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  1. NL520's Avatar
    Had no problem connecting 520 (RM-915, AT&T GoPhone) to WXP+SP3, W7, or W8.
    If a password is set up for the lock screen, remember to enter it after connecting 520 to the PC/laptop.
    Before entering the password: the File Explorer would only display an empty "Windows Phone" with no contents.
    After entering the password: folders "Phone" and "SD card" (if installed) should show up.
    Last edited by NL520; 10-04-2013 at 03:08 PM.
    09-26-2013 05:49 PM
  2. Filipedez's Avatar
    I have this same problem... win XP+SP3 only recognizes my lumia as a scanner or something. I can navigate through the files but they are "empty" and i cant copy musics or other files to it...
    i'd appreciate any help :/
    09-30-2013 01:42 PM
  3. Ipostaze's Avatar
    Finally, after 3 hours at the verge of a nervous breakdown I've got this right.
    For some dubious reason Win XP recognized the Lumia 520 as a camera, not a phone. It was listed in device manager under imaging devices, so I could only transfer pictures and no other file types were supported. So I plugged the phone to computer via USB cable, I went to device manager -> imaging devices -> Lumia 520, right click and Uninstall. Unplugged the phone and plugged again and Windows XP recognized the d*mn phone as RM914 - Lumia 520. Then I had acces to both phone and SD card and I could transfer any type of files.
    Easy peasy - NOT!
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    10-04-2013 05:27 AM
  4. NL520's Avatar
    Just wondering if the problem is specific to a 520 model/type or a WP/firmware version. Mine is an AT&T GoPhone (Model 520.2, Type RM-915, that came with WP8.0.10327.77 [aka GDR2], Firmware 3043.... [aka Amber]) and has no problem connecting to WXP+SP3, W7, or W8. What are the model/type and the WP/firmware version of the 520 that is having the problem?
    Last edited by NL520; 10-04-2013 at 08:15 PM.
    10-04-2013 03:31 PM
  5. Patchlogan's Avatar
    Also my Win 7 PC doesn't detect lumia 520
    First mistakenly i thought Zune app is the solution, but its'not. Since Zune are meant for XP
    I already install "WindowsPhone" and still doesn't work,
    change usb connection to the back port, still doesn't work.
    already Ask to service center, IT guy there try to connect my lumia 520 to his laptop, still doesn't work. so he give up.

    Please somebody tell me what's going on and how to fix this. it has been 4 month since i bought it.
    10-09-2013 01:35 AM
  6. Nandakumar Chavan's Avatar
    hi i have Pentium 4 computer and win XP i m unable to connect to my lumia, when attach the usb cable it start charging and two windows pop up one says camera connected next one says new found hardware wizard and lumia appears in scanners and camera section in "my computer", need help please
    10-16-2013 12:51 AM
  7. jason761850's Avatar
    I had been looking answer couple days for this issue, finally solved. It do work and easy.

    I lost the link to web site, it is in chinese and I translated it from Chinese to English. Hope it can help most of people.

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    The method to install MTP Device (Absolutely working)

    The software for most update in Windows SP3 is WMP11. Most people with new WIN XP installation are with WMP11. It will be easy to install MTP Device for those people.
    Some problems will be found when using such system. If you have problem to install MTP Device, please follow 3 steps to solve your problem.

    Step 1: Uninstalled WMP11 by
    a. C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallWMFDist11$\spuninst\spuninst.exe
    b. C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallwmp11$\spuninst\spuninst.exe
    c. Restart compupter

    Step 2. Install WMP11
    a. Download WindowsMedia Player v11.exe (official version)
    b. Installtion of WMP11 will check your WIN XP system is formal version. If yes, please insall it directly.
    c. If Not, please follow
    (1) Make sure you have WinRAR software.
    (2) Decompress WMP11 to one file holder.
    (3) Execute umdf.exe、wmdbexport.exe、wmfdist11.exe、wmp11.exe sequentially, then restart computer, WMP11 will be installed sucessfully.

    Step 3.
    a. Open device manager
    b. Double click MTP device with exclamation mark.
    c. Select to update driver
    d. Select 3rd item, not to search
    e. Select 1st item to install automatically
    f. After finish, all done !

    Good Luck !

