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Topic # 86200 3-Jul-2011 11:18
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I have heard that Windows 7 is not compatible with Apples Time Capsule - Can someone please confirm this 100% for me before I rush out and buy one.

FYI I am hoping to achieve the following by buyin the Capsule...

I am looking for a Backup solution (2Tb min) for documents and photos music etc. I want a wireless backup solution. I want to transfer all music and photos off my 2 near capacity laptops (one running 32 and one running the 64 bit version of windows 7) and onto the Time Capsule.

I am hoping I can then access these wirelessly from my laptops and even perhaps somehow be able to access my photos via my Samsung LCD and my itunes library via my Sony receiver (although I guess cables are probably better for better quality music).

In time I think I will be upgrading my windows laptops with Mac replacements so hence me starting to think Apple Time Capsule as I love the thought of having everything integrating nicely in the future.

Any advice would be much appreciated! 




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  Reply # 488771 3-Jul-2011 11:32
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You won't be able to back up to it (like with OS X's Time Machine), but access works.




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  Reply # 488858 3-Jul-2011 18:01
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http://www.apple.com/nz/timecapsule/specs.html

Explains what you can and can't do with it using a PC.




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  Reply # 488872 3-Jul-2011 18:49
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Thanks Magu and Corksta :)

I'll go ahead and purchase.  

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  Reply # 488954 3-Jul-2011 22:44
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Just to clarify: do you want to store the files ON the Time Capsule and access them through your TV's media browser? If that's the case, it won't work. Time Capsule does not support UPnP or DLNA.

I'd recommend something like this instead, with an external HDD plugged into it: http://www.linksysbycisco.com/UK/en/products/E4200 




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  Reply # 488960 3-Jul-2011 22:57
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Spot on - if Time Capsule did support DLNA I'd be a happy, happy man.
Still, I use a jail broken ATV2 to achieve the same thing, so there's always a way around it.

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