Detect Samsung Galaxy S5 phone on Win XP?

April 26, 2020 at 12:34:45
Specs: Windows XP
Hi guys :), I want to ask you for an advice about my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone.

I have a Win 7 PC and it detects my phone automatically when I connect it with the cable.

I also have an old Win XP PC with no internet connection that I use only for some old games, my XP PC can't detect my phone automatically when I connect it with the cable, it probably doesn't have the drivers needed.
I tried:
SAMSUNG USB Driver for Mobile Phones
SAMSUNG Android USB Device Driver
MTP Porting Kit
SAMSUNG Mobile MTP Device Driver
SAMSUNG Android ADB Interface Driver
- but nothing worked.

From my limited tests the only way my XP PC to detect my phone is to install Windows Media Player 11, maybe there is some other better or more simple method but I don't know about it yet.
I like the default Windows Media Player 9 and I don't like Windows Media Player 11, so I was wondering if there is some way to use or register the Windows Media Player 11 files and drivers without actually installing Windows Media Player 11, and hoping that it would detect my phone.

Is there some way my XP PC to detect my Galaxy S5 phone without installing Windows Media Player 11?

Thanks for your time.


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#1
April 26, 2020 at 13:58:30
When's the last time the XP PC was online? Does it have SP3, IE11 & all the updates that were available up until Microsoft pulled the plug?

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April 27, 2020 at 10:28:25
Hi riider, thanks for replying, last online was around 2014/2015 I think, it has SP3 and most of the updates, but no IE11.

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April 27, 2020 at 13:49:32
I thought XP maxxed out at IE 8.1 but my XP machine is pretty much in mothballs now.

Several years back I was trying to get some phones to be 'seen' by XP. It turned out XP would see a micro SD card in the phone as a drive without any help but wouldn't see the phone itself. To do that it was suggested you needed to download additional software from the phone manufacturer. These were old non-smart phones so things may be different.

Is there other non-driver software available for download on their site? It may not be a driver issue. Or the phone may not show as a drive but as some other external device.


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#4
April 30, 2020 at 03:39:06
Thanks DAVEINCAPS, I appreciate it, I will try to find some other non-driver software on their site and see what I can do.

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