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HP iPAQ Handhelds - Downloading and Installing Windows Mobile Device Center

Installation Instructions

NOTE: If a previous version of Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) is installed on your computer, uninstall the previous version before installing the new release.

To uninstall the WMDC:

  1. Open the Start menu.

  2. Click Control Panel.

  3. Click Uninstall or Change a Program.

  4. Select Windows Mobile Device Center from the program list and click Uninstall .

  5. Select Windows Mobile Device Center Driver Update from the program list and click Uninstall.

To install WMDC on a computer running with Windows Vista operating system:

  1. Connect your device to your computer.

  2. Go to the Download Center section of Microsoft.com to download WMDC or click here Non-HP site .

    NOTE: The link above takes you outside the Hewlett-Packard Web site. HP does not control and is not responsible for information outside the HP Web site. The third-party softwares are not maintained by HP and the HP privacy policy does not apply here.
    NOTE: This step will require going through a validation procedure to ascertain whether your copy of Windows Vista is genuine or not. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the validation procedure.
  3. After the validation process is over, click Download.

  4. Select Run and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation procedure.

Install Windows Mobile Device Center driver updates

WMDC driver update package is available on Windows Update.

To access Windows Update follow these instructions:

  1. Click Start > Control Panel > Security > Check for updates.

    NOTE: Please ensure that the device is connected to the computer. Windows Update will detect the required drivers and install it only when the device is connected to the computer.
  2. Windows Update will detect and recommend to install the WMDC driver update package.

  3. Click Install updates to install the WMDC driver update package.

  4. WMDC application will launch automatically once the installation is complete.

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