Nexus One incompatible with Win XP-64?

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    Nexus One incompatible with Win XP-64?

    I finally got around to attaching my Nexus One to my PC and discovered to my dismay that it would not install the device because the Wizard could not find the "necessary software". The message went on to say that the driver might not be compatible with Windows XP-64. So is that true??? And if so, what do I do now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donfrench View Post
    I finally got around to attaching my Nexus One to my PC and discovered to my dismay that it would not install the device because the Wizard could not find the "necessary software". The message went on to say that the driver might not be compatible with Windows XP-64. So is that true??? And if so, what do I do now?
    You just need to download the android driver for windows, you can install them manually.. I'm having issues with my G1 on win 7 but so far as I know it's really easy to manually install the android driver on XP.

    I'd say check out the XDA forums and search for windows xp 64 driver and it should pull something up =)

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    I found the answer here Where can I download the USB driver from my Nexus one phone? I am using Windows XP and it does not detect the phone? - Android Help (.ru ! -- russia?). Anyway, it is NOT necessary to download a driver. The Nexus One notification bar at the top of the screen had a USB icon that I did not notice. Pulling down the notification bar (is that the right term?) and choosing the USB entry and then choosing Mount did the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donfrench View Post
    I found the answer here Where can I download the USB driver from my Nexus one phone? I am using Windows XP and it does not detect the phone? - Android Help (.ru ! -- russia?). Anyway, it is NOT necessary to download a driver. The Nexus One notification bar at the top of the screen had a USB icon that I did not notice. Pulling down the notification bar (is that the right term?) and choosing the USB entry and then choosing Mount did the trick.
    Ah, I should have thought of that first lol. I actually had a customer that came in the other day that had the exact same problem! I just walked through the steps... Lol.

    Guess I'm so used to doing it I don't even think about mounting it anymore O_o

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    Mounting the SDcard does help.... But a common mistake.

    Glad it worked out for you.

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    Hello donfrench,
    Have you checked compatibility?
    Just an FYI for you.
    It is always best to check with the software manufacturer FIRST. They will tell you if they have tested the product and the version, as well as whether or not it will work with Windows 7.
    Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibility.)
    Windows 7 Compatibility: Resources for PCs, Devices and Software Programs
    There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software".
    There are also some great articles, instructional videos and such to help with your Windows 7 at our Springboard site:
    Windows Client | Deploy, Manage, Desktop, 7, Vista, XP | TechNet
    In any event a lot of the times, Vista drivers will work in lieu of Windows 7 drivers, however, it's not 100%!
    As stated previously, it's best to have the Windows 7 certified drivers installed.
    Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here Windows 7 IT Pro Category . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads available there for additional assistance and support.
    Thanks again,
    John M.
    Microsoft Windows Client Support

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