    Jason Yang

    Note:

    1. I'm not sure what the difference of WMP11 between Chinese version and other languages, so please make sure everything is right in step c (3).
    2. The result is you can find the Mobile phone in "My Computer" and you can access it as harddisk or removeable disk, My phone is Nokia 520.
    3. All other software maybe not good to work with Windows Phone 8, some of files in Windows Phone 8 cannot be accessed.
    11-06-2013 03:05 AM
  8. impratick's Avatar
    first install .net framework 4.5 and install zune, it works!!

    Sent from my RM-914_im_india_269 using Tapatalk
    11-06-2013 11:01 AM
  9. Raghul Vijay's Avatar
    This is very basic and simple. Firstly, install this driver:go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=71641&/umdf.exe,
    Update To WINDOWS XP SP3 : Download Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers from Official Microsoft Download Center
    And Install Windows Media Player 11: Download Windows Media Player from Official Microsoft Download Center
    Then reboot.
    After rebooting the device should be connecting properly. BUT IF IT DOES NOT
    go to control panel, click SYSTEM. Then go to the HARDWARE tab. Then Click DEVICE MANAGER.
    In Device Manger go to the IMAGING DEVICES TAB. And look for your phone.Eg: Nokia Lumia 520
    then right click on it and press UNINSTALL DRIVER. Finally click on the Button on the top which as a icon of a computer and a magnifying glass infront of it. The computer will check for hardware changes and your Phone will 100% connect successfully. If you get a window asking to install driver, IGNORE it.
    Good Luck
    11-26-2013 03:37 AM
  10. verben labrador's Avatar
    Not really, I've also had problem with it on Win XP SP3 + WMP 10. There is only one solution. you have to access device manager via My Computer, change its status from Camera to Portable MTP Device or something like that, and then download and install it http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=71641&/umdf.exe + set it manually as a driver to this (Portable MTP Device - your Lumia) device. reboot computer and it should be okay now.
    Hi, Sir. I'm trying to follow your advice, but I don't know how to change the status from camera to MTP device. I've been searching in the device manager but can't seem to find it. I can see the Windows Phone Icon from my computer and I can also access its folders, but the main problem is I can't install the software that pops out every time I connect my 520 to PC, its called RM 912| 520 something like that, and I also tried to open the link you provided and it seems its already installed in my PC, can't also connect it through Nokia PC Suite, says it's in non-compatible mode. I Hope you can help me regarding with my problem, Sir.
    12-23-2013 06:05 AM
  11. Lead Sharp's Avatar
    my 520 was syncing fine with xp till yesterday, now xp thinks it's a cam and so far NO one has been any help to any one.
    01-02-2014 12:24 PM
  12. kevdogg3291's Avatar
    my 520 was syncing fine with xp till yesterday, now xp thinks it's a cam and so far NO one has been any help to any one.
    I tried all the advice here, and my XP machine still recognizes my phone as a camera only.
    01-03-2014 09:58 AM
  13. Ambrish Ambekar's Avatar
    Answer in below link worked out for me..
    How do I connect a Nokia Lumia 520 to windows XP?
    Hope it helps.
    01-14-2014 12:50 AM
  14. Jatin Joshi1's Avatar
    Right click on My Computer icon on desktop, select manage. Under device manager you will find option imaging device, Under imaging device you will find Lumia 520. Right click on Lumia 520 and select update driver. Once the driver is updated restart your pc and then you are good to go. Your phone will be displayed at MTP and you can access all files on phone thru PC.
    02-19-2014 02:21 AM
  15. PovilasB's Avatar
    Right click on My Computer icon on desktop, select manage. Under device manager you will find option imaging device, Under imaging device you will find Lumia 520. Right click on Lumia 520 and select update driver. Once the driver is updated restart your pc and then you are good to go. Your phone will be displayed at MTP and you can access all files on phone thru PC.
    Follow Jatin Joshi1 advice and if you are unable to install the driver for some reason(mine prob was modified windows xp version) just download User-Mode Driver Framework : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=71641&/umdf.exe
    I installed it and whithout reboot pc recognised my Lumia 520 as mobile phone. Solution originally was for Galaxy tab Galaxy TAB P3100. Could it be universal?
    SAMSUNG GALAXY PROBLEM AND SOLUTION: connecting samsung Galaxy TAB P3100 to window xp
    03-03-2014 02:20 PM
  16. annu khan's Avatar
    please tell me how u sync your lumia 520 via usb in xp
    03-06-2014 03:25 AM
  17. Mohd Danish Iraqui's Avatar
    Finally got the Solution.
    If your Windows Phone Detects as Camera Instead of MTP Mode then follow steps below.
    Go to Device Manager - Imaging Device - Driver Tab- Update Driver- install from a list or specific location(Advanced) - click Don't Search. i will choose driver to install - then click next - now you will see MTP Device Driver - Click on MTP Device and Update. Now your Windows XP detects Windows Phone as MTP Device.

