yes. i loaded windows 7. i had the pre-release on my pc for awhile and had no effect on my phone though. but that don't mean something wasn't changed between the pre-release and the official version.
your phone seems to be working though. as you can charge yours and have it recognized on pc. i didn't have that luck. i ended up with a replacement phone. sprint said the port was broken but i don't see any difference between the two phones. but i have a working phone now.
the software was crappy though. as it took 2 hours AFTER a battery pull before the phone would work. i've reloaded the software to something more current. ALL IS WELL NOW.
the software version you are running is crappy. 4.5.175 is the latest i think that works better. there is software version 5.0 that would be the preferable choice though. MAJOR OVERHAUL and much better software. and the procedure is REALLY REALLY easy.
somewhere on 2 sights i have posted the instructions to make the procedure as quick as possible. although, i wouldn't do a backup from 4.5. everything is going to be different and you could end up with glitches. START OFF FROM SCRATCH. you'll love it.
if your interested. here is the link on how to do the procedure. and i'll guide you to the best software to install. so don't be afraid to give a holler. Nathanix Blackberry Resource • View topic - UPDATED: Nathanix 8330 5.0 Hybrid V.8.2.5