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Re: [IP] Uploading Dexcom Data



John, those are three very good choices.  I may actually ask my nephew
about getting me a cheap laptop used or he might even have an old one that
he's not using.  Thanks for the help, Susan


On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:20 AM, John H <email @ redacted> wrote:

>  Well, it was a long shot. Somehow the Dexcom drivers do not work in a
> virtual
> machine.
> (Beyond my technical skill)
> I have searched on the net for an answer, but so far haven't found one.
>
> As I see it, you have 2 choices.
>
>  1. Wait for a Windows 8 version of the Dexcom software. While you are
> doing
> this, call Dexcom weekly and ask when it will be available. Start a
> movement!
> 2.  Downgrade your machine to Win 7
>
> Wait, it's the Spanish Inquisition I have 3 choices.
>
>  3. Obtain a really cheap used PC. I would strongly recommend a laptop so
> it
> doesn't take up much space.
>  An old netbook might work. Look on Craig's list or ebay, or maybe your
> nephew
> can find something You might be able to get one for less than $200.
> I just saw one in Boston for  $100.
> Seems like a lot to spend to me too, but I  figured I'd throw it out there.
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Susan Lane <email @ redacted>
> To: ip <email @ redacted>
> Cc:
> Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 5:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [IP] Uploading Dexcom Data
>
> John, I just had my computer genious nephew do what you said and after
> going through all of that work, it still wouldn't download.  If you've
> succeeded in doing this procedure with your Dexcom, could you please let me
> know and maybe my nephew can get in touch with you and you can tell him
> what he needs to do differently.  I appreciate it, Susan
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 5:14 AM, John H <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> > Ah, the joys of waiting for software updates.
> >
> > Windows 7 for sure, and windows 8 probably have this feature called
> Virtual
> > PC.  It requires a certain level of hardware and software  (i.e., not all
> > Versions of Win 7 work with it)
> >
> > Using this, you can install a Windows XP virtual machine inside your
> > Windows 8
> > system
> >
> > It's a pain and it may not work  (Dexcom Studio did NOT work in a Vrtual
> > machine on the Mac)
> > By the way, I have one program on my Mac that is an XP only program that
> > runs
> > inside an XP virtual machine, inside a Win 7 virtual machine.
> > It does work, but I would
> o "downgrade" your machine to Win 7.  You
> > would probably have to reinstall all your applications.
> >
> >
> > Good luck, and what happened to your old PC that your nephew talked you
> out
> > of?
> >
> > John
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> >  From: Susan Lane <email @ redacted>
> > To: ip <email @ redacted>
> > Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2013 10:21 PM
> > Subject: Re: [IP] Uploading Dexcom Data
> >
> > I downloaded the Dexcom system onto my computer and nothing.  So, after
> > messing around and getting totally frustrated, I finally called tech
> > support.  And guess what?  It doesn't work with Windows 8.  They are
> trying
> > to get the problem fixed, but so far they're not compatible.  That's
> what I
> > get for letting my computer savvy nephew talk me into getting a new
> > computer.  Now I'm frustrated because I seem to be trending high in the
> > morning and I can't download the charts to compare the last few weeks.
>  I'm
> > thinking of asking a friend if I can download the system onto their
> > computer and just going over there when I need to.  Bummer.  Susan
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 6:16 PM, Jan Chait <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> > > I plugged my G4 into the cable provided by Dexcom and it automagically
> > did
> > > its thing. Are you using the Dexcom cable? Are you sure it's plugged in
> > > okay? People have been having problems with the connection where the
> > cable
> > > plugs into the receiver. Some have to try multiple times.
> > >
> > > Jan and Elvis
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: email @ redacted
> > > [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Kay Finch
> > > Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2013 8:58 PM
> > > To: email @ redacted
> > > Subject: [IP] Uploading Dexcom Data
> > >
> > >  I installed the Dexcom software on my computer, but I can't tell how
> to
> > > get
> > > the
> > > data from the device onto the computer. My Dexcom trainer said I should
> > > just
> > > plug it in and the program would recognize that it's there, but that's
> > not
> > > happening for me. Any have helpful hints on how th
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