6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2011 3:33 AM by CindiS
CindiS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    for now yea lost all pic and music

  • CindiS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm sorry to hear that you lost all your pictures and music. Maybe an employee at an Apple Store can help you to to get them back. Good luck to you.

  • LoneHusky Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    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.

  • CindiS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Very Much!  I Appreciate Your Help!

  • iorganutan Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    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 me.com 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 me.com addresses here:  http://xlii.be/s/1ii


    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!

  • CindiS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your help! I may try that method, but I am a little afraid it might cause my PC to freeze up. My PC is almost 6 years old now and tends to freeze up a lot.

    Thanks Very Much!