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Jason Dunn
04-18-2007, 01:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2007Apr/lab20070417004277.htm' target='_blank'>http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2007Apr/lab20070417004277.htm</a><br /><br /></div><em>&quot;I wrote up my impressions of the Zune a while back and have used it on and off since that time. Recently I was asked to review the PQ DVD to Zune Video Converter Suite (review coming soon). This forced me to get a Zune connected up again. Does Vista play well with the Zune? Read on. I first plugged the Zune directly into the Vista box. I figured since Vista was new and the Zune was new, it should either recognize it right away or at least go to Windows Update and grab the latest drivers. Well, I was wrong...&quot;</em><br /><br /><img alt="" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/zt/2007/geek.com-zunetrouble2-jasondunn-april17.jpg" /><br /><br />That's a quote from Joel at Geek.com, and he <a target="_blank" href="http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2007Apr/lab20070417004277.htm">shares his experience</a> setting up a Zune on Vista. It seems like things still aren't quite right with the Zune, and Joel is right: with Vista the experience should be even more seamless than under XP because both are shiny and new - or maybe that's the problem. I set up my Zune on a Vista computer last month, and it worked nicely enough - though I knew to install the software first. Have you had trouble with the combination of Zune and Vista?

Aaron Roma
04-18-2007, 02:09 AM
I've been using my Zune with Vista since the release of the Vista compatable version, and I can't recall having any issues with this combination yet.

David Tucker
04-18-2007, 02:12 AM
Yeah, same here...in fact I've had more trouble with it on my XP box than with my Vista machine. Vista kept me going while I got my XP box fixed. :)

Darius Wey
04-18-2007, 09:53 AM
The FlashNotInstalled issue (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932190) affects any new Zune + Vista combination I set up, but other than that, it's smooth sailing.

Jason Dunn
04-18-2007, 05:00 PM
The FlashNotInstalled issue (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932190) affects any new Zune + Vista combination I set up, but other than that, it's smooth sailing.

I'm still stunned that Adobe hasn't addressed that problem yet - they commented on my blog post (http://www.jasondunn.com/vista-flash-problem-youtube-250) that they're working on it, but come on, it's been months... :rolleyes:

05-18-2007, 09:50 PM
I have had 2 minor issues with Zune software on Vista so far. I have had 1 time when it failed to recognize the zune, a reinstall of the software fixed that and then it failed to remember my zune as being owned by this computer. I think I solved that issue. When I cleared the cache in the zune software it dropped the zune from being assigned to this PC. There should be a warning about that if it's designed to do that.