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    1. I have had a 700p and blackberry for the last few months, and think this is the answer to my prayers. Question is, if I sync it everyday and always have my comp with me on vacation, etc, so is there any reason to have a backup program on my phone? I mean, if my phone dies, and ins replaces it, I just plug it into my mac and hit sync and it becomes the same as my old phone, right?

    2. If I install programs to try them out, do I just hit remove program and it uninstalls them? Or do I need a program to uninstall files?

    Do you guys use registry cleaners, and cache cleaning programs to keep it running well?

    I am just trying to make sure I have all the software ready to keep this bad boy optimized and working well. I had a 700w for a few weeks and got rid of it, but don't remember all the stuff I did to it, etc...and between the palm, BB, and palm W, I have confused which needs which things done LOL

    Thanks guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ero2 View Post
    1. I have had a 700p and blackberry for the last few months, and think this is the answer to my prayers. Question is, if I sync it everyday and always have my comp with me on vacation, etc, so is there any reason to have a backup program on my phone? I mean, if my phone dies, and ins replaces it, I just plug it into my mac and hit sync and it becomes the same as my old phone, right?

    2. If I install programs to try them out, do I just hit remove program and it uninstalls them? Or do I need a program to uninstall files?

    Do you guys use registry cleaners, and cache cleaning programs to keep it running well?

    I am just trying to make sure I have all the software ready to keep this bad boy optimized and working well. I had a 700w for a few weeks and got rid of it, but don't remember all the stuff I did to it, etc...and between the palm, BB, and palm W, I have confused which needs which things done LOL

    Thanks guys!
    1. the wx comes with Sprite backup program, found on the CD. You can do full backups to your SD card. No worries. It is more comforting to me to use any program other than ActiveSync to backup my treo.

    2. Good question, I know there are uninstall programs that can get rid of ghost files, orphan files etc... Maybe someone here can recommend one.

    The only program I have that manages space is space reclaimer I purchased a while back for my 6700. It works great but cuts off some of the info on a small treo screen, you will know what I mean if you try it. As for registry cleaners I'd like to know what other people have used as well...

    -Oly
    -Proud Treo 750V (UMTS), 700WX (EVDO) and PPC-6700 (EVDO) owner on the go...

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    Do you guys use registry cleaners, and cache cleaning programs to keep it running well?
    Absolutely.

    I highly recommend either SKTools or MemMaid.

    SKTools at this point does more including optimizing for performance vs. stability, customization as well as registry, notification and temp file cleaning. SKTools can also remove double appointments, contacts and other PIM info.

    Personally, I use both as I tend to notice that sometimes they each find something unique, but really only one or the other is needed.

    These programs are really great at deleting remnants of uninstalled programs and dead registry entries as well as bad shortcuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malatesta View Post
    Absolutely.

    I highly recommend either SKTools or MemMaid.

    SKTools at this point does more including optimizing for performance vs. stability, customization as well as registry, notification and temp file cleaning. SKTools can also remove double appointments, contacts and other PIM info.

    Personally, I use both as I tend to notice that sometimes they each find something unique, but really only one or the other is needed.

    These programs are really great at deleting remnants of uninstalled programs and dead registry entries as well as bad shortcuts.
    Thanks for the recommendations... You got me hooked on PhoneAlarm! I'm sure I will like SKTools as well...
    -Proud Treo 750V (UMTS), 700WX (EVDO) and PPC-6700 (EVDO) owner on the go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malatesta View Post
    Absolutely.

    I highly recommend either SKTools
    LOL...what is the difference between the VGA and QVGA version? The better question is which one should be installed on the Treo700wx? Or does it even matter?

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    actually, it does matter: you want QVGA (SKTools 3.0.60 (WM5 QVGA) zipped CAB file).

    VGA resolution would be 480x480 or 480x640, ours is only 240x240.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malatesta View Post
    actually, it does matter: you want QVGA (SKTools 3.0.60 (WM5 QVGA) zipped CAB file).

