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    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 7th Jan 18, 3:57 PM
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    Sony Walkman problems
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    • 7th Jan 18, 3:57 PM
    Sony Walkman problems 7th Jan 18 at 3:57 PM
    Can anybody help with the following problem,since the death of my 8 gig I-Pod ( which i inherited from my son ) i was given a Sony Walkman for xmas,however to load music on to it requires a program called Music Center for PC which comes with it,now the problem,this program only works with Windows Vista,7 or 8.
    My computor whilst old still works ok but it is on Windows XP.
    can anybody sugest how to load music on to my new Walkman

    Thanks in advance Ganga
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
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    • fwor
    • By fwor 7th Jan 18, 4:26 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:26 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:26 PM
    It will probably depend on how up to date your copy of XP has been kept. If it has all of the Service Packs and updates up until MS stopped supporting it, you should not need any extra software at all.

    When you plug the Walkman into your PC it ~should~ appear as a storage device, and you should simply be able to copy and paste MP3 files from wherever they are stored on the PC into the right place on the Walkman.

    If it doesn't then it may be that the Walkman is set up to appear as a Media Player device when you plug it into the computer (and XP may not understand a device like that). If so, check the settings in the Walkman and you'll probably find one that changes it to appear on its USB interface as a storage device.
    • mac.d
    • By mac.d 7th Jan 18, 4:35 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:35 PM
    In addition to what fwor has just posted, if you can't just copy & paste, and can't figure out how to get it to show as a storage device on your PC, you could alternatively try using Windows Media Player, as it should work similarly to Music Centre for PC.
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 7th Jan 18, 4:42 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:42 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:42 PM
    I had a quick look, and Sony also provide "Media Go", which does the same thing as "Music Center for PC", but also copies videos as photos rather than just music.

    The Japanese support page provides a link and says the software will work on XP and later. However, when you change your region to "English" it says it only supports Vista upwards and that Media Go will no longer be available for download after December 2017 (although it's still available now).

    Maybe worth a look, if you're quick:
    http://mediago.sony.com/jpe/download

    Media Go and Music Centre for PC compared:
    https://musiccenter.sony.net/en/faqs/faq004.php
    • Stompa
    • By Stompa 7th Jan 18, 4:56 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:56 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:56 PM
    My Sony Walkman is a few years old now (so things may have changed), but it works fine with MediaMonkey on XP.
    Stompa
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 7th Jan 18, 5:04 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 5:04 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 5:04 PM
    Tried downloading the Mediago program but my compuyor would not let it run,said it was not compatible but opened windows media centre and plugged in Walkman and it reconised it,states to drag music/files to a separate pane for loading onto Walkman,will try that.Thanks everyone for the help supplied.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 7th Jan 18, 5:37 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 5:37 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 5:37 PM
    Opened up Windows media player,plugged in walkman,inserted cd and copied to walkman,great,thanks to all for help/guidence,will now have to spend a lot of time loading cd,s on to computor then transfering to walkman,good job holidays are not for a couple of months( mainly used for relaxing on holiday when wife does not want to use it ) and being retired have plenty of time to kill.Thanks again to all.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • cookie365
    • By cookie365 7th Jan 18, 9:15 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 9:15 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 9:15 PM
    I used to have a Sony Network Walkman, an NW-HD3 I think. If I remember right you only needed their rather ropey software if you wanted to use their ridiculous ATRAC format. Which you never would.
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