James O'Neill's Blog

August 9, 2006

Updates on a couple of Vista bugs.

Filed under: Beta Products,Windows Vista — jamesone111 @ 4:24 pm

I mentioned a few days ago that the Windows Media Player in Vista no-longer supports my smartphone. Here is the response I got back from the product team

The [driver on the phone had ] “legacy” mode for versions of CE WMP older than [wmp10] and up-to-date syncable capabilities for versions [wmp10]  and later.  We had to abandon legacy device drivers due to ongoing incompatibilities and lack of support from the manufacturers of other devices which used this driver model… … we’re sorry about the timing, several contacts with various vendors needed to be completed, which kept us from completing this work prior to beta 2.

I know there was an update available from Orange to move the C500 from WMP 9 to WMP10. Looks like if I’m going to keep the phone for any length of time I’m going have to get that installed. Of course I’m hoping for an upgrade (which will, no doubt kick of a bunch of upgrades). But I’m not holding my breath.

I also mentioned the issue with Scheduling and defrag I said there that the fix was to change the scheduling options, I’ve heard back from the product team are lookin at having a scheduled defrag “back off” if it notices user activity which is a smarter thing to do. We’ll have to wait and see if that is what finally happens.

Tagged as Microsoft Windows Vista

This post originally appeared on my technet blog.


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