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Guide to getting your Net MD Walkman working on Windows 10

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Note that the 760 driver only applies to Windows 64. There are lots of installations of Windows 10-32 out there and they either need the 32-bit omnibus driver (better if you plan to run multiple devices when one of them is the MZ-RH1/M200) or the original 32 bit drivers which are part of the existing SS ultimate installation.

I wish i knew enough to duplicate Avrin's packaging to include the newer drivers, but I don't. Tant pis.

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1. We need to know which version of Windows (64 or 32). I am assuming Windows 10. This might be better in its own thread... we shall see

2. We need to know what kind of disk you are using: Legacy (NetMD), Legacy (reformatted to HiMD) or HiMD (1GB - only HiMD format possible).

3. You don't need to convert **some** files. Please give us detailed information about what you see and what you are trying to do. For example: "it tried to transfer LP2 files and appeared to manage the first one, then hung up saying "converting files"......

4. The files you are trying to convert... what are they? Originally MP3, originally recorded on MD or did you get them from somewhere else?

That's enough questions for now.... there will be more.

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I was wondering if someone could assist with my problem installing the driver. I get as far as step 5 (install NETMD760.inf) but it will not install, my laptop throws up an install error about "the hash for the file is not present in the specified catalog file." Sonic stage installs fine and I can open and run it but it will not recognize the MD , due to no driver.

My laptop is running Win10 Pro 64bit and the MD is the 707.

Any help is appreciated!

 

EDIT:

 

I managed to sort out the driver install by disabling driver signature enforcement. The MD shows up in sonic stage now!

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I just played the video.

You only need one .inf file (if 32 bits then NETMD052.inf, if 64 bits then NETMD760.inf)

There may be an issue with UNinstalling some other inf files depending on what the installer did.

Most importantly, you have to disable driver signature enforcement (temporarily) in Windows. This can be done by rebooting in a special way (as it is hard to hit f8 at the right time during Windows 10 boot sequence). It's well documented here.

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On 4/3/2018 at 4:10 AM, Fox Gabanna said:

I got the drivers installed on my computer. I recommend watching this youtube video thats how i did it. 

 

 

You had the device already installed. But how to make my MZ-N910 visible to win10? Installing drivers didn't do it.

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You have to get rid of all oem<nn>.inf files that contain the string "Sony Net MD" from the directory C:\Windows\inf

This is all the standard drivers which will NOT work with 64-bit Windows (if you had 32-bit windows you would never have seen the problem).

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Where are the files to download for WIN10  operation of the MZ-NHF800 MiniDisc recorder that the people here keep referring to please?

The device is very poor without the ability to off load the files as digital streams that can then be named, edited & converted . It is a recorder - with a microphone - it can do live - it's not all music with copyright is it?

Any help with this would be very much appreciated

 

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The  MZ-NHF800 is a recorder so it can record live with a microphone as any CD or Line in music.

But it cannot record the radio station sound, except if you connect an external radio.

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Does one try putting the headphone jack of the radio to line in?

I still have no idea whether he wants to move music TO or FROM the minidisc.

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Hi, i created an account just to ask for help since i dont know where else can i get some

I recently bought a minidisc MZ n710 that sounds great, but i cannot make windows 10 pro 64bits recognize the USB driver, it doesnt appear anywhere when i connect it

I tried installing the driver NETMD760 and NETMDRH1disabling the driver signature enforcement and nothing happen, it says that the instalation was a success but still doesnt show the NetMD on the Device Manager so i cannot transfer anithing :/

I dont know what im doing wrong, or even if its possible to connect this MD model to Windows 10, but i cant get the MD driver show as installed, i dont know if someone knows something im missing :/

 

 

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hi again, after giving it sometime i solved it changing de usb cable since i bought it without the original lol

Anyways thank you for the thread!

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You'll need a disk in the RH1 before you will see a legacy (MDLP) disk in SonicStage.

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Bad quality old RCA cables and all kind of USB cables are subject to problems sooner or later. In Asia it is common to buy very cheap things... which don't work or work one month ! The micro-USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 formats are specially dreaful.

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for this howto. Followed all the steps and after an recovery thing the Sonic studio launches and appears for about 1sec and then disappears. Any ideas on how to fix this?

ciao 

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I've just finished building a 64bit Windows 10 PC and followed the instructions in this post for the NET MD driver and it worked first time!  In fact, the whole transfer of my Sonicstage library to the new PC was painless since I used the Sony Conversion Tool to remove copy protection on my files.

I'm using Sonicstage Ultimate SS43.  I've also had no problems moving files between Sonicstage and my Sony NW-HD3 player either.

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Hi henry's cat (Henri is my son's name). 

There are less problems if you use SS only for tracks transferring and editing. All my tracks are stores as MP3 (some), Flac 44,1kHz and Flac Hi-Res (a huge lot). I use foobar200 and jRiver Media Center for listening. I just convert (make a copy) my files in "WMA lossless" just the time to transfer my tracks to MDs, then delete those WMAs. No SS library at all.   

 

 

 

 

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On 1/22/2018 at 9:04 PM, MIchael Kachuk said:

5) Right click "NETMD760.inf" and hit install. 

Ok at this stage I don't get and option to "install" when I right click.

I get only "open / copy/ properties"

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