Thursday, 06 September 2007

I'm quickly learning the pain of running a 64-bit OS on my new laptop. Of course, that's the version of Windows Vista Ultimate it came with, what with all the processors being sold these days are 64-bit and all.

I went to install iTunes (which installed with a message explaining it would not be able to copy CDs) and activate the new iPhone, and what do you think I see?


Crap. You have got to be kidding me.

Apparently this is a well-known issue. Except that I didn't know and on the box it says, "Windows Vista" is supported, without any mention of version or 32-bit vs 64-bit. reading the fine print details of the release notes one finds a buried mention of no support for 64-bit Windows. Hmph.

Now I have to decide what to do - return the phone out of pure spite, or sync it to a different computer... Sorry, but "lame" is the only word that comes to mind here. Fanboys will undoubtedly spew vitriol at that statement, but it's still lame.

Ideas anyone? Will a 32-bit OS running in a virtual machine work for me maybe?

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Thursday, 06 September 2007 10:51:20 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Thursday, 06 September 2007 12:13:33 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
That blows. Spite is the direction I'd go probably. Make Hanselman figure out how to make it work. :)

John Batdorf
Thursday, 06 September 2007 15:58:34 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Return it. If the main scenario is busted, then keeping the phone is pointless. What would you do if you didn't have another computer to use?
Thursday, 06 September 2007 16:21:44 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Unbelievable. When will software manufactures realize that 64 bit is the future and make an honest effort to port their products to 64 bit? I'd take that phone back in an instant.

Thursday, 06 September 2007 21:06:40 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I hooked it up to my Mac mini and activated it that way. I'll anxiously await a 64-bit capable version of iTuna.
Friday, 07 September 2007 06:20:26 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Hey Now Greg,
Your quote 'You got to be kidding me' I hear you loud & clear. Someday it'll be resolved. Also I've been loving RunAs I've heard every episode, you've been great with Richard.
Friday, 07 September 2007 11:46:02 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Thats totally lame d00de...
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