What kinds of problems are you having with Kies Mini? There have been some people that had issue with 64 bit, Windows 7 PCs but I did not have a problem.
If you search for Froyo and Kies Mini, you might find someone with the same problem, and a solution.
When i tried kies mini it wouldnt even detect my phone.
my other post:
"I made the bad decision of reinstalling kies because i kept getting error messages.
After reinstalling Kies when i hook my phone up via USB kies says "connecting" and then says "please connect a device" then back to "connecting" and then it times out and says please reconnect the device.
While i am attemting to connect autoplay pops up as "SGH-1896" with some manual file paths but nothing that has to do with kies.
Please any help on this woyld be great
I also tried mini kies and it doesnt even recognize my phone when i plug it in with the usb cable.
Edit - I did try unmounting the SD card and kies found the phone and connected it but as soon as i clicked on contacts (through kies) it froze. Now when i try connecting it with unmounting sd it doesn't connect.
Edit - I have also been installing the drivers that come with kies and mini kies."
I finally got my phone to connect last night. What i did was unmount my sd card in applications and physically took it out. Then i restarted the phone with the sd card out. I hooked up my phone via usb to kies and at first it detected my phone but kies was saying it was the I 9000 model. Took the usb out and tried it for a second time and voila it worked.
Now heres hoping it will work again
after doing the above^ procedure (i hope so)
edit- I'm using vista 32 bit