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Zune incompatible with Windows Vista

post #1 of 200
Thread Starter 
I tried installing the Zune software on windows XP SP2 running under parallels today. here is the error massage i get:

"Zune software is unable to detect your operating system."

which can be found here:
http://www.zune.net/en-US/meetzune/s...etected_OS.htm

anyone have a direct link?
post #2 of 200
A direct link to what?

Incidentally, this seems odd. (From link above.)
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Windows Vista
Windows Vista is not supported at this time. Check back soon for updates.
post #3 of 200
Thread Starter 
a direct link to the xp download. sorry for not being clear =)
post #4 of 200
Thread Starter 
here, i took a screenshot off the website:
post #5 of 200
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Originally Posted by nvolker

a direct link to the xp download. sorry for not being clear =)

IS there a download? Their support site gives these instructions.

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To install Zune software on your PC:
1. Put the Zune CD in your PC's CD-ROM drive. Zune software will start automatically.
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post #6 of 200
Thread Starter 
Problem Solved! You can't use firefox! I tried again in IE and it worked fine! to many exclamation points!

gotta love microsoft, an unsupported browser becomes "can't detect OS"

yes, there is a download if you just want to try the software, link:
http://www.zune.net/en-us/meetzune/software.htm
post #7 of 200
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lol, here is another microsoft move, you can't even use the software if you don't have a Zune. way to shut out even more customers.
post #8 of 200
You're right. I just tried the same thing here with Firefox. Well, I'm sure that will work out well for Microsoft.
post #9 of 200
Apparently, Microsoft has been so focused on getting Zune out the door in time for the mad holiday rush that it hasn't gotten around to supporting the player under its next-generation operating system.

Though seemingly implausible, the screenshot below tells the story (while raising some questions at the same time).

"This operating system is currently not supported by Zune," reads an error message when trying to install Zune software on the latest versions of Microsoft's own Windows Vista operating system.

In an official Zune support document, Microsoft, which will begin selling Vista to business customers in two weeks, confirms that the system "is not supported at this time."

And for those wondering, the splash screen of three women in distress isn't our contributor's stab at a knee-slapper. It's the official installer backdrop chosen by the Redmond, Wash. folks to appear for each and every customer who installs a Zune.

"We really have the foundation here to ship more and more opportunity to enjoy entertainment experiences,'' Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer explained in an interview with Bloomberg earlier in the day.

In a Q&A session with BusinessWeek last month, Ballmer offered similar sentiments on the wireless capabilities of his company's new digital media player.

"I want to squirt you a picture of my kids. You want to squirt me back a video of your vacation. That's [an] experience," he said.

Image credit: ZuneThoughts.com

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer | Photo Credits: AP
post #10 of 200
Cool. I pointed this out here.
post #11 of 200
Anyone notice how the picture is named "ms-zune-stupidity"?
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And for those wondering, the splash screen of three oriental chicks in distress isn't our contributor's stab at a knee-slapper.

People are Asian inanimate objects are oriental.
post #13 of 200
Is it me or does Ballmer look like the former Tyco executive who now is spending his days in the pokey? Separated at birth maybe?
post #14 of 200
This is the funniest thing I've seen all day! Thanks AI
post #15 of 200
"the splash screen of three oriental chicks"

first, it's Asian, not oriental.

second, ANYTHING BUT chicks (ladies, women, girls, etc.)

third, I think only one is Asian

fourth, I think two of the three are female.
post #16 of 200
What the hell? I have never heard the slang "I'm going to quirt you a picture of my (kids, vacation, etc).

WTF?^^
post #17 of 200
That's the funniest thing I've seen in a long time!

