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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 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 the 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 it 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 problems. A 64 Bit driver for the NetMD standard.

Just follow these steps to get your MiniDisc back to work:

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 the Sony's Personal Audio Driver
3. Unpack the zip-file with the drivers to a folder
4. Go to Device Management
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.

80 comments:

Edward said...

Hi. I downloaded the driver and tried to find the driver for my minidisc recorder using device manager, but when directing to the path, it says no driver is found.

I am running Windows 7 x64 and am trying to use the Sony MZ-N707. Thanks!

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.

ArchiVision said...

I feel sorry for you that it's not working. My HiMD MZ-RH1 worked immediately in NetMD mode when I installed the driver. Maybe you need another driver that supports the MZ-N707 an MZ-N510. We will continue searching for a solution for this problem. We will keep in touch.

ArchiVision said...

To Edward: I made a beta version for the MZ-N707. I am not shore it will work but give it a try. Please let me know if it worked. You can download it from this page: NetMD drivers download table for Windows 7 64 bit

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.

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 ?

ArchiVision said...

New 64 bit drivers added, you can find them on: Download NEW NetMD USB-Driver for Windows 7 (64 bit) or Windows Vista (64 bit)

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??

ArchiVision said...

Most of the 32 bit applications like Sonic Stage can run on a 64 bit system. How this work? You can all read it on:
www.techsupportalert.com

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

Anonymous said...

It doesn't seem to work for MZ-NE410. The link at the top of the page is for a 3rd party "driver performer" software - and eventually leads to an offer to sell that software. I must be missing something here - because some of these posts seem to have genuinely found a fix. I have not. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. When I view the device 'manager' (my version of Windows does not refer to it as a 'device manager'), I'm unable tot take the steps instructed above (e.g., right click and manually select drivers). Someone please help me for pete's sake!

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!

Dan said...

Driver downloaded and can now see the and play the tracks on my MZ-N710. But won't transfer them to the PC. Apparently this is a legacy copyright protection bug that can't be rectified. Not sure how come it works for all these people unless they are using the original computer.

Error message
'Unable to transfer the following tracks to My Library because they are recorded
by Net MD or another computer.'

Anonymous said...

Error message

'Unable to transfer the following tracks to My Library because they are recorded
by Net MD or another computer.'

Manos said...

Dear good afternoon from GREECE.I make allthat you describe and I do not have any progress.My mini disc is the MDS-JB980...
best regards from Athens
Emmanuel

Anonymous said...

hi people, seems like you all know much more than me about mds...
i have mds-je780 and i can not find driver for it... anyone have any advice? when i connect md to my comp (windows 7 64bit) it doesn't see it. when i look for new hardware, it doesn't find it at all. help, please... thanx

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Anonymous said...

Works fine MZ-N710 and Windows 7 64 bit. Saves running in XP Mode!

Thanks,
Andy.

Anonymous said...

Dug my old mz-nh1 out of the closet, and your update worked perfectly! Brilliant work mate. Thanks from Canada.

Aaron

Strange Artifact said...

To bad my mz-m510 will not work......

Ananta P das said...

The file you give a link to does not contain netmd760.sys, oly netmdusb.sys, where can I get the driver netmd760.sys and its associated files?

Ananta P das said...

The link you give to download the driver for windows 7 64 bit only contains netmdusb.sys, not netmd760.sys, where can I find netmd760.sys and it's associated files please

Thanks

Andy Hammond

Anonymous said...

Archivision for Noble Price!!
I´m always suspicious on the net, but this worked absolutely wonderful with my MZ-N707... Thanx a lot!

Anonymous said...

Youre awesome Man! Long live the Minidisc!!

Very Thankful!

Marc

Andrew Pollard said...

Great work man, my previous life's worth of live recordings are now available to me on PC. Thank you!!

. said...

Thank you very much.

I have a NetMD MZ-N510,
and Windows 7 ultimate.

It works very well.

YP said...

Thanks a lot! My N1 finally stopped collecting dust! Is there PayPal account where I can send you a gift?

ArchiVision said...

