Neos2 Posted June 9, 2008 Share Posted June 9, 2008 (edited) I hope someone will have some ideas for me. We are planning a trip soon and I am running into major PDA problems. We use a Garmin 60 CSx and a 60CS right now (Also have a 76CS and two Lengends) and we've been using a Palm IIIxe and a Zire 31 for PDAs. We just got a new computer, running 64-bit Vista Home Premium. I usually use GSAK & Cachemate. I usually create caches along a route and use GSAK to send the info to our GPSs and PDAs. I use a GSAK string that gives me the basics of the cache--terrain/difficulty, container size and type plus a wee bit of the hint (which is sometimes useful, but usually a waste of space with wordy hints). I use the PDA to read every cache page before we go after the cache. (Yes, I really do read them before I go to the cache). GSAK works fine, and sends the data to the GPS units just beautifully--so I can still plan the trip, but .... I can't get the info into either of the Palms ---I like the computer, but the 64-bit operating system doesn't have a lot of support out there yet in the way of drivers for this and that--and most especially, none for our Palms. The new computer only has USB ports and there isn't a driver for the 9-pin serial to USB adaptor that plays well with the 64-bit OS--So I can't hot sync my Palm IIIxe. I can't get my husband's Zire 31 to hotsync either-and none of the newer Palm uploads support the 64-bit OS. I went ahead and tried the Palm 6.2 upload, just in case that would work, but no, the computer still tells me it can't locate the drivers for the device. I hope there is some way to get his Zire to communicate with the computer. If I could do that, I could beam the info to my PDA. Any help? Also: Palm has promised a new app "sometime this summer" that will support the 64-bit platform...but if that doesn't pan out, does anyone have any suggestions for other less expensive PDAs that will work with 64-bit OS? I hate to spend $100+ on something I know I'm going to drop on the rocks or dunk in a creek at some point. Edited June 9, 2008 by Neos2 Quote Link to comment
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