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Topic # 8317 20-Jun-2006 15:14
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Before I load up the ActiveSync software on my PC, I thought I'd just ask you guys something:

I have an ipaq 4350 with Windows Mobile 2003 and my desktop has Windows XP SP2. It doesn't have Outlook 2002, but it does have Works which has a synchronisation feature.

I seem to recall reading somewhere that users had problems loading Outllook 2002 on their XP computer, so my question is:

Should I load Outlook 2002 and go with what's recommended with the ipaq 4350, or should I not load Outlook 2002 and try synchronising with Works? I know most people think Works is a bit crappy LOL.

i'm new to all this and I don't want to risk screwing up either my PC or my PDA by choosing the wrong option here, so any advice would be much appreciated! :)


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  Reply # 39075 20-Jun-2006 15:19
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Works will not work with ActiveSync. ActiveSync and Windows Mobile 2003/5 will only work with Outlook. Unless you choose 3rd party software but i'm not too sure about that area.

I have WM2003 Smartphone2 and used ActiveSync 3.8 as well as 4.1 both works fine in XP SP2.


For your model of PocketPC, try ActiveSync 3.8 which you can download from http://www.windowsmobile.com.

As for outlook, the CD which the PocketPC comes with should include that. I use Outlook 2007 beta with ActiveSync 3.8 and WM2003 Smartphone2 and works fine.




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  Reply # 39078 20-Jun-2006 15:39
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Gosh that was fast - thanks!

OK, I'll go with Outlook then, but the CD has ActiveSync 3.7 - are you saying it would be better to instal 3.8 from the get go?

I'm a bit nervous of doing anying other than what the instructions that came with the PDA say LOL. :)

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  Reply # 39079 20-Jun-2006 15:51
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My Ipaq h6365 came with ActiveSync 3.7, however I use 3.8 from the MS site, works fine (also in XP SP2). Also to re iterate the other posters comments, Active Sync will only work with Outlook, not Works.

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  Reply # 39080 20-Jun-2006 15:58
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Agreed.

Install Outlook 2002, it installs fine.

Download and install Activesync 3.8, not the new 4.x.




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  Reply # 39081 20-Jun-2006 16:04
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Thanks all, that's a big help.



One question though - what is the advantage in installing AS 3.8 rather than the version that came in the box? Does it work better with XP ?

[Edit] The guy I bought this from has just emailed me to say he used AS 4.0 and it's included on another CD he sent me. Now I'm really confused as to which version to load!

Pro's and con's advice please! :)

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Reply # 39082 20-Jun-2006 16:32
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If you do not have a Windows Mobile 5.0 device do not use ActiveSync 4.0 or greater. There's no features that will be used at all. Stick to ActiveSync 3.8, which is quite stable.

If the guys is sending a CD with ActiveSync 4.0 then it's not original, because this version comes only with Windows Mobile 5.0 devices.

As already said, you do have to install Outlook to synchronise.







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  Reply # 39085 20-Jun-2006 17:10
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Ah, that was an additional CD with extra programs on it, not the installation CD.

OK, that's clarified things a bit, thanks a lot! :)

So, I should instal 3.8 right off, or 3.7 first? (Sorry, this is probably the most noobish question ever LOL!)

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  Reply # 39087 20-Jun-2006 17:22
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So, I should instal 3.8 right off, or 3.7 first? (Sorry, this is probably the most noobish question ever LOL!)

Yes, install 3.8 first (and only). Dont bother with 3.7 at all.

The higher versions (4.0 and higher) are designed for a different (newer) model of Pocket PC.

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  Reply # 39088 20-Jun-2006 17:31
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Thanks so much guys for all this advice - I wub you all!

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  Reply # 39096 20-Jun-2006 18:30
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chrissie: Thanks so much guys for all this advice - I wub you all!

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