Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Talk" @ 09:00 AM
After that, it proceeded to install, coming to the point where it says "Scanning for Device". At that point I connected my Zune to this system for the first time, expecting it to be detected and go from there. The device was identified by Vista, and it said the drivers were installed successfully. The Zune software installer, however, didn't acknowledge that it was connected. The Zune is connected to the back of the PC, not through a hub. This is a very stock install of Vista Ultimate with only a handful of third party programs installed: SnagIt, AnyDVD, FolderShare, MediaMonkey, and Flash. That's it. So why would the software have so much trouble? I left it on the "Searching for Device" phase for about 20 minutes, then gave up. When I disconnected the Zune the software gave me a pop-up error message stating "It is not possible to change the sync settings at this time. Please try again later." The software installer then said "TypeError: Invalid procedure call or argument [Hint] GetDevice." Gee, that's user-friendly.
At that point it continued onward and scanned my library. The process was a little slow, but then again it was scanning 15,500 pictures and a little over 15,000 songs. After the process finished I connected my Zune and created a new partnership with the software. Everything went smoothly, and my Zune is loaded up with music now. They still haven't added any sort of "smart sync" based on adding photos taken in the last 30 days for instance, but someday I hope they'll go that route.