Yes the device does show up in my computer, however when you open it it just shows 4 folders with no identification and it does show up in windows explorer, identified as camera and will not let me drag any files to it..
Thank you to all that replied I guess my only course of action is to upgrade to something I don't want, Thank you Microsoft
Window Phone 8.x uses Media Transfer Protocol through USB.
Media Transfer Protocol (commonly referred to as MTP) is part of the "Windows Media" framework and thus closely related to Windows Media Player. Versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows XP SP2 support MTP. Windows XP requires Windows Media Player 10 or higher, later Windows versions have built-in support. Microsoft have also made available an MTP Porting Kit for older versions of Windows back to Windows 98. Apple Macintosh and Linux systems have software packages to support MTP.(source)
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I was able to sync music on my Lumia 920 using a XP computer. I can tell you it works no problem.
When I first connect my 920 to the CPU a wizard pops up. I canceled both of the installation wizard prompts.
Opened windows media player, entered my password on my phone, and media player asks if I would like to sync to this device.
I was experiencing a similar issue on my windows 7 CPU and I just plug my phone into a different USB port and it detected the phone and folders no problem.
Hope this helps
I'm having the same problem. Windows XP sees my Lumia 920 as a camera...I tried using WMP and Zune but these programs don't even detect it. This is completely frustrating and I hope they come out with a fix for it because I don't have the money to get a new pc with Windows 7 and my current computer is too slow to upgrade.
Someone please tell me they know how to fix this.
what service pack and you running on XP?
I was able to transfer music successfully but did notice I had to use a specific USB port...I'm not sure why...if your running service pack 3 and wmp11 it should work no problem
I'm using Windows XP SP3. I got the folders to show up by reinstalling drivers and directing it to search removable devices.
Now the only problem is that it won't let me drag music into the folders. When I try to drag a song in, there is a symbol over my mouse (like the no smoking symbol). Is there a way for me to enable a setting, so I can be allowed to drag/transfer music into the folder/phone? I've also tried using different USB ports but to no avail.
I've having the exact same issue, I can see the folders but cannot drop files. Most annoying. I love every other aspect of the phone but without being able to transfer music... it'll be going back. Has anyone figured out a workaround yet?
Just for clarification I'm using XP SP3 and WMP 11 - yes I probbaly should uprade but I've just tried on this computer and it won't take W8.
I'm also running XP SP3 and WMP 11 and have no problem to drag and drop music files to my 920. In fact that's how I transferred my ringtone to start with. I never use WMP though, just launched it now to check version.
Thanks for your reply.
If some people are having the issue and some aren't, maybe the issue is to do with some other software that I've installed. This computer is running Avast antivirus and... that's about it. I'm not very techie so would not know what I should look to update to get this working, and would appreciate any advice. Has anyone who has actually had this issue fixed it somehow?
I have the same problem, the Zune does not find my Lumia 920, the media player cant transfer my music to the Lumia ! I had Symbian, this was never a issue there :-( ! !
Common mr Nokia ! !
I am facing the same issues with my lumia my comp shows it as a camera. were you able to figure out how to copy files in it?? pls let me know if you were able to do so, I'll keep you updated if i make any progress.
I needed a new laptop for school, so I bought one. It came with Windows 8 and works awesome now with both combined. Microsoft hs given up on XP.