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Zune setup

Wednesday, May 02, 2007 by Dave Winer.

It's been said before, elsewhere -- but this is ridiculous. They're asking for my life history. I just want to put some podcasts on the device and talk a walk and try it out. For example, they want my phone number and birth date, both are required fields. Geeeeez. I lied, like everyone else.  Permalink to this paragraph

Later, I've completed the installation, now, how do I get a few songs and podcasts onto the device? Permalink to this paragraph

It shows up on the desktop, but when I click the icon, it launches the marketplace user interface, which lets me buy music from their store. But of course I already have music. Seems they should make it a bit more obvious how to copy my tunes onto the device.  Permalink to this paragraph

Later, I might be getting somewhere. Permalink to this paragraph

Fumbling around, I believe it's possible to synch up a podcast downloaded from the web with my Zune device, but everything I try results in it playing the MP3 on my desktop instead of copying it to my Zune. Permalink to this paragraph

I wish there was a way to use the Windows desktop file copying commands to move content onto the Zune. I already know how to use it, and I've never liked synching. Permalink to this paragraph

In this blurry picture of a Zune, look at the top of the screen, you'll see a list of menu options. I can't figure out how to get the cursor to go up there. Any ideas. Permalink to this paragraph

Michael Gartenberg on the Zune UI (and a comment on Parallels). Permalink to this paragraph

Kevin Tofel explains how synching works on the Zune. Permalink to this paragraph

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