My take on Zune: http://www.uccs.edu/~cbrewer/gigo_fi...3908d9-10.html
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DEVELOPERS! <squirt /> DEVELOPERS <squirt /> DEVELOPERS! <squirt /> DEVELOPERS <squirt /> DEVELOPERS! <squirt /> DEVELOPERS <squirt /> DEVELOPERS! <squirt /> DEVELOPERS <squirt /> DEVELOPERS! <squirt /> DEVELOPERS <squirt />
post #19 of 200
I'm pretty sure those are three girls in the pic. The one on the bottom has long brown hair. Does it strike anyone else that two of them seem to be making out?
post #20 of 200
"I want to squirt you a picture of my kids"????
Sounds like Steve Ballmer is either a phedifile or he's pimp'in out his family
post #21 of 200
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Originally Posted by msc1974

"I want to squirt you a picture of my kids"????
Sounds like Steve Ballmer is either a phedifile or he's pimp'in out his family

My thoughts exactly. Did you SEE my WTF?^^
post #22 of 200
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Originally Posted by dukemeiser

I'm pretty sure those are three girls in the pic. The one on the bottom has long brown hair. Does it strike anyone else that two of them seem to be making out?

and?
post #23 of 200
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Originally Posted by TenoBell

People are Asian inanimate objects are oriental.

Thank you, Carlos Mencia. Asians worldwide can again breathe a sigh of relief knowing that such offensive words are being slowly put out of their misery.
post #24 of 200
I imagine they did this on purpose to piss off the Vista piraters.
post #25 of 200
That woman is EXACTLY why every player needs a volume limiter function like the iPod.
post #26 of 200
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Originally Posted by TenoBell

People are Asian inanimate objects are oriental.

It's actually technically correct, but the dictionary does point out some people think it's offensive for some odd reason.
post #27 of 200
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Originally Posted by dukemeiser

I'm pretty sure those are three girls in the pic. The one on the bottom has long brown hair. Does it strike anyone else that two of them seem to be making out?

I thought they were getting it on in a porn movie.
post #28 of 200
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Originally Posted by TenoBell

People are Asian inanimate objects are oriental.

Wow, people are still using the word oriental to describe Asians? This must be the time warp addition of Appleinsider or the writers need to get out and meet more people. What next? Using the word "colored"?

Oh Appleinsider - just like the Zune - trying to play with the majors of the industry but still rough around the edges.

Maybe Appleinsider should . . . you know . . . just stay inside with their commentary and stick to product rumors.
post #29 of 200
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Originally Posted by JeffDM

It's technically correct though, but the dictionary does point out some people think it's offensive for some odd reason.

I wonder what the folks from Asia who are of Indian, Persian, Russian, or Mongolian descent feel about "Asian" being reserved for folks from the southeast Asian peoples.
post #30 of 200
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Originally Posted by bdkennedy1

I imagine they did this on purpose to piss off the Vista piraters.

Why would you think that? I think there are plenty of people on the legit public beta program that was open to anyone at no cost.
post #31 of 200
Why is everybody talking about this zune thing? where are your ipods???
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post #32 of 200
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"We really have the foundation here to ship more and more opportunity to enjoy entertainment experiences,''

Am I the only one here who is completely befuddled by this statement \
post #33 of 200
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Originally Posted by Dale Sorel

Am I the only one here who is completely befuddled by this statement \

That is rather messed up. Just like Ballmer.
post #34 of 200
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Asians worldwide can again breathe a sigh of relief knowing that such offensive words are being slowly put out of their misery.

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It's technically correct though, but the dictionary does point out some people think it's offensive for some odd reason.

Asian people don't like to be called oriental. Just like black people don't like to be called colored.

Both nouns have a historically derogative context.
post #35 of 200
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Originally Posted by dukemeiser

I'm pretty sure those are three girls in the pic. The one on the bottom has long brown hair. Does it strike anyone else that two of them seem to be making out?

no, they're squirting
post #36 of 200
I had no idea it was offensive either.
post #37 of 200
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Originally Posted by TenoBell

Asian people don't like to be called oriental. Just like black people don't like to be called colored.

Both nouns have a historically derogative context.

Their loss. It's an accurate term, more so than "Asian", as Booga pointed out.
post #38 of 200
If Balmer squirts at my kids I'll kick the living shit out of him.
/I don't actually have kids, creative licence an all, right?
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of a rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
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post #39 of 200
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Originally Posted by Booga

I wonder what the folks from Asia who are of Indian, Persian, Russian, or Mongolian descent feel about "Asian" being reserved for folks from the southeast Asian peoples.

I bet they say "Damn straight, we have our own like Indian and Persian. Sucks for all the people in southeast asia who are only referred to as Asians."
post #40 of 200
oh sh*t, this is so funny i can hardly type.

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