    Let me know if its worked for you.
    Last edited by Mohd Danish Iraqui; 03-26-2014 at 02:18 AM.
    03-26-2014 01:37 AM
  18. Mohd Danish Iraqui's Avatar
    I tried all the advice here, and my XP machine still recognizes my phone as a camera only.
    Finally got the Solution.
    If your Windows Phone Detects as Camera Instead of MTP Mode then follow steps below.
    Go to Device Manager - Imaging Device - Driver Tab- Update Driver- install from a list or specific location(Advanced) - click Don't Search. i will choose driver to install - then click next - now you will see MTP Device Driver - Click on MTP Device and Update. Now your Windows XP detects Windows Phone as MTP Device.

    Let me know if its worked for you.
    Last edited by Mohd Danish Iraqui; 03-26-2014 at 02:18 AM.
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    03-26-2014 01:44 AM
  19. raycpl's Avatar
    My laptop XP (+SP3) only see the 920 as a camera
    Your tip certainly solved the problem..(ie, removing it as Imaging Device, then reboot)
    Strange, I did not encounter anything like this on any other XP machine.... I guess the laptop had some conflict issues I wasnt aware of.


    Finally, after 3 hours at the verge of a nervous breakdown I've got this right.
    For some dubious reason Win XP recognized the Lumia 520 as a camera, not a phone. It was listed in device manager under imaging devices, so I could only transfer pictures and no other file types were supported. So I plugged the phone to computer via USB cable, I went to device manager -> imaging devices -> Lumia 520, right click and Uninstall. Unplugged the phone and plugged again and Windows XP recognized the d*mn phone as RM914 - Lumia 520. Then I had acces to both phone and SD card and I could transfer any type of files.
    Easy peasy - NOT!
    03-26-2014 03:24 AM
  20. Abi_singh_1995's Avatar
    The windows phone 8 or the comming windows phone 8.1 only supports windows 7 or 8 or 8.1 . So in order to be able to connect and do stuff in ur mobile phone you must have a windows 7\8\8.1 os.
    03-26-2014 07:49 AM
  21. petecal's Avatar
    I can access the files on my 521 just fine, right out of the box. The problem is the Windows XP New Hardware Wizard pops up and insists on running. It can't find any drivers and gives me all kinds of warnings.

    No problem, just a PITA.
    04-27-2014 11:03 AM
  22. dominicnithin's Avatar
    Microsoft Update Catalog


    install drivers in the above site for lumia 520 rm-914 in windows 7.

    *use internet explorer to browse the site..
    05-02-2014 09:46 AM
  23. nkotsiopoulou's Avatar
    Many many thanks!!!!!!!!!!!It worked!!!!!
    06-07-2014 06:51 AM
  24. Samantha Leavitt's Avatar
    So i've read through this whole damn thing and still have no solution. I have xp sp3 and wmp 10 and not only is the computer not finding my phone, but its not showing up as a device at all. if i could get it to show up as a camera or external storage i could mess with the drivers and fix it but its not even giving me that. it charges my phone and thats about it. the computer detects the device, attempts to find software, fails and thats it. Please Help!
    10-09-2014 12:16 PM
  25. johnhere's Avatar
    I have a theory that a lot of problems people have with XP SP3 are because when they did the Windows Update to SP3 from SP2 they didn't get all the software. SP3 is about 300 mb, the update I got originally was a lot less and I uninstalled it because it gave me sound card problems. Someone else I know with SP3 can't access the newer SD cards, which I can do on SP3. When I updated with the complete SP3 only last year everything worked a lot better. My XP does recognize the Lumia 520. I think it helps if you have the phone switched off when you plug it in too. I wish there was a way to write programs for the phone on XP though.
    Last edited by johnhere; 10-18-2014 at 10:40 AM.
    10-18-2014 10:29 AM
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