I've been doing a little research...
Does this help?
I have a Palm Zire 71 that I have had for at least 5 years. I know when I got it I was running XP at best and maybe 98 on my computer. Other than doing the occasional updates on the handheld the biggest things is to all the upgrades to Palm desktop online. When I got my new laptop it came with Vista. I haven't had much trouble with it. I do however load the caches from GSAK directly to the card through the card reader. It's faster and I've had no trouble there. Now if you have no card in your Palm or a card reader in your computer then this won't help of course. Good luck.
I'm up and running!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for all your help.
Well it was almost that simple.... Definitely operator error!!!
I installed the palm software shortly after getting it (x-mas) and did not touch it again till a couple of days ago when I downloaded Cachemate and GSAK.
So I started thinking about when I installed the palm software.....something was missing.....I remembered - When the install was complete it promped me to update from the internet. Guess what I never did? So I went to the palm website and downloaded all availible updates and whatda know....it works great!
So, I definately feel like a fool, but a least it was an easy fix. Thanks again for you time, although I feel as though I may have wasted it. Sorry.
I am constantly loosing activation codes and passwords. That brings me to a point here - don't forget to write down your activation information for Cachemate and GSAK (although you can get it back from them) - it's much easier if you have it when you are trying to get things installed on a new PC, laptop or netbook.
Have fun with your paperless journey!