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    Default Can't see from Windows 8

    I have upgraded to Windows 8, but can't see my Nexus when I plug it in.

    Does anyone know what I need to change to get this visible add removable storage?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: Can't see from Windows 8

    Same with each USB socket? If it is, and you know your W8 has all updates, I'd look for drivers. Where did you buy your N7?

    Did it come up in W7 or whichever OS you had before?
    Mike

    UK

    2012 Nexus 7 on 4.4
    2013 Nexus 4 on 4.4
    2013 Chromecast
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    fwiw, I have two windows 8 machines and everything worked out of the box.
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    Default Re: Can't see from Windows 8

    Thanks guys. I will try a different USB socket. Good to know it worked for someone out of the box!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: Can't see from Windows 8

    Worked fine with my Windows 8 as well. Let us know if you get it to work.
  6. Thread Author  Thread Author    #6  

    Default Re: Can't see from Windows 8

    Got it working.

    I think the root cause was that windows media player was not installed (I am in Europe so it is not installed by default).

    I then removed the android ADB drivers that I had added, removed the flash drive in device manager, and reconnected the Nexus. At that point it was re-detected, and windows 8 asked me what to do with it (open in explorer in my case).

    All appears fine now!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: Can't see from Windows 8

    Bizarre. What led you to think there could be a connection to the lack of WMP?

    Well done for sorting it though.
    Mike

    UK

    2012 Nexus 7 on 4.4
    2013 Nexus 4 on 4.4
    2013 Chromecast
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    Default Re: Can't see from Windows 8

    That actually makes perfect sense. MTP is the protocol that WMP uses to transfer to media players that are advertised to use WMP as the media manager (same analogy as iTunes and iPod). It would have never occurred to me that a) MTP would be tied to WMP and that b) WMP wasn't installed, but it does make sense.
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    Default Re: Can't see from Windows 8

    Thank you EU competition bureau...
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