ActiveSync 4.5 for windows 7

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  • There is a compatibility problem to install setup.exe with ActiveSync on my Asus Notebook. A connection by PC and PDA with Windows mobile platform should be running. These PC goes on by Windows Vista and Windows 7 on different partition. To perform setup.exe a window is shown with error message “no compatibility”. It’s the same with Windows 7 compatibility mode. What have I to do to avoid this problem?

    Monday, May 25, 2009 6:53 PM

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  • hi

    i dont know about activesync 4.5 but i have a ppc running windows mobile 6.1 and my pc is running windows 7 rc1 and i have installed windows mobile device center and it all works and syncs fine

    hope this helps

    Monday, May 25, 2009 9:09 PM
  • ActiveSync is not compatible with Windows 7.

    Windows Mobile Device Center is the feature to use in Windows 7.
    This should install automatically when you first attach your mobile device to Windows 7.
    Saturday, May 30, 2009 12:06 PM
  • DomincP;


    Thanks I didn't know about Windows Mobile Device Center until I read your post.


    Thx 4 the info,


    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 1:49 PM
  • You cannot use ActiveSync 4.5 because it is not compatible with Windows 7: starting from Windows Vista, you have to download and install Windows Mobile Device Center.
    Go to to the following addresses


    Luigi Bruno
    Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:44 PM
  • I have been experiencing the same problem since July 1st.  Activesync was working fine on Windows 7 and then stopped syncing.  I uninstalled and now can't re-install.  After reading this string, it seems like I need to download Windows Vista to get the Windows Mobile Device Center and then I can re-install the Activesync 4.5.  Does that mean I have to purchase both Window Vista, and then Windows 7 again?  I'm trying to figure out the sequence and also I don't want to loose anything I have on Windows 7 that might not be available on Windows Vista.  Any recommendations?  Thank You!
    Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:17 PM
  • Just installed Windows Mobile Device Center and my IPAQ is now recognized and syncing.  I have windows 7 64 bit and I installed via because I couldn;t get it to download from microsoft.
    Monday, July 25, 2011 1:51 AM
  • hi There is an link which help u out for this problem. Just go through this This page show u to download the software.After Download just run the program. Then it will show u one code. just copy it and past in the same page. Then u can download the complete the software for windows 7. Hope this program will help u . Note: This application for windows 7 64 bits only
    Monday, January 09, 2012 8:22 PM