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Velo 1 upgrade CE1 to CE2

fantablium Page Icon Posted 2022-01-18 4:23 PM
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Hello all,

I am trying to upgrade a Velo 1 running CE 1 to CE 2. I have done a fresh install of windows 95 and office 95 on my lifebook 540D from 1996. I can get the Velo to connect to Windows Services 1 with no issue but when I try to connect it to Services 2.1 (that came with the upgrade) it tells me that the device is incompatible.

Because of this I cannot compete the CAB installation to upgrade to CE2 and CE1 doesn't allow onboard CAB install - I already tried.

Is there a Windows Services 2? Is it just 2.1 that is incompatible?

Hope someone can help.
Huw
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2022-01-18 5:44 PM
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Hi Fantablium,

I'm afraid that the ROM update is a chip swap, not a re-flash. Devices of that age didn't have flash ROM. CE Service 2.x is just the old name for ActiveSync. You can use ActiveSync 3.8 instead of it (and should because it is better). However ActiveSync will not work with CE 1.0x. Only H/PC Explorer works with CE 1.0x.

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fantablium Page Icon Posted 2022-01-19 3:42 PM
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Hi C:Amie,

So it seems I simply missed a step! I have the CE2 ROM card and the 8Mb Ram card but as part of the installation once the cards are installed and without batteries in the device you need to connect it to the mains adapter and turn it on then disconnect it and put the batteries in.

Without doing this weird power dance the device will not recognise the new ROM so it boots to CE1. No idea why this works but it does.

Thanks for the response though!
Huw
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2022-01-19 4:03 PM
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Glad you got it sorted
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