Setting Up Palm OS Hotsyncing with 64-bit Windows 7, 8 &
10 or Vista
(in 3 Steps)
- Download Palm Desktop 6.2
- Install Aceeca 64 Bit driver
- Install ScoreKeeper 7 software
If you are running Windows 7, 8, 10 or Vista 64-bit software, follow these 3 steps to get Hotsyncing running again.
STEP 1. Setup the Palm Desktop for Windows 7, 8 & 10 or Vista following these
- If you have already loaded the old Palm Desktop software, remove it using
the Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program.
Then select the Palm Desktop. After the old desktop is uninstalled,
reboot your computer.
- Download and install the Vista/Windows 7 & 8 Compatible Palm Desktop
Palm Desktop 6.2
If you have any problems, visit the palm
Desktop Product Support
- If you have Windows 7, 8 or 10 32-bit you should be able to Hotsync now. If
you have 64-bit then continue with Step 2. (Note: Windows 8 tablets with ATOM processors
like the Dell Venue Pro and Asus Note 8 are typically 32-bit)
STEP 2. Setup the 64-bit driver following these instructions:
- Download and install the 64 bit driver click here:
from www.aceeca.com (press SAVE not OPEN and save zip file
to your desktop or other folder)
- Right-click on the zip file you downloaded and press Unpack ("Extract" or "unzip") the Aceeca
Remember the location of this folder you unpacked them to as you will be
needing it later on in this install routine.
- Try to HotSync your device. It will fail.
- Open the Device Manager (click Start and type in "Device", then
run the Device manager)
- In the Device Manager look for the Yellow Triangle next to Palm Device
under "Other devices". (If you don't see it, connect the
cable to the computer and press the HotSync button again.)
- Right-click on the device, and choose "Update Driver Software".
- Choose "Browse My Computer for Software" and direct it to the
Aceeca folder you unpacked the drivers to.
- Choose "Next" at the driver file location window, and then tell
it to "Always trust software from Aceeca Ltd." then click the
- You may receive an error message "The drivers were installed
but the device couldn't be opened."
- Now, press the Hotsync button and it should work!
Optional: Setup the Bluetooth wireless Hotsync (if your PDA and
Computer have Bluetooth) following these instructions:
STEP 3. Install ScoreKeeper 7 software:
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ScoreKeeper 7 for
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Vista 64 bit & Windows
7, 8 & 10
Option 1: Hotsyncing with Bluetooth or Wireless Networking
Supported PDA's include: Tungsten T, T5, T2, E, E2, TX, i705,W,C,
Centro,Nokia Internet Tablet N Series.) for all other non Bluetooth or
wireless PDA see options 2 or 3. Bluetooth is easy to setup and works great
without need for a hotsync cable. You can Hotsync from up to 35 ft away from your computer
with Bluetooth and even farther with Wireless.
setup hotsyncing on your PC follow these steps..
1: Download the Vista/Windows 7 Compatible Palm
Desktop Software from Palm's Website. >:
Desktop 6.2 download.
2: Follow the >
Hotsync Guide or use the Wireless option (if you have a Palm TX model
Note: If your PC doesn't have Bluetooth support built in, you
can purchase a USB adapter from Iomega or Belkin for about $25.
3: If you have an older PDA that doesn't have built in Bluetooth or
wireless use Option 2 below.
4. To access the bluetooth controls on the PDA see the
PREFS icon or tap the
5. Run Hotsync App on the palm to hotsync your
PDA. Make sure the palm hotsync manager is running on your PC.
Look for the
NOTE: Turn Bluetooth or Wireless off when not in use to save battery
life while scoring games
Option 2: Installing and Hotsyncing ScoreKeeper with a SD Memory Card: You can use your
memory card to move games to and from the Palm with the use of a 3rd part app
called Fileman. Follow these steps to move games with your memory card to
Install the Palm Desktop Software
from the CD included with your PDA or download from (Palm
Desktop 6.2 download)
Next install ScoreKeeper from the
TurboStats CD or download site (download
1: Remove the memory card from the PDA and insert it into
your PC Card slot or external memory card reader.
2. Create the folder H:\PALM\Launcher on your SD drive
if it doesn't already exist.
( where "H" is your drive letter for the SD
card. see: "My Computer" on your
PC for the drive letter).
3. Copy the application "c:\winstats\pilot\Scorekeeper.prc"
to your :\PALM\Launcher folder if you don't have ScoreKeeper on your PDA.
4: To backup game files download the app:
Fileman from Bit's n Bolts Software.
4b: If you don't have a User ID on your PDA yet, download this app
and put changename.pdb on your SD card in the
Launcher folder. Run changename.prc on your
PDA and enter a UserName (one word only), put any number in the UserID
press Set Name/ID. This is
required to register Fileman only, not to run ScoreKeeper
5: Save the Fileman.prc application to the folder on your SD
card called H:\PALM\Launcher
6: Remove your SD card from your PC and when you insert it in
the PDA. You will see the new applications.
To Backup Games to your PC to
import into TurboStats after you score them on your PDA
Fileman on the PDA and copy the sk_
???.pdb game files from the RAM
folder tab on the PDA to the SD card in any folder you want.
8: Then insert the SD card back in the PC and copy the sk_
files into the folder c:\Program Files\Palm\"your palm user
name"\backup. If you can't find the Palm user folder,
install ScoreKeeper from the download or CD and search for *.pdb on your
computer to see where the sample game file is installed. this
will be the location that TurboStats will be looking for when you try to
import a game.
9: Now go to the TurboStats game form and click the Palm Icon
to load the game data.
10: Note: Fileman from Bit's n Bolts may require a small
fee of $12 to use after the first month trial.
Option 3: Running Windows 7 in XP Mode and hotsyncing with the
cable: This option is new to us and we will expand on these
instructions as we learn more about the process. If you have a newer Palm
you can use the new 64 bit drivers. Follow these instructions:
If you have a very old PDA and it won't work with the new 64bit drivers then
try XP Mode.
1: Run Windows 7's XP Mode window and install the
Palm Desktop 4.1.4e there with Hotsync set to "Local USB":
The above worked for me. I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.
I have an old Palm m500 and I'm running Palm Desktop version 4.0.1 in XP Mode.
I was able to sync all my standard Palm application appointments, note pad
files, memo files, and addresses too.
2: Press the hotsync button on the cradle, then go up to the
USB menu at the top of the XP Mode window and click it.
should see "Palm Handheld - Attach". Click that and the hotsync
should start. Unfortunately you have to do that every time you
hotsync; haven't yet found a way to attach the Palm's USB port permanently
to the virtual machine - it disappears as soon as the hotsync is done, and the
USB menu says "No device found."