Originally Posted by Dubdub
If you have DM installed and the device is connected via a powered USB port, directly on the laptop or PC, not via a HUB.
I don't think you need to have DM installed for it to charge.
I don't have DM installed on my work computer and my BB charges when I plug it in to a powered USB port.
Edit: When I first plugged it in to my work computer, Windows XP installed a Blackberry device driver that came with XP. So I think the device driver is all you need.