Ovi Suite – Syncing Smoothly in Windows 7

One issue I’ve had running Windows 7 was Nokia’s PC Suite refuses to install due to some privilege issues.  I’ve tried a few tricks and it seems it’s just going to fail.  The good news is that Ovi Suite installs just fine (except for Nokia Music  which I will have to try separately in compatibility mode) and brings a sleek UI and connections to the Ovi.com portal.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that my E71 was also able to connect even though it is not listed as a supported device.  The E71 will actually only sync PIM data for the moment though … no media sync through Ovi Suite until it’s eventually supported (right Nokia??).

The real benefit though is that I now have a simple way to connect to my phone for a data connection which is something I do daily during my commute.  I know there are other options but prefer DUN over Joikuspot or Walking Hotspot for a 2 device connection as the connection seems to just work better.

As you can see in the image above, my N79 is syncing while I’m typing this.  I’ll give the rest of the suite a whirl over the next few days, but having this working is a big bonus running Windows 7!

14 comments for “Ovi Suite – Syncing Smoothly in Windows 7

  1. 1/15/2009 at 7:07 pm

    Yeah, Ovi Suite is really nice if you’re more multimedia-focused and not
    really into the PIM syncing, etc. This *should* work on the other stuff,
    though, like Nokia Photos, Nokia Music Client, etc.

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  2. 1/15/2009 at 2:56 pm
  3. 1/15/2009 at 3:05 pm

    Nice work!! I had not tried that fix option, but had tried installing as admin as well as in compatibility mode. Damn Windows … I actually like Ovi Suite now that I'm using it, but do miss the communications center from PC Suite 7.1

  4. 1/15/2009 at 3:15 pm

    the only app that failed to install in the Ovi Suite (I checked off all the boxes) was Nokia Music and I have not gone back to try in compatibility mode yet.

  5. Azazel
    1/24/2009 at 1:38 am

    Hi,

    If wanting to get PC Suite & Nokia Software Updater to work I followed this guys instructions and got them working with Win7 no worries: http://discussions.nokia.co.uk/discussions/boar

    Cheers
    Az

  6. Mark
    7/9/2009 at 2:33 pm

    Can't seem to download nokia maps new version 3.0 Any ideas?

  7. quaid
    11/10/2009 at 1:20 am

    I Tried to install Nokia OVI Suite on my Windows 7 which came with my Nokia 5800 Xpress Musik, it installed without any errors except Nokia Music, then i just went to the folders of software in the CD and tried to instal Nokia Music, the first time it failed to install, but Windows 7 recognized the error and made it compatible according to the recommendations and now even Nokia Music is working Absolutely fine,,,

  8. quaid
    11/10/2009 at 6:20 am

    I Tried to install Nokia OVI Suite on my Windows 7 which came with my Nokia 5800 Xpress Musik, it installed without any errors except Nokia Music, then i just went to the folders of software in the CD and tried to instal Nokia Music, the first time it failed to install, but Windows 7 recognized the error and made it compatible according to the recommendations and now even Nokia Music is working Absolutely fine,,,

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