how does this work in windows vista and windows 7

  • Asked by Billy C from Picton
  • Feb 6, 2010
QA Apple Time Capsule

QA Apple Time Capsule

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  • Best Answer:

    Aside from the router functions, which are terrific, Time Capsule's storage doesn't work very well with Windows 7. The connection to the drive gets dropped constantly. I'm hoping that there will be a firmware update immediately that gets the two to play nice (at least before I run out of time and have to return it).

    Apple's system requirements say that it works with Vista and XP, but I wish it was more explicit in stating that Windows 7 is not truly compatible. According to forums, solutions include turning off Windows Search (a key feature that I use daily) and making registry edits. I don't want to go down either path.

    It works great if you only have Macs, by the way.

    • Answered by Eric Y from Arcadia
    • Feb 7, 2010