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  1. DaveGx's Avatar
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    Granted, most people probably have it installed already, but what about those that need to re-install it and dont have the installer?

    Dont know why they couldnt of made the new software work with Wp7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveGx View Post
    Granted, most people probably have it installed already, but what about those that need to re-install it and dont have the installer?

    Dont know why they couldnt of made the new software work with Wp7.
    I went to microsoft.com and it took less that a minute to find this link:
    Zune Support | Download the Zune Music + Video Software | Install Zune - Xbox.com
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    I installed Zune Desktop on Win 8 Pro yesterday. No issues what-so-ever...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsquared View Post
    I installed Zune Desktop on Win 8 Pro yesterday. No issues what-so-ever...
    That is great, but what about WP7 and Surface RT users? Granted, I have a Windows 8 Pro desktop, but why leave potential WP7/Surface RT users in the dark?

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    I'm not really sure what you are asking. Even if I did why would you think I would know these things? I'm just saying you can put the Zune desktop client on Win 8 if you need / want to sync your phone.
    Not trying to be rude but there is a whole bunch of new things going on out there atm. May just need to wait until some of the dust clears.
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    I think what he's saying is that for those who have a Surface RT, since they can't install traditional desktop apps, how can he sync his WP7 device? While Zune is available to install, he wouldn't be able to do so. He has a valid point and I think it's something that Microsoft will hopefully address today at the WP event.

    While most of us will probably be running standard Windows 8, those who are using Windows RT will be needing a solution.
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    Wrong post
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    The "Metro" store got the Windows Phone 8 syncing app like yesterday, maybe give that a shot? It might be backwards compatible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iknowsingh View Post
    I think what he's saying is that for those who have a Surface RT, since they can't install traditional desktop apps, how can he sync his WP7 device?
    Having a computer has always been a requirement for syncing your WP7 device. Windows 8 RT isn't really a computer, its a tablet. Thats equivolent to saying you can't sync your iPhone to your iPad.

    If you have stuff you need to move between the 2 platforms, Skydrive needs to be used, in the same way you'd use the iCloud if using iPad/iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnailUK View Post
    Having a computer has always been a requirement for syncing your WP7 device. Windows 8 RT isn't really a computer, its a tablet. Thats equivolent to saying you can't sync your iPhone to your iPad.

    If you have stuff you need to move between the 2 platforms, Skydrive needs to be used, in the same way you'd use the iCloud if using iPad/iPhone.
    If Windows RT isn't a real computer OS, then there's no point to it.

    If Windows RT is like iOS or Android, they could have just thrown WP8 on a tablet and called it done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goff256 View Post
    If Windows RT isn't a real computer OS, then there's no point to it.

    If Windows RT is like iOS or Android, they could have just thrown WP8 on a tablet and called it done.
    See Surface is powerful with Windows 8 Pro.

    Of course that'll cost you a little bit more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy John View Post
    See Surface is powerful with Windows 8 Pro.

    Of course that'll cost you a little bit more.
    That doesn't make Windows RT any less pointless, though.

    Why not just release a WP8 tablet and a Windows 8 Pro tablet if the RT tablet is no better than a phone OS? Why would they waste their time?
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    Over the weekend I did a clean install of Windows 8 Pro that I received from Amazon. I realized after a while that I had not installed Zune or saved the download from my previous install so I freaked out at first, cause my Lumia was recognized when I plugged it in. Eventually I was prompted to go ahead and download the Zune software on my PC - it runs as a traditional desktop app rather than a Modern UI one if I'm not mistaken.

    Off-topic - I'm really digging Windows 8.

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