The ‘Zune’ Archives
Posted January 10, 2011 by

Zune HD: How to Sync Device with a Mac

Here’s how to sync your Zune HD with an Mac, no virtualization, no other computers necessary. A huge bonus is that you can sync your device to your iTunes library (excluding DRM protected media).

Category Apple Mac, Zune

Posted December 15, 2009 by

How to Install the Zune Software on Windows Server 2008

If you try to install the Zune software on a machine running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, you will soon find out that it is an unsupported operating system. There’s a simple way around this.

Category Zune

Posted November 24, 2009 by

Zune 4.0 – Installing Zune software without checking for windows updates or without an internet connection

Microsoft’s Zune software is a very good media player and the latest 4.0 update really adds some nice features. However, as with most Microsoft products, the Zune installer will check to see if your Windows Updates are enabled and then continue installing. This check prevents corporate or offline users the ability to install the new Zune 4.0 software. Most corporate networks have policies setup to PREVENT Windows Updates from running since updates can break corporate/enterprise setups.

Category Zune

Posted September 30, 2009 by

Zune HD: Internet Browser Tips

The Zune HD comes with its own web browser for surfing the internet when the device is connected to a wireless network. The fullscreen browser is based on Internet Explorer Mobile 6 and offers multitouch functionality. Here are some tips for using your Zune HD for surfing the web.

Category Zune

Posted September 28, 2009 by

Zune HD: How To Reinstall Device Firmware Without Deleting Content

If your Zune HD is frequently having issues or coughing up nasty errors, it may need the firmware reinstalled. By using this method, you can reinstall the firmware without deleting your current content.

Category Zune

Posted September 26, 2009 by

Zune HD: How To Reset The Accelerometer

When you use the web browser or view images, the Zune HD changes the display from portrait to landscape when the player is rotated. If the device fails to change the display orientation, the accelerometer needs to be reset. This can be done by following a few simple steps.

Category Zune

Posted September 26, 2009 by

Zune HD: How To Restart The Device

If your Zune HD locks up or fails to respond, you will need to reset your device. This should also be tried if you receive error messages about missing items or when an application fails to perform correctly.

Category Zune

Posted September 25, 2009 by

Zune HD: How to Pin Media, Apps, Radio Presets and Bookmarked Favorites to Quickplay

Tapping the background on the homescreen will bring up Quickplay. Quickplay allows you quick access to radio stations, apps, music, video, pictures and even bookmarked sites.

Category Zune

Posted September 24, 2009 by

Zune HD: How to Turn the Device Off

Even though the Zune HD has a power button, simply pressing it will not turn the device off. To turn off your Zune HD and preserve your battery, follow these steps.

Category Green computing, Zune

Posted September 24, 2009 by

Zune HD: How to Locate the Device’s MAC Address

If your wireless router uses MAC filtering, you will need to know the MAC address of your device so that it may connect to the internet.

Category Zune

Posted September 24, 2009 by

Zune HD: How To Change the Background

If you want to customize the look of your Zune HD, you can change the background to any pre-synced pictures on your Zune. To do this, follow this Tech-Recipe.

Category Zune

Posted September 18, 2009 by

Zune 4.0: Prevent Software From Sending Your Usage Data

By default, the Zune 4.0 software sends the software usage data to Microsoft as part of their Zune Experience Program. If you want to keep your usage private, you can disable this by doing the following.

Category Zune