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View Full Version : Zune Software on Vista? You Bet! Here's How...

Jason Dunn
11-22-2006, 04:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.modaco.com/zunevista' target='_blank'>http://www.modaco.com/zunevista</a><br /><br /></div><em>&quot;As many of you will know, I recently purchased a Microsoft Zune player (to replace my lost iPod, which never surfaced no thanks to crappy Iberia!). Unfortunately, days before the arrival of my Zune from the USA, I made the switch to Windows Vista. This meant that, when the Zune arrived, I couldn't sync it up with my media-stuffed laptop, as in their infinite wisdom, Microsoft have decided NOT to make a Vista friendly version of the software available yet. DOH! So I set about seeing if the XP software could run happily on Vista! It does... and here's how I did it!&quot;</em><br /><br /><img alt="" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/zt/2006/zunevista-modaco-nov22.jpg" /><br /><br />Paul over at MoDaCo, rather famous for hacking Windows Mobile devices in various ways, has turned his attention to the Zune software - and voil&agrave;, he came up with a way to make it work. Way to go Paul! Until Microsoft releases the official update, this looks like an excellent solution for all you early adopter Vista users.

11-22-2006, 05:38 PM
Man! I can't wait to go home and try this. I have been using my back up pc for the Zune. Excellent.:p

Aaron Roma
11-22-2006, 06:33 PM
You know, I can understand Microsoft not shipping a Vista ready version of the softare in the box, but I'm honestly surprised we still haven't seen a downloadable Vista ready version yet.

Jason Dunn
11-22-2006, 06:56 PM
...but I'm honestly suprised we still haven't seen a downloadable Vista ready version yet.

Yeah, I agree - it's full-on bizarre they don't have it ready yet.

Darius Wey
11-23-2006, 03:12 AM
Way to go, Paul!

Nice to see there's a solution. Sad to see it was a consumer, and not Microsoft, who delivered it first. :confused: