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64 bit driver for Sony NetMD (Net MD) and standard MiniDisc for Windows 7 64 bit version (X64) and Windows Vista 64 bit

A standard MiniDisc by Sony, a
handy little robust audio medium

You are running Windows 7 64 bit (x64) or Windows Vista 64 bit and want to transfer music from your computer to your NetMD but you can't connect your MiniDisc.
The problem is that there is no 64bit driver available for the USB connection between your NetMD and your computer running Windows 7 64 bit.
Windows 7 Pro users can switch to XP mode but that's not the shortest way to use your NetMD. Windows 7 premium users can't even switch their system in to XP mode. So that's very sad for all these MiniDisc lovers.
If you love your MiniDiscs and you can't connect your PC to it, well than you have a major problem.
HiMD seems to have no problem connecting to a 64 bit PC, at least if you use the HiMD mode. If you want to transfer music in early standards like MD and NetMD it needs 32 bit (x86) support on your 64 bit system.

There was no supported driver for 64 bit systems for so far ...
... UNTIL NOW!

Yes we can resolve all these problems. We have the solution for these problem. A 64 Bit driver for the NetMD standard!

Just follow these steps to get your MiniDisc back to work under a Windows 7 64 bit system:

1. Make sure you installed Sonic Stage 4.3 on your Windows 7 64 bit system.
2. Download the NetMD USB-Driver for Windows 7 (64 bit) or Vista (64 bit).
    If none of these drivers work for you, please try Sony's Personal Audio Driver.
3. Unpack the zip-file with the drivers to a folder .
    You can do this with programs like: WinZIP or WinRAR or even Windows Explorer
4. Go to the Device Management section on your computer.
5. Go to Universal USB, Right click on NetMD (flaged with a red ' ' ) and update drivers.
6. Browse my computer for driver software.
7. Go to the unpacked folder where you unpacked the ZIP-file.
8. Follow the rest of the procedure.
9. Restart your computer.
10. If you now open Sonic Stage 4.3, after restarting your computer, you will see that you are now can make a connection with your NetMD.

Problem Fixed with this NetMD (Net MD) driver for Windows 7 64 bit!

This works for Sony NetMD players and Sony HiMD players.

Windows 7 pro 64 bit users don't need to go in XP mode to get their NetMD to work.

If you still have problems for some MiniDisc products you're welcome to write a comment, we will answer as soon as possible.

56 comments:

ArchiVision said...

To Edward: Did you see a red '!' next to the NetMD in the Universal Serial Bus-controllers section?
Did you search the directory 'NETMD760' in to the unzipped directory 'x-APPLICATION NetMD Driver'?

Edward said...

Hi. Thanks for the quick reply! The Minidisc recorder shows up under "Other Devices" in the device manager with an explantion point/yellow triangle. Device status states "The drivers for this device are not installed". Directing the update driver button to the unzipped NETMD760 folder, it says there is no driver that matches the device. Nothing shows up under Univeral Serial Bus controllers section. I have tried updating the driver for both my MZ-N707 and MZ-N510 with no luck.

Edward said...

Thanks for working with me and for directing me to the beta version. I downloaded and attempted to maunally update the driver as before, but it still says there is not drivers compatible with the device. Is there a way to force a driver to install? Thanks so much for the help so far!!

ArchiVision said...

To Edward: I'm sorry but I think we have to wait until there is a better driver for it. I only edited the NetMD760 driver by changing the text NetMD760 to MZ-N707. It was worth to give it a try but apparently this doesn't resolve the problem. And you just can't force a driver because it has to be exact to be running well. I'm very sorry.

ArchiVision said...

Maybe you can try a tool like DRIVERS For Free to search for a beta driver for your MiniDisc. It also searches for drivers on your computer that can be updated.

ED said...

I have the MZ-NF610 it does the same thing -- running win 7 home premium -- no drivers found using 707 or 760 --- Bummer for the ole school Mini Disc lovers :(

ArchiVision said...

I think that Sony has to come with a good solution for this problem. It's said that there is now 64 bit driver available for every MiniDisc, because more and more people are running Windows 7 64 bit on their computers.

Anonymous said...

Wow it works! Now I can playing, recording, edting MDs with my Sony MDS-NT1 on Windows 7 64 bit, using NETMD760 driver. It's a bit old model so I had to play it on the XP Mode but now I don't have to. Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

Formerly I have to install the XP-mode on my 64-bit machine in order to detect my Sony MZ-M200. I hate that solution as it significantly increases Windows boot time. Now your new driver works like a charm. Thank you so much!

JMD said...

Sorry for my bad english...
I have the same problem of Edward with the MDS-JE780.
If you have an idea ?

Anonymous said...

Sorry for my bad english...

I have the same problem as Edward with the MDS-JE780.

If someone know a "new" or "beta" driver for win 7 64bits ?

Anonymous said...

It was a great news !!! But infortunately it doesn't work anymore... Chris.

Anonymous said...

thanx alot!
I have MZ-N710 and it works perfectly with the NetMD MZ-RH1 and later package. (Although it pas prtty hard to find the mannual driver search on win7.)
Jo

Anonymous said...

MZ-N710 works great with first package.
thanx alot!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I love my MZ-S1, and recently rediscovered it! It works so much better for running with than an ipod, since it was ergonimically designed for running (quite costly back in its day), it still works like a charm, after going through a TON of abuse. Thanks so much for this!

Nathan said...

OK I Have a mz-m200 to my understanding this is a repackaging of the mz-RH1 this driver allows me to see my Device but I am unable to transfer data to or from my device. Any Ideas

justfriends said...

Ohh Thank you so MUCH ! I have win7 64b and a Sony MD NHF -800. And with this driver it is working like a charm !!!

Anonymous said...

god dam i wana kiss somebody........sucess

Edward said...

Holy freakin' cow. I just wanted to come back and say thank you SO SO much for getting the x64 driver working with the MZ-N707. Just installed the newest driver (1/3/2011) and it works like a charm. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Have downloaded NetMD MZ-RH1 and later (HiMD) driver for my MZ-N1.Unzipped and got the following files:
Read me + supported MD models.txt
NETMDRH1.inf
NETMD760.sys
netmd760.cat

Using Vista 64 bit.
Followed the steps listed above.
Windows reports error during installation.

Running Sonic stage 4.3 crashes computer (should it still run even the driver is not installed properly??)

Nathan said...

ok I figured it out needed on driver for the hi-md and one for the net-md

Anonymous said...

Its Not working with my MDS-JE780...Help me please!

Seung said...

Thank you ArchiVision.

I jsut downloaded RH1 driver and it works great. In my case, ! mark is in "Other Unknown Device" section rather than Universal Serial Bus controllers section in Device Manager.

My PC is running under Windows 7 x64 (ENGLISH) and my HiMD device is SONY MZ-RH1.

Thank you again. You did the greatest job.

Anonymous said...

win 7 64x user here
Worked on my mz-dn430, thanks

Anonymous said...

sonic stage does not have 64 bit support,how does this work??

Anonymous said...

thank you very much, this problem has given me a headache for a long time. Now I have 900 mds to transfer :)

Shin X said...

Thank you very much for this tutorial, this is the most helpfull blog than I've browse looking for a solution for my driver problem.

Evert Guzman said...

Works on net md-n420d

ArchiVision said...

Go to step 2: follow the link where you can download the "NetMD MZ-RH1 and later (HiMD)- driver" by clicking it. You can see that it supports the MZ-NE410, follow the rest of the procecedure from step 3 to 9. Please confirm me if it's worked.

Anonymous said...

ArchiVision: It worked! Thanks so very much! Although, when I transfer songs to the player, it's only loading/recording 2 songs? The disc space is bigger than that but it won't let me transfer any more than 2 songs worth.

Any thoughts on that?

Not trying to be greedy here, just thought you might know.

ArchiVision said...

Maybe the disc space is full because you have songs in a different format (SP-mode) like the oldest MiniDisc's has. Maybe your Transfer Settings has a to big Bit rate, to change this: Go to tools / options / transfer / transfermode / choose Net-MD or Hi-MD and click on Transfer Settings than specify the Bit rate to an ATRAC3 format so now you can load more songs on to your MD. If none of this work. Try to format your MD to a blanc Hi-MD or Net-MD on your MiniDisc device.

