I have the same issue on my brother's computer as i want to move my BitBeans from POSWallet to my brother's computer but when I downloaded the new 64-bit wallet I had no active connections and tried everything but still couldn't get it to work so I gave up on it. By the way my brother has Windows 7 on his computer. Any help would be great.
I talked to the developers last night, they were very kind and helpful. The problem is that the .conf file is still required, even though the website said it was not. On the download page, which they updated to reflect this continued requirement, there are links to the .conf file data and a "how to" guide for placing the file in the correct place.
Once I had the config file, everything came up. Still synchronizing, seems to take around 12 to 15 hours (for me).
Also add these nodes as the other person said. It worked for me.