No money needed. Just share my websites to your friends. We are pleased to help people who needs help.

Louis T said...

I have an MZ-N510, but when I plug it into a USB port on either my desktop or my new laptop, it is not recognized, not even to say there is an unidentified device, just no response. I have downloaded the driver listed above, but when I go to device manager, there is nothing showing up. No yellow triangle or anything else. I would love to access my mini-disc recordings but am so frustrated. I have tried all my different usb ports and different usb cables, and nothing gets my N510 recognized. Any help would really be appreciated. I am running windows 7.

Matthew Booth said...

Driver's work great for my MZ-N707. I tried everything and your drivers are the only ones that worked in Windows 7 64bit. Everything including SonicStage works native in Windows 7 64bit.
Thank you for your hard work.

Anonymous said...

What driver rar file do I download for my NET MD MZ-NF520D?

Anonymous said...

any drivers coming out for windows 8 64 bit?

ArchiVision said...

No drivers or are made for Windows 8 (64 bit).
Is there anyone who installed the Windows 7 (64 bit) drivers on a Windows 8 (64 bit) computer with succes? Please let us know iff it failed or not.

Anonymous said...

I use a NZ510 and Windows 7, and your driver worked like a charm. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Took a little work to install the NetMD driver for my MZ-N420D (on an HP Folio 13 running Windows 7 64bit)but once i got through the labyrinth it worked great!

fedore said...

Win7 Ultimate X64
Same problem of Louis T
I have an MZ-N510, but when I plug it into a USB port on either my desktop or my new laptop, it is not recognized, not even to say there is an unidentified device, just no response. I have downloaded the driver listed above, but when I go to device manager, there is nothing showing up. No yellow triangle or anything else. I would love to access my mini-disc recordings but am so frustrated. I have tried all my different usb ports and different usb cables, and nothing gets my N510 recognized.
Please help me

Brian Kucheran said...

I tried installing an MZ-MRH1 to a Windows 8 Pro Platform but got an error message saying a "hash" was missing in a specified file and was either corrupt or tampered with... Any direction on this scenario?

Anonymous said...

I tried installing the 64-bit driver onto a Windows 8 Pro platform for an MZ-MRH1 but got an error message stating that the "hash" is not present in the specified catalog file. The file may be corrupt or tampered with... any direction on this please?

Anonymous said...

Hi all, where can I get Sonic stage 4.3?
Cheers-Jorge

Anonymous said...

Hi Anonymous... look at....thepiratebay.sx/torrent/3670220/SonicStage_4.3_Full_US

Uli Zacharias said...

Hi ArchiVision, Here is the solution for Net MD driver update under windows 8:
1.From the Metro Start Screen, (move your mouse to the bottom-right or top-right-corner of the screen and wait for the pop-out bar to appear) click on settings (The Gear icon).
2.Click ‘Change PC Settings’.
3.Click ‘General’.
4.Scroll down, and click ‘Restart now’ under ‘Advanced startup’.
5.Wait a bit.
6.Click ‘Troubleshoot’.
7.Click ‘Advanced Options’
8.Click ‘Startup Settings’
9.Click Restart.

When your computer restarts, select ‘Disable driver signature enforcement‘ from the list. You can now load your Net-MD driver. Reboot again once the driver is installed and all will be well.


Angel said...

hi, I have purchased a minidisc model Sony MZ-RH1, and i am running on the OS Windows7, what is the best way to get the software needed to run this?

Any links, or comments would be appreciated.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! Now using Windows 7 64 bit on my mac mini and thanks to you, NetMD is working flawlessly.

kaustab roy said...

I am from kolkata ,India. I am new to this forum. I have sony MZ N 420D. got sonic stage 4.3 running on win -7 64 bit .please help. my device manager shows me net md walkman & yellow ! mark. my email address kaustabroy@gmail.com. thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have alternative for Windows 8? I would love to have my MD player working with my Windows 8.

Anonymous said...

This driver has worked brilliantly with my MX NH-700 Sony Walkman. Thanks very much. I thought it was redundant until now.

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