I Learned This The Hard Way Thought you all would like to know
Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:12 AM
I just upgraded to a 64 bit Vista. I have had a Seagate 750 EHD for auto backup for some time now. However, this EHD is not compatible with Vista!!!
So, I went shopping, found a great deal at Costco for a 1.5 TB EHD (Seagate) and it says right on the box Vista compatible. So we bought it, brought it home, loaded it, and guess what. It does not support 64 bit Vista. Great. The drive works fine, but the software for autobackup does not.
So, I searched around the net, and have discovered that although 64 bit is the way of the future, (or now if your'e running alot programs at once, like I do LOL), there are many software applications that do not work on the 64 bit machine.
I checked the Western Digital Website also, since my next thought was "Fine, I'll just go get a WD EHD", but same story there. The software is not compatible with 64 bit machines.
So, I am returning the new one, even though it's a great deal, on the thought that eventually the software will be compatible. In the meantime, I have gone back to the 750 Seagate, cleaned off the whole thing, and last night dragged and dropped all my stuff back onto it. It will work just fine, I just have to remember to do it manually, and that will be a pain.
So, thought you'd all like to know in case you have a 64 bit machine.
Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:42 AM
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:53 AM
Just recently bought a laptop, a Toshiba with a 15.4 monitor, 3GB RAM and 500GB HD. My desktop is 500GB HD and 3GB RAM and I have a 17 inch monitor. I plan on using the laptop for when I travel (hopefully to the convention) so I am not going to keep anything on the HD. When I travel and use it for scrapping, I will save stuff on the HD as well as DVD's and then when I get back home, move everything over to my desktop.
I did have some programs that were not compatible with Vista. My Kodak Easy Share photo downloading software didn't work, even after Kodak sent me a new CD with the program on it. I had a couple of scrapping softwares that also did not work: Creating Keepsake is not compatible with Vista and don't know if they plan on revising it. Scrapbook Max! also didn't work with Vista, however, they sent me another disk and it works fine now.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:07 AM
on my new machine im running 64. all my programs run fine.
ive heard that you can use windows live oncare and schedule a back up just fine in 64.
also im pretty sure acronis prods are compatible.
Posted 13 April 2009 - 01:01 PM
And I echo Pat--PSE 7 works fine on my 64 bit.
Posted 13 April 2009 - 01:33 PM
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 02:20 PM
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:31 PM
Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:59 PM
I must check which Vista we have but I use Goodsync to synchronise and back up all my stuff to my Western Digital 1T EHD and it works a treat with Vista. you can check it out at www.goodsync.com and see if it can help you.
Posted 14 April 2009 - 09:20 AM
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:08 AM
I have 64-bit Vista and a Western Digital EHD (500gb book) and it works perfectly. And I know I'm in the minority (to WAY understate it) but I really like Vista. It's working wonderfully on my laptop. The only thing I've had trouble with is a program called NEd that runs Adobe tutorials. And why it doesn't work is over my knowledge level... Otherwise, it's good.
Posted 16 April 2009 - 09:49 PM
sorry you are having some challenges
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