14 March, 2011

Can’t install Zune on Win7 (N), 64 bit

I today attempted to install Zune PC Client on a Windows 7N, x64 system. That’s a no-go!

Basically, the installation complained that it could not find some media SDK file, what ever? It seems that N-version of the Windows family does not come with Media features included, hence you need to download these yourself.

For N-versions (64 bit), you should go here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=31017ed3-166a-4c75-b90c-a6cef9b414c4&displaylang=en

After having installed this update, you can go about installing the 64bit version of the Zune Client.

Ultimately, you end up with this:
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