Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 01:48 UTC
Windows This intrigued me. I decided to see what would happen if you plug a Windows Phone 7.5 device - my HTC HD7 in this case - into a Windows 8 machine (the release preview). The answer? Nothing happens. If you combine Microsoft's prime desktop operating system and prime mobile offering, nothing happens. No dialogs, no sync options, no check for updates, no backups, no audio/video transfer, not even a mount or a dialog to download Zune. They've got only a few months to address this.
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RE: Comment by stabbyjones
by WereCatf on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 12:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Windows 7 searches for drivers for a freakin' USB mouse, what did you expect?


Not all USB-mice are made from the same mold, some of them include features the rest don't. As such it actually *does* make sense to search if there is a driver available for it that allows one to use these features.

That is to say, yes, I actually expect Windows to search for drivers for a "freakin' USB mouse" and then use the default ones if there are no advanced drivers available.

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RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones
by sbenitezb on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 19:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by stabbyjones"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

Yeah, but it would be nice if it actually found anything at all. Never happened to me.

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