BlackBerry Desktop Manager

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  • 4.0 stars

    "works great if install is right 64 bit"

    December 31, 2012  |   By Grandpa-Engineer

    Pros

    Blackberry Desktop software problems are other progs/services running on your computer-here is how to do for 64bit win 7 and 8
    In order to run the blackberry desktop on 64 bit 7 or 8 it is a good idea to update your java, as well as fully enable .net 3.5
    the java you need is at the moment is jre-7u10-windows-x64
    one foolproof method I have found, especially if you have tried and failed to install the desktop is to begin at the beginning
    1. uninstall completely the desktop
    2. fully enable .net 3.5
    3. install jre-7u10-windows-x64 and it is ok to install over your current version of java
    4. reboot
    5. install the desktop software
    even then, it can be a little clunky and slow finding all the drivers when you plug your device to your computer. Using a playbook, the above method works for me 100 percent of the time.

    Cons

    poor RIM documentation

    Summary

    If you are patient and do it the right way, it works great. The big probs are with 64 bit OS, either win 7 or 8. But, easily overcome with my method

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