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    First, hello, I'm new here. My name is budbay1 and I would like to try and be a former iOS/Android user. To do this, I picked up the Lumia 920 today. I haven't had a lot of time to play with it but I have major problems.

    I have a Mac, with 10.6 on it and the Windows Phone Connect app will only work with 10.7.

    I am not able/willing to upgrade to 10.7 just so I can sync my damn phone. Is there any way around this, any other program or a way to get an older version of the connect application so I can sync my pictures and music to my beautiful new Nokia?

    This is a deal breaker for me most likely, I just want to be able to plug my phone in and transfer **** over, why is that so difficult to do?

    Any help will be super appreciated! Also, I'm so glad I didn't listen to any of the so called "tech experts" and their reviews decrying the 920 for being SO HUGE, SO SLIPPERY. This phone is not that heavy and it is no more difficult to hold onto than any other phone. I don't understand all this *****ing, as many people have said, this phone is no bigger than the typical iphone user you see with a case on their phone.
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    Why not just spend the $20 to upgrade to Mountain Lion?
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    Just drag and drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brmiller1976 View Post
    Why not just spend the $20 to upgrade to Mountain Lion?
    I agree.

    If the $20 is the deal-breaker than so be it. The new WP Connect has system requirements I am sure for a reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brmiller1976 View Post
    Why not just spend the $20 to upgrade to Mountain Lion?
    How about because my computer already runs like **** without having the newest OS on it?
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    Well, it is a Mac, so of course it will run like ****. :D

    (Kidding, kidding)

    ML runs faster on my MacBook Pro than Snow Leopard did. I don't think that's unique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brmiller1976 View Post
    Why not just spend the $20 to upgrade to Mountain Lion?
    Mountain lion runs much better at least on my computer.
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    I just got my Lumia 920 and I ran into the same problem.. it's saying that my computer is not compatible with the latest version of ML. I'm pissed because I have no way to put my music on my phone. Anybody know of a workaround?
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    Are any of your guys' Macs able to run bootcamp? If so, just install a small installation of XP or something. Alternatively trying running a VM.

    Edit: Also, is the connector no longer 10.6.6 compatible?
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    Well, I own a Macbook White Early 2008 and it just won't let me upgrade to Mountain Lion. Do I REALLY nedd to buy a new computer just to fully enjoy my Windows Phone?
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    Seriously, stop living in the old ages and just update to mountain lion. Once OS X 10.9 drops everyones gonna start dropping support for snow leopard just like they started dropping leopard support. Mountain Lion runs SO much better than you'd think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrandonf View Post
    I just got my Lumia 920 and I ran into the same problem.. it's saying that my computer is not compatible with the latest version of ML. I'm pissed because I have no way to put my music on my phone. Anybody know of a workaround?
    How about using the Finder and then just copy & paste the music on your phone? It doesn't really require any software to sync.
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    Quote Originally Posted by konner920 View Post
    Seriously, stop living in the old ages and just update to mountain lion. Once OS X 10.9 drops everyones gonna start dropping support for snow leopard just like they started dropping leopard support. Mountain Lion runs SO much better than you'd think.
    Dude seriously, STFU. Are you gonna give me the upgrade my RAM? If it was as easy as paying for ML then I wouldn't be on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rantanplan1980 View Post
    How about using the Finder and then just copy & paste the music on your phone? It doesn't really require any software to sync.
    Is the phone supposed to be showing up as a drive when I plug in? That's not happening either.
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    I don't have the ability to update my computer, I don't own the machine (work computer). But I have all my music on here.

    Is there any way I can get it from my computer to the phone? This is crazy to me. My computer is from 2010, not 1910.
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    @jbrandonf : it only shows up as a drive on Windows. For OSX users its supposed to cause headaches.

    @christopher : maybe this will work windows-phone-7-connector or maybe windows-mobile-sync-software

    I would also add that IT is completely crazy. Seems like every mobile OS leaves something to be desired. I use OSX (don't like iOS) and I was lured to the world of WP8 from an Android. This is the most beautiful phone I have ever owned; the camera is amazing, I love typing on it, overall its fluid and fast. It just lacks basic common sense in some areas. Why can't I 'select all' text? Why can't I browse files like a human being? Why can't I 'save as' anything that I want to? Why can't I just connect it to any computer and use it as a storage device?

    Anyways, hope you get one of those to work!
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    Did you ever find an answer? I'm in the same boat. Snow Leopard is rock solid for me - don't want to change to Mountain Lion because some of my tried and true (older) software might have issues. All we want is an older version of the WP8 Updater, right? Anyone!
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    Look at this and just use it as for the Windows Phone app. There is a problem changing the Info.plist from a mac, but if you have a windows machine, you can take edit it there (be sure to move the whole file over.) If you need help, let me know.
    Install iBooks Author on Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard
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    Can you post the Windows Phone app from the App Store. My App Store won't work at all on my custom built mac.
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    I am in the same boat as well.... I find it bewildering that Microsoft is trying to force all us old Mac users to upgrade to the latest and greatest Macs. I have a lot of old Mac hardware that works just fine running 10.6.8... absolutely no reason for me to dump that rock-solid hardware/OS and put more money in Apple's hands EXCEPT to allow me to sync with my WP8 phone.

    Wouldn't Microsoft rather I spend that money on a Surface tablet? (If I could sync my phone, particularly Calendar, with my Mac, I'd probably already have a Surface tablet. Instead, I am debating whether I should have bought an iPhone instead.)

    So, if anyone knows of a solution, that would be greatly appreciated by many of us out here.
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    I tried and... it really works! thanks a lot man ;)
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    Dinbbka i need help to run through, , almost there , but still cant download windows mobile app to change that like ibooks. Do i download it with a pc for a mac is that what is required. Help would be much appreciated.
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    Here is a link that shows how to connect a windows 8 phone to macbook with 10.6.8.
    http://www.reddit.com/r/windowsphone..._snow_leopard/

    I have tried it & it works.
    This can done to all other software that requires 10.7
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    try this topic:

    (OSX) Windows Phone 7 Connector 2.0.2 gesucht - WinFuture-Forum.de

    it's german (app is in english), but there is a link for download windows phone connector 2.0 which is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6
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    Quote Originally Posted by budbay1 View Post
    How about because my computer already runs like **** without having the newest OS on it?

    does not compute. backup to external, install fresh, then push your old apps and preferences over. it's about an hours work, and a huge speed bump to clear out all those caches and goofs from years ago.
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