Installing Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) on Windows 8, 10

Even though Microsoft no longer supports WMDC you can install the software on Windows 8 or 10 to communicate with the remote barcode devices.


1. Download WMDC for 32-bit or 64-bit based on the version of Windows installed:

If the installation stops or fails look at the troubleshooting links below.

2. Change the service account WMDC is running as.  See the details DATALOGIC – WINDOWS MOBILE DEVICE CENTER ISSUE:

  • Click on “START”
  • Type “SERVICES”
  • Select “Windows Mobile 2003 based device connectivity”
  • Turn OFF the service
  • Right click on “Windows Mobile 2003 based device connectivity” and select Properties
  • Under the “Log On” tab, select “Local system account” 
  • Start the service back up