Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Junior Member wonderscout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    14
    Member #
    1792

    Windows XP file transfer

    OK,

    I admit that I live in the dark ages (well not totally dark, I did get a Nexus 7). But in this case, my work and home PCs run Windows XP.

    I'm pretty happy with XP, it does what I need, and I'm not sure all the computers I'm using would support upgrades anyway - so please save discussions about how I should upgrade (or get rid of windows entirely) etc.

    Now, that said. I was expecting to be able to plug my Nexus 7 into a usb plug connected to my desktop and transfer or synchronize files (not just music or videos) between the devices. Upon trying to connect, it recognizes an MTP device, but refuses to find a working driver for it. It will later sometimes find a Nexus 7 device, but again refuses drivers.

    In researching the problem, the general consensus is that the powers that be don't want me to be able to do that, and that Windows XP is no longer supported anyway, so tough luck. I even tried loading other ASUS drivers, as was suggested in one forum, but with no luck.

    Now, I know I can get around the problem using dropbox, google drive or similar cloud transfer intermediaries. I also can, and have, gotten around the problem by using ES file explorer to make a windows sharing (samba) connection to my PC to get files, if they are in shared directories. This works, but is slow compared to drag and drop with the mouse between folders on my PC.

    So my real question is, has anyone been able to make this work directly, or with a driver addition (from where?), or with a 3rd party manager (on either the PC or the Nexus 7 or both)? And if so, can you please share the secret.

    Thank you.

    - WS

  2. #2
    Super Moderator LadyAngler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    759
    Member #
    126
    Liked
    228 times
    Make sure menu/system settings/development/usb debugging=unchecked. Replug

  3. #3
    Senior Member dennyjones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Davison, MI
    Posts
    418
    Phone
    Galaxy S3
    Tablet
    Nexus 7
    Member #
    148
    Liked
    98 times
    I have XP on my desktop and I'm still unable to get the Nexus drivers installed. I may give up and use a newer laptop running Windows 7. It should be as easy as plug and play, but alas, no.

  4. #4
    Junior Member wonderscout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    14
    Member #
    1792
    I should have thought to try that. On my other devices I can usually have both working (file access and USB debugging). I guess I'll just have to go back and forth with turning that option on and off while developing apps.

    Thanks.

  5. #5
    Super Moderator LadyAngler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    759
    Member #
    126
    Liked
    228 times
    Yah it was on by default for me I think. Once I un-checked that my XP saw me and installed the drivers fine.

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. [Idea] dual-boot the Nexus 7 with windows?
    By vgamesx1 in forum Nexus 7 Discussions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-13-2014, 02:42 AM
  2. Replies: 61
    Last Post: 12-19-2013, 06:11 PM
  3. How Do I Transfer Files to My Nexus 7?
    By JimTDI in forum Nexus 7 Discussions
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 01-26-2013, 09:38 AM
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-28-2012, 03:54 PM
  5. usb from computer to google nexus 7 book/file transfer
    By gymrat57 in forum Nexus 7 Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-22-2012, 11:22 AM

Search tags for this page

how to transfer files from windows xp to nexus 7
,

nexus 7 driver windows xp

,
nexus 7 file transfer windows
,
nexus 7 file transfer xp
,

nexus 7 windows xp

,

nexus 7 windows xp driver

,
nexus 7 windows xp file transfer
,
transfer file from nexus 7 2 to window 7 desktop
Click on a term to search for related topics.