Ok I will try to do this in as plain and simple English as I can.
Also sorry if I take long ways to get some where in Vista I do not know the software too well yet.
First off just for information purposes I am running a copy of Windows Vista Home Premium. I am not sure that this matters but I have not tried this method on any other version.
Here is a list of things you will need.
1. Vista enabled computer
2. Blackberry (mine is an 8100)
3. Desktop Manager (select Blackberry Desktop Software v4.2 Service Pack 1 on the drop down list) https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...93E4F3BB068C22
4. USB cable for your Blackberry
5. Switch your control panel to classic view
6. Disable the User Account Control (UAC) as follows
Start > Control Panel > Windows Security Center > Click Other Security Settings > Click Turn off now under the UAC section
Proceed to remove any previous versions of Desktop Manager you can do so by following the following steps.
Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > right click the item > select uninstall/change > complete Uninstall
I also deleted the *Research In Motion* folder under program files
(assuming you used the default directory) As well as under common files Access the folders as follows
Start > Computer > local disk C: > Program Files > right click the *Research In Motion* folder and click delete
Start > Computer > local disk C: > Common Files > right click the *Research In Motion* folder and click delete
Install Blackberry Desktop Software v4.2 Service Pack 1 (linked up top)
Save the File somewhere that you remember and can easily access (Such as your desktop) Install as Follows.
Right click on the file Select -Run as administrator-
(Do this step EVEN IF you are logged in under an administrator account)
The install will begin by extracting the Blackberry Desktop software. I just kept all of the default settings.
(note that the install took longer than a normal install should and I tried a few times to makes sure it did it every time. Just be patient even if it seems like it is frozen on the extraction window just wait it out. One install took 5 plus minutes to install.)
Let the Blackberry Install and then open the Blackberry Desktop Software
Install the Modem
Start > Network > Network and Sharing Center > Set up a connection or network (under the tasks section on the left) > Setup up a dial-up connection > next > Standard Modem
This should put you into the Set up a dial-up connection window. Use the following settings
Dial-up phone number: *99#
User name: (Leave This Blank)
Password: (Leave This Blank)
Connection name: Blackberry
Click Set up the connection anyway
If there are any windows still open close them.
Start > Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options > Click Modem Tab > Standard Modem > Properties > Advanced Tab > in the Extra initialization commands: enter
at+cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com" > Click ok
CONNECT!! (Well we hope)
Start > Connect to > Double Click on the connection Blackberry
Now you should be up and running.
If you have problems or questions please feel free to pm me or get me on messenger.
Also this is my first how to guide so if there are formating problems or anything please let me know and I will edit the post.