Zune and Vista Incompatibility?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Cyndi, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Cyndi

    Cyndi Guest

    I need to get a new computer for my son and he informs me tonite that he found out that his Zune is incompatible with Vista. I did research and found that there is a fix for it, but the fix then causes problems for the DVD or CD players installed. i.e. fix one thing, cause more problems.

    Any suggestions? I would let him keep my laptop with XP on it but I need it for work.

    Is anyone happy with Vista? All I seem to read is that more people are unhappy with it, nothing works with it, it's slower than XP, etc.
     
    Cyndi, Jun 9, 2008
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  2. Cyndi

    Mick Murphy Guest

    I prefer XP, and Windows 7 is coming out in 2010!
    So why buy Vista?
    I only bought Vista for Business reasons(to solve customers problems)

    Up until 30th June(end of this month) the OEM computer Manufacturers(Dell,
    HP, etc) are still selling XP, IF you ask!
     
    Mick Murphy, Jun 9, 2008
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  3. I wouln't see why the Zune would be incompatible being that Microsoft makes
    the Zune
     
    UnknownTBeast, Jun 9, 2008
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  4. Cyndi

    mae Guest

    There is a board here to post - maybe someone can help:
    top issues:
    http://www.zune.net/en-us/support/topissues.htm

    requirements:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928413?sd=zune

    mae

    I need to get a new computer for my son and he informs me tonite that he
    found out that his Zune is incompatible with Vista. I did research and
    found that there is a fix for it, but the fix then causes problems for the
    DVD or CD players installed. i.e. fix one thing, cause more problems.

    Any suggestions? I would let him keep my laptop with XP on it but I need
    it for work.

    Is anyone happy with Vista? All I seem to read is that more people are
    unhappy with it, nothing works with it, it's slower than XP, etc.
     
    mae, Jun 9, 2008
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  5. Cyndi

    wysiwyg Guest

    You only hear a minority having problems the majority don't post
    because they are quite happy with it

    Just make sure your hardware is fully capable of running it, and don'
    try to use obsolete systems, and don't believe all the scare storie
    about poor speed etc, it just the anti Vista crowd, lying an
    exaggerating
     
    wysiwyg, Jun 9, 2008
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  6. Cyndi

    PTravel Guest

    Zune is not incompatible with Vista.

    However, to install Zune software, you must turn OFF your third-party
    firewall and turn ON the built-in Windows firewall, or the installation will
    fail. This is not well-documented and Microsoft pretends to be ignorant
    about the problem, but a little Googling will find lots of information about
    it. This is not a Vista bug, but a specific design flaw in the Zune
    software (and some other Microsoft products as well) that requires hooks
    into the Windows firewall. Once the software is installed, you can turn OFF
    the Windows firewall and turn ON your third-party solution and everything
    will work fine.

    Zune is happily installed on my Vista Business machine and works fine.




    I need to get a new computer for my son and he informs me tonite that he
    found out that his Zune is incompatible with Vista. I did research and
    found that there is a fix for it, but the fix then causes problems for the
    DVD or CD players installed. i.e. fix one thing, cause more problems.

    Any suggestions? I would let him keep my laptop with XP on it but I need
    it for work.

    Is anyone happy with Vista? All I seem to read is that more people are
    unhappy with it, nothing works with it, it's slower than XP, etc.
     
    PTravel, Jun 9, 2008
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  7. Cyndi

    PTravel Guest

    Exactly. I missed that question in the OP's post. I'm very happy with
    Vista (at least since SP1). It runs flawlessly on my Vaio laptop. The
    problem isn't Vista, but Microsoft's practice of obscuring specific
    "features" of the OS, as with the Zune software installation issue, here.
     
    PTravel, Jun 9, 2008
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