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imageAll of a sudden I couldn't sync my Zune anymore on my Windows XP computer. I would always get an error that there was an error on the installation of the hardware when I plugged the Zune into the USB port. The actual error I would get was:

There was a problem installing this hardware "zune" 

I tried all sorts of "fixes" including installing the Zune software update and uninstalling the Zune drivers, but nothing seemed to be working. There were folks on the Internet saying that I should format the Zune through a series of clicks - ummm no.

There was also a suggestion of cleaning up my registry and that I should get a registry cleaner of sorts and fix the problem. Though, there was also the suggestion that I should do a complete download/reinstall of Windows Media Player 11 as it will install some services that might have been removed. I gave this a try (as it was an easy one) and it worked perfectly - now my Zune is back connected and I am syncing.

While I was at TechEd 2008, I bought myself some nice "premium" headphones (plugin style).

Zune Premium Headphones

They have like a canvas feel to the cord which is different and interesting and provide a more rigid cord than otherwise. I like them and they sound great. I also got myself a docking station (to plug into my receiver at home), though the AC adapter is something that I can't take to Europe as it is for US power levels only. Dang. I would have rather carried a bigger AC adapter to then be able to carry that adapter around the world with me.

Posted on Saturday, June 7, 2008 2:49 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Unrecognized Zune - Reinstall Windows Media Player

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The latest version of iTunes is 7.6 and it was released on January 15th, 2008. It's Apple's main free media player software, and it features the iTunes Store, easy syncing to your computer and your iPod, Cover Flow, encode music into a variety of formats, and it also has a big selection of internet radio stations to listen to.
Left by martin on Jul 01, 2008 5:56 AM

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I REALLY MISS MY WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER,SO CAN YOU PLEASE RE-INSTALL
Left by timothy e sampson on Jul 01, 2008 8:01 AM

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i was recording on musicmatch jukebox
and when i was finishi swich to windows
media player.and ther was no response.
please reinstall it for me.i lost all my music.
Left by wilbert carter on Oct 15, 2008 11:26 PM

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hey i cant open my windows media player in my dell laptop... from startin i didnt use media player after sometime i didnt care about that now windows media player dont open can u suggest me... im using vista home edition sp1...
Left by kamaleesswaran on Feb 11, 2009 5:21 PM

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Quite inspiring,

i had the same problems, but it is easily recognised when using winAmp..

Thanks for writing, most people don't bother.
Left by software development uk on Oct 07, 2009 9:07 PM

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