What's this? I was so happy that the zune software runs on my win2008 laptop, and now the new version refuses to install? bah!
Notice something strange - the "supported" only quotes 32bit operating systems, even though I downloaded and (tried to) installed the 64bit version.
It seems that Microsoft has the same problem that the software vendors have with supporting commercial software on servers.
It looks like I am doing a lot of hacking lately...like my hack to install the solution generator on 64bit machines, resolve this issue is done in a similar manner.
One caveat though -you have to uninstall the old Zune software before starting. In my case the settings were saved, but I do not gaurantee that will be the case for you.
- Download the zune v3 software from Microsoft, either 32bit or 64bit version - depends on what you are running.
- Using a decompressor like 7-zip, extract the file (right click the file, and choose extract to...)
- Go into the folder. It should have a sub folder called "Packages" and in there a file called "Zune-x64.msi" (I don't know what the 32bit one is called)
- Double click on that file. The installer may take a while, and at the end you have zune v3 installed on win 2008! (I didnt try to synch yet though - but it is playing music)
Another update - I tried upgrading the device and it failed. It only worked when I did it from my vista machine. So I guess this workaround isnt all that great - and comments below say that connecting to the market place also doesnt work (I cant comment on that because I do not live in the USA and dont have access to the market place)