1. avatar leesub60
    would anyone have one kicking about and be kind enough to burn me a copy? i lost mine in a move last year.
    if creative weren't such a bunch of bastards they'd make it available for download on their site.
    it's driving me up the christing wall!!!

    ta!
  2. avatar Strong Reaction
    Michael used to have a Creative, hit him up. I've only a Zen stone with no cd, sorry!
  3. avatar leesub60
    i'll give him a shout. i was able to download the zen stone installation disc off pirate bay a while ago but alas it was no good to me.
  4. avatar Devilspain
    [url=http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=213&CatName=MP3+Players&subCatID=214&subCatName=ZEN&prodID=17438&prodName=ZEN+Stone+with+built-in+speaker&bTopTwenty=1&VARSET=prodfaq:PRODFAQ_17438,VARSET=CategoryID:213]the bottom download [/url]

    should be a link to a starter download. should have everything you need to add music to your zen or if you have a jeffy you might be able to find similar download in support area. :) good luck
  5. avatar leesub60
    the creative web site is absolutly useless. i've been checking it on and off since i've lost my installation cd almost a year ago. it only contains updates for the software and drivers, not the actual software or drivers themselves. and the zen stone drivers don't work for the zen touch anyway.
  6. avatar olan
    Tried: http://www.ehow.com/how_2113074_zen-touch-work-windows-vista.html ?

    Second result on Google, so I assume so.
  7. avatar leesub60
    yeah, still need the drivers though, and nomad explorer/creative jukebox software.
  8. avatar Recycled Alien
    EDIT: I was going to point you at http://libnjb.sourceforge.net/ since the main page says it is supported on Windows, but there's no actual executables. You'd have to compile it yourself, so nerds only.

    However, the drivers seem to be included in Creative's SDK (Software developer's kit). See http://connect.creativelabs.com/developer/Portable%20Devices/Forms/AllItems.aspx

    I don't know if these are easily installable for the average user.
  9. avatar olan
    [quote:c08ca992c7="leesub60"]yeah, still need the drivers though, and nomad explorer/creative jukebox software.[/quote:c08ca992c7]

    http://bit.ly/cPPe3O

    it's all there.
  10. avatar leesub60
    no it's not. you need to have the original drivers from the cd installed before you can use any of those updated drivers.
  11. avatar olan
    [quote:410ca1717c="leesub60"]no it's not. you need to have the original drivers from the cd installed before you can use any of those updated drivers.[/quote:410ca1717c]

    it would be extremely uncommon for drivers to be required to upgrade drivers, as a driver is just telling the PC how to interact with the device, thus not dependant on other drivers*. i think what you may need is to upgrade the firmware on your zen so that it's 'plays-for-sure' compatible, then (as the site says) you will "Enjoy seamless support with any computer running Microsoft® Windows Media® Player 10 or 11 and Windows® XP - no drivers or software needed". Not sure if you can install the firmware without the drivers in place, but its worth a go.

    If you're still having trouble it might be worth connecting it to a win7 PC and seeing if the device becomes reachable. Win7 is pretty good for resolving driver issues, making most effectively plug'n'play.

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    edit1: * not strictly true, but applicable to the simplification used.
    edit2: maybe of help? http://www.mycreativefansite.com/2007/06/solution-windows-vista-cannot-recognise.html
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  12. avatar leesub60
    i can't update the firmware if the computer doesn't recognise the mp3 player is connected.
    that would require ...*drum roll* the original drivers.
  13. avatar olan
    [quote:310748a33d="leesub60"]i can't update the firmware if the computer doesn't recognise the mp3 player is connected.
    that would require ...*drum roll* the original drivers.[/quote:310748a33d]

    you're flashing the devices firmware... doesn't necessarily need drivers, hence my 'give it a go' comment. you don't exactly seem keen on getting help. good luck finding that CD.
  14. avatar leesub60
    i've downloaded and tried everything off the creative site at this point. nothing works.
    that's why i'm asking if anyone has the actual cd and not "can anyone suggest something i've tried a million times before".
  15. avatar shiniru
    mine installed off the player, but, mines the MX
  16. avatar Recycled Alien
    [quote:ef2779a36e="leesub60"]i can't update the firmware if the computer doesn't recognise the mp3 player is connected.
    that would require ...*drum roll* the original drivers.[/quote:ef2779a36e]No, the device will still "announce" itself on the USB bus and the PC will know there's something there that needs drivers. I'm no Windows expert, but I'm pretty sure that if it doesn't show up, even as an "unknown device", in Device Manager then it's probably broken.