Anonymous said...

Nice, now i´m very happy :D

Anonymous said...

Thank you! i,m very happy! Driver worked for my MZ-NF610. Lots of music to make again.

Anonymous said...

Genius. That worked for my MZ-RH1, even though my laptop said it had failed, i started Sonic Stage and connected my mini disc and it was regocnized! Thank you for providing what Sony are unwilling/unable to.
MiniDisc is a great format, long live the MD

Anonymous said...

Sony Walkman MZ-NH900
on
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Works perfectly!
Just run SonicStageInstaller with Windows XP compatibility. Ta!

Anonymous said...

Works with my MZ-N505. Thanks for the driver.

Anonymous said...

Hi everybody,

my AIWA AM-NX9 NetMD Player under Windows Vista (64bit) doensnt work at all, neither with your drivers provided nor any other personal audio driver.

Can anybody help me?

cheers

sb said...

works well on win7x64 with MZ-N910.
Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for doing what Sony has refused to do! The arrogance continues.
Your solution works on my Win7x64 with MZ-RH10. Installation needed shut down/restart, but after that -no problem- THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

こんにちわ。
ここのサイトから戴いた64BITドライバーを元にして
MDS-JE780を認識させることができました。
ありがとうございました。
方法はINFファイルを追加入力だけでOKでした。

Anonymous said...

it works very well with windows 7 64 bits and mz-n710!
Thank you from Switzerland!

Anonymous said...

works great on my mz-n710 great many thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! Works on my Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) with my MD Walkman MZ-NF520D! Needs to install SonicStage CP ver 4.3 though. So relieved & happy! :D
MD beats iPod!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this!! I was beginning to think I would never get my MZ-NH900 working with Win 7 Premium (64bit)!

anny C said...

Help me with driver Sony NET MD MDS-NT1 must use it with windows 7 64 bit. Tell me and How to install
vuttiphong@gmail.com
Thank you I'm from Thanland.

Anonymous said...

Net MD Walkman MZ-S1
The Minidisc recorder shows up under "Other Devices" in the device manager with an explantion point/yellow triangle. Device status states "The drivers for this device are not installed." I browsed for Personal Audio Driver Folder. Clicked Next. "Windows could not find driver software for this device."

Anonymous said...

Just posted a comment re MZ-S1. Got Sonic to recognize the device. My disc is write-protected. Error code 0000664f. I even taped the tab in the open position. It says write protected in both positions.

Aurélien Clément said...

Perfect procedure, thank you for your help;-)

I would never thought that my old MDS-NT1 could still be supported on Win 7 64 bits!

csaba said...

thanks for researching, though i have win 8 pro edition and i use my sony mz-rh10 a lot for recording and i seem to not be able to find solution for driver issue. i am at this moment helpless. any answer help comes right :)

Rishi K said...

hi Cannot get it to work with net md n710 windows 7? Please helppppp!

Anonymous said...

Merci beaucoup. It works very well with Windows 8 and my MZ-RH1. I can convert my vinyls and store them on a NAS. Super. Yann

Reijer said...

I can't find a driver for my Net MD walkman MZ-N710. Sonicstage 4.3 isn't working good also. Can't transfer any music to my MD.

Someone a comment or idea?

Anonymous said...

I am curious if you know of a way or can help out in this case. I am running Windows XP 64-bit Professional and am unable to install drivers for an NetMD MZ-N707 Type R Sony MiniDisc player. I have the latest SonicStage but am unable to find drivers that work otherwise. Let me know and thanks.

Matt Pearson said...

Oh this is great! Thanks a lot! It worked great without restarting on my RZ-MH10, so now I can load up discs to play on my MD deck-- yeah, I know it's obsolete, but I like these gadgets :)

j9713'6 said...

i have a MZ N510 minidisc portable recorder, i have sonistage 4.3 installed on my computer, but when i try to connect the MZ N510 doesn´t work... can you help me,

Enrique Oromendia said...

I have solved the connection with my MZ-N910 but when trying to transfer the audio files I get the following message:

It is not possible to transfer the following files because they are recorded by Net MD or another computer

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