How to Set-Up your Zune MP3 Player?

To start using your Zune, first get the latest version of the Zune software for your computer from www.zune.net/setup or here. Then charge your Zune and load it up with your music, videos, pictures, podcasts, and friends.

Once done, connect your Zune to your computer. Use a rear USB port if possible for the best charge. You can connect it using the sync cable (supplied with your Zune) or the Zune dock.You might need to wait a few minutes after plugging in your Zune while the battery charges enough to start.

When your Zune turns on, the Zune software will take you through the setup process. Now follow these steps:

  • Accept the update. You’ll be prompted for an update to guarantee that your Zune gets all the latest features. When the update is complete, your Zune will restart by itself.
  • Name your Zune. When you have wireless on, you’ll be “visible” to other Zune owners nearby, and the name you give your Zune is the name they’ll see.
  • Link your Zune to your Zune Tag. A Zune Tag is a name that represents you in the Social. On the naming screen, you have the option to link your Zune to a Zune Tag. If you created a Zune account at any point before or during installation, you’ll already have a Zune Tag. If you don’t have one, you’ll have a chance to create one if you want.
  • Link your Zune with your computer. When you link your Zune with your computer, your music, pictures, videos, games, podcasts, and friends are automatically synced to your Zune, according to the preferences you set, every time you connect it.
  • Choose what to sync. Decide what gets added to your Zune and what gets skipped every time you connect to your computer.
  • Fill up your Zune. The last step is syncing your music, videos, pictures, channels, podcasts, and friends to your Zune. Depending on the storage capacity of your Zune and the amount of stuff you have, this could take a while.

When you start the Zune software for the first time, the software automatically searches the computer for music, videos, and pictures that you can add to your collection. The Zune software monitors the computer regularly for any new music, videos, or pictures that you save. The Zune software can also add any new music or videos that you play on the computer from zune.net/setup.



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System recommendations

To get the most out of Zune, your computer should meet system requirements:

  • a 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • Broadband Internet connection

A wi-fi network is necessary for you to wirelessly sync your Zune to your computer.

*The Zune software won’t work on versions of Windows earlier than Windows XP SP3. Download Windows XP SP3.

Installation: If the Zune software will not install on your PC and you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, see this Knowledge Base article.