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tstockma
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Registered: ‎12-31-2012
My Device: RIM 8320

Blackberry Desktop - how to find download for v4.5?

I recently had to rebuild my desktop machine, I have used v4.5 for a long, long time on my old 8320.  I've searched Blackberry's web site for the old desktop software - the download section lists only the newer versions, it even has a link to find old versions, but that link doesn't actually deliver  old versions that I can find. 

 

Anybody have a link to the v4.5 desktop?  (I need the old version, I run backups of my phone on the old Windows 2000 machine, which newer Desktop versions don't run on.)

 

Thanks for any help?

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Wolf359
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Registered: ‎12-29-2011
My Device: Z30 / Playbook

Re: Blackberry Desktop - how to find download for v4.5?

Windows 2000 support was ended by Microsoft July 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/?sort=PN&alpha=Windows+2000&Filter=FilterNO

 

Can you get Windows XP?  The current version of the desktop manager supports XP Service pack 3.

http://us.blackberry.com/software/desktop/desktop-pc/system-requirements.html

 

 

 

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tstockma
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Registered: ‎12-31-2012
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Re: Blackberry Desktop - how to find download for v4.5?

Thanks, I'll explore options.  My main preference is to use the W2K box for this phone, I have a collection of backup files & a desktop Contact manager that interacts with them, all tied to the oldW2K system (yep I know support is long ended from M$).   A guy on crackberry suggests filecrop.com to find vers 4.5, they don't have it exactly but do have some that are close. 

 

Not sure yet what course I'll take, potentially I'll try to put the current desktop manager on my Windows 2007 machine and see if it will talk to this old phone.  I'm a strong believer in the "do no harm" philosophy, and I don't like mixing the latest desktop manager with the old phone OS - would hate to see the desktop automagically push a new version & break the phone.

 

Why wouldn't RIM just leave older versions available?  Never mind, lots of people question RIM's decisions these days...I'm probably just one more rat about to leave a sinking ship.

 

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Registered: ‎01-14-2009
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Re: Blackberry Desktop - how to find download for v4.5?

Do you still have the CD that came with your Curve? If so, the BlackBerry Desktop Manager is available on there. Alternately, you can try here:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/rim-software/253387-archived-rim-desktop-software.html

There are some older versions listed there that may handle your needs. Please be aware though, as those are not directly provided by RIM, install at your own risk.

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Re: Blackberry Desktop - how to find download for v4.5?

I have not heard of those files not being legit. Been a member there for a while.

 




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Re: Blackberry Desktop - how to find download for v4.5?

Those downloads are legit, I put them there. Unofficial.downloads, but legit files for sure.

And for the record, RIM hasn't abandoned their customers. Like any software developer, they offer upgrades. Besides, you have via this site and the kind folks above, found exactly what you need. :smileywink:




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Re: Blackberry Desktop - how to find download for v4.5?

I didn't mean to say the files aren't legit, but rather since they don't come direct from RIM, there is no official support for them. If there are problems with the install, etc, you won't be able to get assistance (rather, you'll be told to upgrade to the most recent version of the Desktop Software).

That said though, people should also always use caution when downloading files from other sites on the internet. Sure, these files were uploaded by a legitimate user (JSanders), but you always need to use caution when downloading files from unofficial sites online, especially when searching sites like filecrop.com.

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JSanders
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Re: Blackberry Desktop - how to find download for v4.5?

My comment was only to reassure the user.  




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