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User Topic: Can't get Windows 8 to recognize iPhone4
Jrazz
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DOH!  Posted: 3:58 PM, February 18th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Let's get over how much we dislike the OS, and how much I need to get a new phone.

For now, I need to get the pics off my phone so I can free up some gigs. I'd also like to update my Library, and I can't get iTunes to recognize the device either.

The USB cord is functioning - the phone is charging.

I've gone through my device manager and I can see that I have no Apple Device drivers at all. My computer doesn't even recognize the phone as any type of media device.

I was hoping I could just find and download a USB driver that would get this to translate, but neither Microsoft or Apple are offering any downloads and I don't know who/what to trust other than them.

This suckety sucks. Anyone know how to fix this?


If you can't learn to enjoy your life when you have problems, you may never enjoy it because we'll always have problems. - Joyce Meyer

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TrulyReconciled
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Default  Posted: 4:08 PM, February 18th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It's fairly well known that they don't get along


"In a time of deceit, telling the Truth is a revolutionary act."

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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 4:34 PM, February 18th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I think that was TR's way of saying, "My condolences. You're SOL."

Wish I could help Razzie. Alas I know zilch.


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"What if I fall?" Oh but my darling, what if you fly?


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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 4:53 PM, February 18th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Considering I've spent hours banging my head against the interwebs, I was thinking this was the case.

ConSARN it!


If you can't learn to enjoy your life when you have problems, you may never enjoy it because we'll always have problems. - Joyce Meyer

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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 5:31 PM, February 18th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Did you see this: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4594407 and similar? It's mainly an iphone 5 problem but hits some 4 users.

Is this Windows Me Redux, or is it 8.1? If it's the base crap, go to 8.1 ... or 7. Or Mac

(signed) sisoon, MCSE

[This message edited by sisoon at 5:33 PM, February 18th (Tuesday)]


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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 8:19 PM, February 18th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I read a bunch of those discussions. I gave up after I noticed that people started speaking in tongues after about 10 suggestions.

"Did you try jamming a fork in your left eye while standing on an orange and singing 'La Cucaracha'? "


If you can't learn to enjoy your life when you have problems, you may never enjoy it because we'll always have problems. - Joyce Meyer

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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 8:36 PM, February 18th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I had the same problem recently. This link fixed it for me:
http://www.technipages.com/itunes-fix-iphone-or-ipod-not-detected-in-windows-8

ETA: Make sure your phone is plugged in when you start.

[This message edited by GabyBaby at 8:37 PM, February 18th (Tuesday)]


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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 9:10 PM, February 18th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks Gaby - I took a stab at it but my phone's not even showing up as "unspecified."

Laaaaame. Crazz has a laptop with XP so I think I'm going to have to use that for my music stuff.


If you can't learn to enjoy your life when you have problems, you may never enjoy it because we'll always have problems. - Joyce Meyer

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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 9:15 PM, February 18th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

That bites.


Me - 40s
SorryInSac - WH#2 - 40s. DDay 7/12/14
Married 4, together 7yrs total
Status - R looks possible..

DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids

WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW)
Legally married 18yrs, together 16.5yrs

I edit often for clarity.


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Mama_of_3_Kids
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Default  Posted: 9:40 PM, February 18th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I had the same problem the other day. After time 2,482 it mysteriously recognized the phone Curses to you, Win8!


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TrulyReconciled
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Default  Posted: 9:34 AM, February 19th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

"My condolences. You're SOL."


"In a time of deceit, telling the Truth is a revolutionary act."

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ProbableIceCream
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Default  Posted: 1:28 PM, February 19th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have Windows 8.1 and an iphone 4s. The only notable thing is that, with iOS 7, you need to tell the phone it's okay to connect to the computer (unlock it first, plug it in, and then say 'yes' when the phone asks--i believe you have to do this every time); also, iOS 7 required an iTunes update.


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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 4:51 PM, February 19th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I got the laptop to do what I told it to do. I'm going to take a break from this hullabaloo and come back to it when I don't feel like hurling any of my devices over the balcony.

Much thanks to you all for your suggestions and support. WAY more helpful than Apple or Microsoft!


If you can't learn to enjoy your life when you have problems, you may never enjoy it because we'll always have problems. - Joyce Meyer

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