel i5 2.3 GHz processor. Using Windows 8 ultimate 64-bit.

    Any help, suggestions, appreciated.

    Best wishes, funny keyboard

    ps

    (Just for those who don't know, if you have trouble connecting to your mobile, it is worth going into the mobile drop-down menu, tapping HTC sync, click on Internet passthrough, click on done, pull down the menu again, tap and Internet passthrough, and reset to HTC sync.)
     
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    SpywareDr SuperGeek WindowsBBS Team Member

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    It looks like Windows 8 is not supported:

    HTC Sync Installation Instructions
     

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    Just another reason to continue with Win 7.
     
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    Funnykeyboard

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    No way man, Windows 8 is impressive. Teething problems, yes. But a big improvement.
     
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    From what I have heard & seen, Win8 is no great leap from Win7. The only leap is the interface which either you like or not.
     
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    SpywareDr SuperGeek WindowsBBS Team Member

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    Windows 8 is designed for those that consume.

    Windows 7 is designed for those that create.
     
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    yes, I should caveat my comments with the information;

    I am definitely a consumer rather than a creator LOL.
    My principal use for Windows, is access to speech recognition. This makes the start menu pretty redundant anyway in Windows 7, so it isn't missed much in Windows 8.

    I just find that the system starts up quicker, closes down quicker, runs smoother, faster, prettier, nicer sounds. Is just a more pleasant experience. So far, and have only had it on for about a week and a half, the only thing I am missing is HTC sync.

    There is definitely a learning curve, but I like change.
     
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    Funnykeyboard

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    solutions!

    okay I downloaded a program called PC Suite, which is intended to be an alternative to HTC sync. Didn't like the look of it, so I didn't use it. However, I found this solution here;
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1986166

    The problem is that is a 64-bit solution, whereas at present I have got a 32 bit operating system [an oversight in the installation which will be corrected once I'm happy with everything.]

    however after looking at that, I went to device manager, and saw that my android phone drivers were installed. Installed HTC sync, and everything ran fine.

    Happy days. :-D
     
  10. 2013/02/28
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    Win 8 is more stable and secure. All you have to do is click on the metro desktop tile and it works very much like Win 7. The Start Button is now a graphical presentation instead of text. If you right click on start you get a list of windows tools. That's very convenient. I use win 8 as though it's Win 7 and have the advantage of a system that's more stable and secure than Win 7.
     
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    I got it to work on my 64bit Windows 8 PC by installing Sync Manager from HTC. Sync Manager is installed and it does not detect my EVO 3D phone as it is not supported but it has successfully completed the installation of the driver after which I was able to use HTC Sync without any problems.

    Those who are having the same issue please try installing Sync Manager available in HTC wesbite.
     

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