Zune Software support

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by GEN3RIC, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. GEN3RIC

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    As of right now it is not supported - installation initializes until it realizes you're not on XP SP2. I heard it was an issue with WMP11? But it does not make much sense - I use the Zune software on my laptop which is using XP SP2 with WMP11.

    This is a minor setback - I transferred all of my music songs to my desktop running Vista final, only for it to be incapable of syncing my Zune! BUGGER!

    (did I get that right, brits?)

    Any information on why they don't support the software?
     
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  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I've read about this, too, though I don't think I've seen a good explanation of why it's the case. That's got to be remedied in the near future -- I consider it a major annoyance.
     
  3. GEN3RIC

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    Yes, It's a minor setback because I will forgive the Zune team.. they could not deliver a product in early November since Vista wasn't really even RTM until just a few days before it.

    I am sure an update will be issued very shortly that will address the problem.. but obviously I thought I'd toss this topic up and see if anybody knew something I didn't - thats usually the case!
     
  4. Khayman

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    They've said it will be ready by retail release of Vista. whether they mean it won't be supported until then i don't know, but probably not
     
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  6. GEN3RIC

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    YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'll rep you sometime soon ( I gave it to you last )
     
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  8. GEN3RIC

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    Awesome. :D That hack wouldn't work with x64 Vista
     
  9. GEN3RIC

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    So I've been using the Zune software on Vista for a bit now and I am impressed with the installation changes. The software is working very well, no issues with the library & sending all of my music / videos from my laptop to my desktop.

    Zune Software > iTunes

    Specifically, because of this reason: when you plug a Zune into another computer that already has Zune software - it asks you if you want to let the Zune be a Guest or if you want to format your Zune and adapt the new library.

    iTunes was terribly confusing and I misinterpreted their ****ty dialog box and ended up formatting my iPod.
     
  10. kcnychief

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    How about some pretty screenshots and a nice review? :D
     
  11. GEN3RIC

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    You havent used the software before?
     
  12. omg its nlm

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    thats what it looks like
     
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    Yep I can confirm that it looks just like that.
     
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    good I am glad we are clear on that then. Next question thats worth while please.
     
  17. kcnychief

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    Thanks for the supportive and helpful posts guys, I appreciate it ;)

    His comments about the Zune software versus the iPod interested me, mostly because I have had an iPod for like 3 years and I hate having to work with iTunes.
     
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    You might want to check this out, Derek: http://www.mgtek.com/dopisp/
    Lets you use your iPod with WMP11. :)
     
  19. omg its nlm

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    We had some issues last night let me tell you. We were laughing so hard for no reason....
     
  20. vivid_vibe

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    Almost anything > iTunes

    Seriously, one of the main reasons that I bought a Toshiba Gigabeat was due to the fact that it uses Windows Media Player 11. iTunes is a frustrating mess of a program. Just my 2 cents worth.

    vivid
     
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