How to Get Your Creative ZEN Touch to Work in Windows Vista

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Get your Creative Zen Touch to work in Windows Vista by downloading the drivers for the Creative Zen and getting Vista to recognize it as an external storage device. Learn how to sync up a Creative Zen Touch to music on Windows Vista with help from a network engineer and IT specialist in this free video on Microsoft Windows Vista.

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Vista recognizes creative ZENS as actually an external storage device. Much like a thumb drive, or in my case, I'm going to show you my phone. It recognizes my phone as a thumb drive, or a external storage device. So, in order for you to synchronize music to it, when it first makes sure that the creative ZEN is recognized, as a mass storage device. So, you would use the cd that came with the creative ZEN, or you can go to, and download the drivers. Once the drivers installed, it should recognize as a hardware, or mass storage device, in windows vista. Once it's recognized, you would then go to windows media player, and synchronize the songs that you want. I'm going to show you a pod cast that I've downloaded, and how to sync that up with in my case my phone. Because it recognizes it the same way the ZEN would be recognized. So, now that I've hooked up my phone, I'm going to go through windows media player. And windows media player is now recognizing my phone. How I can tell, if I go up to the sync tab here, it lists, touch storage card, which is touch, is the name of my cell phone. Your creative ZEN will show up here, and it shouldn't apply name it creative ZEN touch. Once it's recognized here, if you click on the sync tab, you'll notice over here on the right, that it shows a little music device. Obviously my phone's not a music device, but once it's inside of windows media, and it's a mass storage device, it'll show up as a place that you can drag, and drop your music files. So, I'm going to go ahead and drag, and drop my Wall Street Journal tech of briefing over here, and hit start sync. And, you'll see a little progress bar, that says preparing the sync. And once it's on here, I can use my phone, and play the pod cast that I just dragged over to it. Same works for music, as long as when media player sees the music, you can then pull it over to the synchronized portion, and hit start sync, and you're done.


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