While downloading a Zune from your Windows device, you received a notification saying “your device does not meet the system requirements”. Now in this case you need to compare your system to the minimum requirements.
And, below in this article, we are going to share with you the system requirements for Zune software. So that you can compare the requirements. But first, why not read a bit about Zune software:
What is Zune software
Zune is media management software for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 (including 8.1) that works as a complete media player application with a library, interface to Zune Marketplace, and media streaming server . The software is used to sync with all devices that have Zune functionality, including Zune 4, 8, 16, 30, 80, 120, Windows Phone 7, and Microsoft Kin. Zune devices work exclusively with Zune and Marketplace software. Zune software applies many design principles from Microsoft’s Metro design language.
Where you can use Zune software
Although it can still be downloaded from the Windows Phone website for use with sync for Windows Phone 7 devices. Devices using Windows Phone 8 now use the Windows Phone app to sync files. Zune software’s role as a music and video player and streaming service has been replaced by Xbox Music and Xbox Video
System requirements and recommendations for Zune software
To run Zune software, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) or a later version of Windows. You can download SP3 for Windows XP here.
To get the most out of Zune Music + Video software, your computer must meet the following system specifications:
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM for a 32-bit system or 2 GB of RAM for a 64-bit system
- broadband internet connection
To wirelessly sync your Zune device with your computer, you must be connected to a Wi-Fi network.
To note: If you are having trouble installing the Zune software on your computer and you are using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, try the solution you share below:
“Error Message:” Zune software does not support Windows Service Pack 2 “page.
To resolve this issue, download the Zune software, update your computer’s compatibility mode, and then reinstall the Zune software.
1. On your computer, download the Zune software.
2. At dialog box at the bottom of your screen, click or tap the downward pointing arrow next to to safeguard, click or tap Save as, then save the file to your desktop.
3. From your desktop, right click or drag the ZunePackage.exe to file.
4. In the drop-down list, click or tap Properties.
5. Click or tap the Compatibility tongue.
6. Under Compatibility mode, click or tap to select the Run this program in compatibility mode for check box.
7. Click or tap the down arrow, and then select your operating system.
8. Uncheck the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode for.
9. Click or tap To apply, then Okay.
10. You can now install your Zune software. To start, double-click or swipe the ZunePackage.exe file on your desktop.
11. A series of dialog boxes will appear. Click or tap To run, click or tap Yes, click or tap I accept, then click or tap and To install.
12. When you see Software installation complete in the Zune dialog box, the software is installed.
Credits and source: Xbox and Wikipedia support
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