Android & Window 7 w/64 bit OS question/complaint?

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    I recently bought a new Desktop PC with Windows 7, 64 bit OS. Just about the same time I upgraded my phone to the Samsung Epic 4G. One of the features is the ability to upload a ton of music from my Windows Media Player 11.
    The problem is the fact that the Epic has only 32 bit driver software, I can download the driver software successfully but WMP doesn't recognize my phone. Actually, Samsung has no 64 bit USB driver software for any of their phones.
    I "chatted" live with Samsung's tech support and also with a techie friend of mine and it appears that I'm shit-out-of-luck.
    Any techies have any ideas?
     
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    Sorry, that's out of my league.
     
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    Easy answer, get a Google Music invite and instal the app on your phone. End of problem.

    Hard answer. Set up Wifi synch between you phone and computer.

    Difficult answer. Set up your old computer as a home media server and syc through it.

    There is an app for almost everything. Instead of trying to sync directly use an app.
     
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    Welcome to the world of 64 bit Windows 7.
    It will be a lonely world....
     
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    thats why vista most especially blows chunks....I am still on XP.
     
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    Win7 is not Vista. Yes it's still a Microsoft product but it beats Vista hands down in almost every category. If you do move up the problem you'll face is, there is (last I checked) no upgrade from XP to Win7 which means you'll have to do a clean install which in and of itself is a far better method than upgrading you existing OS anywho.
     
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    Yes Samsung has dropped the ball on this issue for a long time... only having 32 bit software for its phone syncing. At some point very soon they must start rolling out 64 bit software since all new computers pretty much sell with 64 bit OS.

    But to your problem. Network sharing, or upload your music to an SD card and put it in your phone (provided it does have such a slot).
     
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    Word!.. using the upgrade method for an OS upgrade as big as XP to Vista or Win 7 should be banned.. clean install ftw!
     
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    Give me a good reason why someone who is your average-basic home computer user...should buy a new computer to replace one that is working fine, just to go from XP to Win7.

    [crickets]

    Why I run Linux
     
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    Unfortunately most won't try Linux, they've either never heard of it, heard and believe all the Microsoft negative propaganda about it or a simply afraid to try something "new and unfamiliar".
     

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