I got a new PC and my 700w had been running perfectly. Being familiar with Active Sync from years past, I avoided using active sync on my old PC except for back up purposes. The 700w can install most apps wirelessly so I never used active sync for that purpose. Then, Palm updates this thing with that hideous 35 MB zip file that requires active sync to install on the 700w. Notsurprisingly, active sync will not work (as usual) on my new PC, and Palm provides no other way of updating the 700w. My problem with active sync is that it attempts to connect (via usb) to the Palm, but never does so successfully. I have tried all of the suggestions I read online (disable anti-virus etc.) and nothing has worked.

Any suggestions?

Does anyone know whether the updater will work if you copy the cab file to the palm and run it?