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Friday, April 25, 2008

How to Install Blackberry Desktop Software with Media Manager

I have been messing around with my older Blackberry 8700 the past couple of weeks. And while I have no idea why I have not dumped it on eBay yet. But for $75, I may dump it there rather soon.

In order to get it connected to my computer, I wanted to install the Blackberry Desktop Manager v4.3 on my Dell computer to get the latest version of the software. To my surprise, the latest version included Media Manager by Roxio in order manage the multimedia (audio, video, music) files that you may have.

Generally speaking this would be a straight forward installation and not require a guide of sorts, but I ran into some issues on my Windows Vista 64-bit (x64) installation which should be shared. So with that, here is the installation guide.

1. Acquire the latest version of the Blackberry Desktop Software. That can be downloaded from the Blackberry site here: Blackberry Desktop Software. Warning, the Media Manager by Roxio version of the installation is much larger (>200MB) than the normal size (50MB).

2. Double-click on the downloaded file to start the installation. For Microsoft Windows Vista, you need to use elevated privileges / permissions in order for the Roxio Media Manager to function properly. To do this, right click on the installation file, select "Run as Administrator" to successfully elevate the permissions of the installer.


3. The Blackberry Desktop Software 4.3 Welcome Screen. Click next to continue.

The Blackberry Desktop Software 4.3 Welcome Screen.  Click next to continue.
4. Choose your region and language - USA (English) and click next.

Choose your region and language - USA (English) and click next.
5. Accept the Blackberry Desktop Software license terms and click next.

Accept the Blackberry Desktop Software license terms and click next.
6. Enter the name and company, if applicable and click next.

Enter the name and company, if applicable and click next.
7. Choose you installation folder. On 64-bit (x64) machines the installation folder with go into the x86 (32-bit) directory as the Desktop Manager Software is not 64-bit

Choose you installation folder.  On 64-bit (x64) machines the installation folder with go into the x86 (32-bit) directory as the Desktop Manager Software is not 64-bit
8. Choose the typical installation type unless you need security certificate synchronization. Click next to continue.

Choose the typical installation type unless you need security certificate synchronization.  Click next to continue.
9. Click on your Blackberry connection type for Integration options. Choose either Blackberry Enterprise Server / Desktop Redirector or the Blackberry Internet Service based on your preferences and click next.

Click on your Blackberry connection type for Integration options.  Choose either Blackberry Enterprise Server / Desktop Redirector or the Blackberry Internet Service based on your preferences and click next.
10. Choose your options for a desktop icon and automatically starting the Blackberry Desktop Manager service when your computer starts and click next.

Choose your options for a desktop icon and automatically starting the Blackberry Desktop Manager service when your computer starts and click next.
11. Click on next to start the Blackberry Desktop Manager's software installation.

Click on next to start the Blackberry Desktop Manager's software installation.
12. The installation starts installing the software and may advise you to exit any conflicting software programs.

The installation starts installing the software and may advise you to exit any conflicting software programs.
13. The Roxio Media Manager Software installation is started in the background by the Blackberry Software installation. If you are running Microsoft Windows Vista and you are not running with elevated privileges, then this portion will fail with a permissions error.

The Roxio Media Manager Software installation is started in the background by the Blackberry Software installation.  If you are running Microsoft Windows Vista and you are not running with elevated privileges, then this portion will fail.
14. The software installation is complete. You are just about ready to use the software unless a restart is required! Click on finish to continue.

The software installation is complete.  You are just about ready to use the software unless a restart is required!  Click on finish to continue.

15. Now restart your computer and your Blackberry Desktop software is ready for use!

Other Blackberry Desktop Software Versions include:
PocketMac v4.0.20b for BlackBerry
BlackBerry Desktop Software v4.3
BlackBerry Desktop Software v4.2 Service Pack 2
BlackBerry Desktop Software v4.2 Service Pack 1
BlackBerry Desktop Software v4.2
BlackBerry Desktop Software v4.1
BlackBerry Desktop Software v4.0
BlackBerry Desktop Software v3.6
BlackBerry Desktop Software v3.5a
BlackBerry Desktop Software v2.1 for BlackBerry Internet Edition
BlackBerry Desktop Software v2.1 for BlackBerry Enterprise Edition
BlackBerry Desktop Software v2.0 for BlackBerry Internet Edition

This installation software is compatible with the following Blackberry:
Blackberry 8830
Blackberry 8820
Blackberry 8800
Blackberry 8707v
Blackberry 8707g
Blackberry 8707
Blackberry 8705g
Blackberry 8703e
Blackberry 8700v
Blackberry 8700r
Blackberry 8700g
Blackberry 8700f
Blackberry 8700c
Blackberry 8700
BlackBerry 8330
Blackberry 8320 Curve
Blackberry 8310 Curve
Blackberry 8300 Curve
Blackberry 8130 Pearl
Blackberry 8120 Pearl
Blackberry 8110 Pearl
Blackberry 8100 Pearl
Blackberry 7780
Blackberry 7750
Blackberry 7730
Blackberry 7520
Blackberry 7510
Blackberry 7290
Blackberry 7280
Blackberry 7270
Blackberry 7250
Blackberry 7230
Blackberry 7210
Blackberry 7130g
Blackberry 7130e
Blackberry 7130c
Blackberry 7130
Blackberry 7105t
Blackberry 7100x
Blackberry 7100v
Blackberry 7100t
Blackberry 7100r
Blackberry 7100i
Blackberry 7100g
Blackberry 7100
Blackberry 6780
Blackberry 6750
Blackberry 6720
Blackberry 6710
Blackberry 6510
Blackberry 6280
Blackberry 6230
Blackberry 6210
Blackberry 5810

1 comments:

tim said...

you say that the 8110 is compatible but when I click on the application loader it says that it doesn't have the blackberry device software for the device you have connected to the computer. I downloaded a software for the 8110 but I guess it doesn't work for some reason. I was trying to add some new games