    VGA resolution would be 480x480 or 480x640, ours is only 240x240.
    Once again Malatesta:

    You Da Man!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ero2 View Post
    1. I have had a 700p and blackberry for the last few months, and think this is the answer to my prayers. Question is, if I sync it everyday and always have my comp with me on vacation, etc, so is there any reason to have a backup program on my phone? I mean, if my phone dies, and ins replaces it, I just plug it into my mac and hit sync and it becomes the same as my old phone, right?

    2. If I install programs to try them out, do I just hit remove program and it uninstalls them? Or do I need a program to uninstall files?

    Do you guys use registry cleaners, and cache cleaning programs to keep it running well?

    I am just trying to make sure I have all the software ready to keep this bad boy optimized and working well. I had a 700w for a few weeks and got rid of it, but don't remember all the stuff I did to it, etc...and between the palm, BB, and palm W, I have confused which needs which things done LOL

    Thanks guys!

    I use an exchange server that is backed up daily. I don't see ANY reason to use a backup program on my 700wx. As you stated, your laptop is up to date. As long as everything is backed up somewhere down the line, I'm happy.

    Removing programs from the Treo seems pretty clean. I either remove them from the phone directly, or on my computer. Both have worked successfully. If they don't work, you can always do a hard reset and re-sync.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ero2 View Post
    1. I have had a 700p and blackberry for the last few months, and think this is the answer to my prayers. Question is, if I sync it everyday and always have my comp with me on vacation, etc, so is there any reason to have a backup program on my phone? I mean, if my phone dies, and ins replaces it, I just plug it into my mac and hit sync and it becomes the same as my old phone, right?
    Oh I should clarify:

    On Palm OS, you just re-sync and everything (programs, email, configs, etc) are all put back on--in that sense, Palm OS actually backsup via the Hotsync.

    This is NOT the case with Wm5. Yes, the installation for the programs are left on your computer but their configuration is not backedup!

    If you use Exchange, yes you can backup up your PIM data or it will be stored in Outlook on your computer.

    This NOT the same though as a full-restore. There is NO backup program built in to ActiveSync (via your computer) as that was removed with the 4.0 series and WM5. If you were to loose the device or hard-reset, you would literally have to reinstall all your programs, enter the registration codes, configure your today screen and plugins, organize your start menu...everything.

    This is why many of us use SPBBackup or Sprite Backup 5.1. The latter, incidently, is FREE to Palm 700wx owners. It comes on your CD or you can download directly from Palm, so there is NO excuse not to have a backup.

    Let me stress: I recommend highly that everyone use a backup program with WM5 in case you install a bad program, make a bad registry change or replace your phone. It is quick, painless and free to do this and you'll be glad you did.

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    This week at work we just moved to new server backup software and one of the key things the company talked about was no one really "cares" about backup software it's the restore everyone cares about. Backups are probably the most important thing you can do for peace of mind, after that first time you have to restore you'll understand why it's so important
    Jimmie Geddes
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    I've used Sprite a few times already, and it's GREAT. The greaa thing about Windows Mobile I am liking is the tweaking using a registry editor, but I have done some "tweaks" that need to be undone, and the best way is a restore. So listen to Malatesta, backup!!
    Jimmie Geddes
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    I just had my first experience using Sprite Backup to restore my phone. I just received a replacement 700wx (my previous WX had the up and center Dpad buttons not clicking distinctively), and I just popped in my sd card into the new phone, used file explorer to get to the sprite backup file, and it restored to new phone within 10 minutes. Didn't have to install Sprite Backup from the CD to do this. It was definately a breeze. The only thing it did NOT restore was my Pocket Outlook emails and settings. I assume there's some setting that I missed in setting up Sprite Backup, I just went with the default settings. Just a heads up for everyone out there!
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    Case in point. This is on a 650 but the lesson still applies.
    I blew out the memory of my phone when downloading email. The phone was in a endless reboot cycle and the only way to stop it was to pull the battery. I hard reset the phone then restored everything except actual email using Blue Nomads Backup Buddy VFS. EVERYTHING was restored. The whole process took about 15 minutes....Then I got out of bed for the morning.

    BOTTOM LINE - backup program - PRICELESS.
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    so, I am on a mac, so I use file extractor to extract the cab files from the .exe files. Problem is, there are 2 cab files for sprite backup and neither one wants to install, any thoughts on this? I don't have a pc, so...

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