How to Install an MP3 Player on a PC

By Stephen Lilley

To transfer music from your computer to an MP3 player, that device must first be installed on your personal computer. This is not nearly as difficult as installing an internal hard drive or internal disc burner as MP3 players are external "plug and play" devices. This means that once connected using the data transfer cable that comes packaged with all MP3 players, your operating system automatically recognizes the device and the installation is completed.

Step 1

Locate the USB cable that came with your MP3 player. All new MP3 players will come with the cable that is needed to connect the device to your computer.

Step 2

Plug one end of the USB cable into your MP3 player. MP3 players typically only have two ports on the actual device itself---one for headphones and the other for the USB cable.

Step 3

Plug the other end of the USB cable into your computer.

Turn on your computer. Wait a few seconds until your desktop loads and Windows informs you that it recognizes your new hardware (the MP3 player) and that it is ready for use. The installation with your PC is complete.