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iCloud  and Windows XP

2231 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2011 3:33 AM by CindiS RSS
CindiS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 13, 2011 5:39 PM

I have Windows XP on my PC and a iPhone 3GS with iOS5. Should I avoid using iCloud entirely?



iPhone 3GS, iOS 4.3.2
  • antoun Calculating status...
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    Oct 14, 2011 2:18 PM (in response to CindiS)

    for now yea lost all pic and music

  • LoneHusky Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2011 11:02 AM (in response to CindiS)

    From what I read you won't be able to use iCloud on Windows XP, have to use Windows Vista or 7 in order to install iCloud.

    iPhone 3 GS should work with iCloud but again will not be able to get full benefits from it until you upgrade to Win 7 on your computer or have a Mac.

  • iorganutan Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Nov 16, 2011 7:18 PM (in response to CindiS)

    You can actually get iCloud control panel to work on Windows XP with a little hack, that'll give you synced access to Contacts, Calenders, Reminders and Bookmarks. It also can be used to set up your mail. Photostream doesn't work though.


    I found a solution here, have written it up in clearer english and added details re IMAP support for addresses here:


    In summary:


    iTunes 5.10
    Unpacking program e.g. 7-Zip or WinRar
    Orca MSI editor

    The iCloud setup hack for Windows XP:

    1. Download iCloud Control Panel for Windows.
    2. Open iCloudSetup.exe file with WinRar or 7-Zip and extract.
    3. Navigate to and open the iCloud.msi or iCloud64.msi (for 64bit systems) with Orca.
    4. In the left table select LaunchCondition. Then change in the right table “VersionNT> = 600” to “VersionNT> = 200” and Save.
    5. Run modified iCloud.msi and install.
    6. Run iCloud Control Panel, located in the Windows Control Panel, and set up as you want.


    Have fun!


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