Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Installing Windows Mobile Device Center on Windows 7 64-bit

The installation of Windows Mobile Device Center is a bit confusing to say the least. After you plug in your Windows Mobile phone into USB port it will greet you with an error after it fails to install the driver. Well, this was the main reason I removed Linux and installed Windows. However, it appears it was unnecessary move. I thought the virtual machine Windows did not see the phone as a USB device but I was wrong. The thing does not install even on Windows box.
So, the solution is to plug in the phone, wait for the error message, then enable downloading of drivers from Windows Update.
One more trouble I've had is the N edition of Windows 7. Apparently, WMDC requires Windows Media Player to be installed, which is not the case in the N edition. WMC can be downloaded from

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