09-16-2013 06:18 PM - edited 09-16-2013 06:19 PM
Prior to getting Win8 I was having difficulty getting Link to back up my phone. Now that I have Win8, LINK is even worse. It crashed the PC & brings up a BSOD with a message about some watch dog violoation thing......... I should add, it does this only when I plug in my phone. Otherwise, I can open Link & it's OK. But if I can't plug in my phone to back up, then what good is LINK? That's right! NO GOOD.
Is there ANYONE who has Link working on WIN8?
Any suggestions on how I get this to work?
(by the way: Win8 is pretty horrid if anyone is considering getting it... Don't say you haven't been warned)
09-16-2013 07:12 PM
Well, here's one thing I found (not sure why I hadn't found it previously)
In Settings there is a BlackBerry Link which seems to be ON. When I turned it OFF, I was at least able to FINALLY connect to my BB as though it were a usb. Finally figured that out!
I have yet to see if it affects using LINK because I don't want to open Link back up & crash my PC AGAIN.....but..... I WILL test it... eventually. Just have other things to do ATM than waste more HRS on this stupid cell phone
09-19-2013 07:12 PM
09-20-2013 06:25 AM
Using Win 8 Pro with Media Centre; Z10 running 10.1.0.4200 and Link version 188.8.131.52.
I've just done my first backup after upgrading the Link software and everything went fine. I have had the odd occurence of Backups failing in the past, (which I suspect was caused by device password issues), but this one went without a hitch.
My previous big gripe with Link was over it not seeing my music in WMP; however, after having to do a clean install of Win 8 on my PC (not BB related), Link has worked perfectly and the new version also seems to be working without any issues.