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How can I make Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) run on a computer with a Windows 10 Operating System?

Answer

Here is the most current suggest workflows to fix the Windows 10 and Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) Connection Issues

 

New Windows 10 machine

          Install the latest Windows Updates from Microsoft (1803 as of August 2018)

          Check the USB to PC status on the Mobile Device

o   Power on the Windows Mobile Device (Geos, TCS3, etc)

o   On the mobile device, go into start/settings/connections. 

o   Choose USB to PC icon. 

 

 

 

o   Uncheck the box next to “Enable advanced network functionality” and click on OK

 

 

 

          Connect the Mobile Device to the PC

o   Let it install the drivers and WMDC

o   If the device will not connect, then run this Registry exe as an Admin

o   If that doesn’t work, then try this suggestions https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/93efdeb2-b417-476a-9252-689375163c4d/unable-to-install-windows-mobile-device-center-on-windows-10-v-1709?forum=windowsmobiledev

 

 

Windows 10 with existing installation of WMDC

          Uninstall Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC)

          Install the latest Windows Updates from Microsoft

          Check the USB to PC status on the Mobile Device

o   Power on the Windows Mobile Device (Geos, TCS3, etc)

o   On the mobile device, go into start/settings/connections. 

o   Choose USB to PC icon

o   Uncheck the box next to “Enable advanced network functionality” and click on OK

 

          Plug in the Windows Mobile Device (Geos, TCS3, etc)

          Let it install the drivers and WMDC

o   If the device will not connect, then run this Registry exe as an Admin (right click and choose run as admin)

o   If that doesn’t work, then try this suggestions https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/93efdeb2-b417-476a-9252-689375163c4d/unable-to-install-windows-mobile-device-center-on-windows-10-v-1709?forum=windowsmobiledev

 

 

If you are still having problems then please visit these support notes:

 

          Windows Moible Device Center Connection Issues Support Note

          Geo7X Handheld:  Tips for connecting to the Windows Mobile Device Center Support Note

 

 

Or if you don’t want to mess with Windows Mobile Device Center, then they can use some other options

 

          Store data to an SD card, use Data Transfer GIS folder Option (Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNuwdKMD1bc)

          Use the Geo7X USB Switcher app, then use Data Transfer GIS folder Option

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