Migrating Data from Palm Desktop to Microsoft Windows
If you used a Palm Operating System (OS) based device before purchasing the HP iPAQ, you need to
migrate the data from the Palm Desktop software to Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0.
To migrate data from Palm Desktop to Windows Mobile 5.0:
If you do not already have Microsoft Outlook 98 or higher installed on the personal computer, follow
the on-screen instructions to install Outlook 2002 from the Getting Started CD.
Insert the Companion CD that came with the Palm unit into the personal computer's CD-ROM drive.
From the Discover Your Handheld screen, select Change your synchronization method, and
then select either Use Palm Desktop to manage calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes or Use
Microsoft Outlook to manage calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes. Alternatively, you may
reinstall the Palm Desktop software. During the configuration process, select Synchronize your
handheld with Microsoft Outlook and Palm Desktop software.
with the Palm Desktop software. If you need to change the settings, open Microsoft Outlook,
then click Tools > Options > Other tab and check the Make Outlook the default program
for E-mail, Contacts, and Calendar check box. Click Apply > OK, and then restart the
Use the HotSync software located on the Companion CD that came with the Palm unit to
synchronize the Palm information with Outlook. Refer to the instructions that came with the Palm
unit for help installing or using HotSync.
When Outlook is synchronized with the Palm device, uninstall HotSync from the personal computer.
Click Start > Control Panel > double-click Add or Remove Programs. Select Palm, then click
Remove. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Insert the Getting Started CD into the personal computer's CD-ROM drive and follow the on-screen
instructions to install ActiveSync on the personal computer and create a partnership between the
HP iPAQ and the personal computer.
Microsoft Outlook must be set as the default e-mail program to properly synchronize
Migrating Data from Palm Desktop to Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0