For owners of Walkman W series, we offer NWZ-W274S firmware update program to the latest version 1.01.
Please read carefully the following instructions.
* This update utility is not necessary if your Walkman has already been updated to firmware version 1.01. by the automatic firmware update function.
[Contents of the update]
Improvement of the issue where the WALKMAN may not properly start up or play back.
The owners of the target product whose firmware version should be 1.00
[How to confirm the Model and the Firmware version]
Please confirm the Model and the Firmware version from the steps below.
Connect the Walkman to your computer by using the USB cradle (supplied).
On your computer, check “information.txt” in the [WALKMAN] folder.
The “information.txt” contains the following information.
01: Model name
02: Memory capacity
03: Firmware version
Confirm the Model and the Firmware version.
[Target PC environments]
- Windows 10(Added on Mar.2 2017)
- Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
- Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
- Windows 7 Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or later)
- Windows 7 Professional (Service Pack 1 or later)
- Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1 or later)
- Windows 7 Home Basic (Service Pack 1 or later)
- Windows 7 Starter (Service Pack 1 or later)
- Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 2 or later)
- Windows Vista Business (Service Pack 2 or later)
- Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 2 or later)
- Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 2 or later)
- macOS™ v10.8〜10.12(Revised on Mar.2 2017)
Not supported by OSs other than above.
[Compatibility mode] for Windows XP (included with Windows Vista and Windows 7) is not supported.
* Hardware requirements
1 GHz or higher
1 GB or more (32-bit OS) / 2 GB or more (64-bit OS)
When upgrading, the unit is needed to have a free space about 30MB.
Please confirm the free space.
If there is not enough free space in the built-in flash memory, transfer any unnecessary data back to the computer to increase free space.
Please transfer all tracks and data from the unit to the computer in advance, since the tracks and data may be lost when upgrading as they are remained on the unit.
We cannot guarantee in case the tracks and the data are damaged or deleted by this update.
- The update program download is started by clicking “Download” button on the bottom of this announcement.
- After completion of the download, connect your units to your PC by USB cradle (supplied)
- Quit all software running on your PC.
- Double click the saved file, and work by following displayed massages.
* Please do not disconnect the unit from the PC during upgrading.
- When the message of completing upgrading is displayed, click [Finish] button.
When downloading the program and upgrading the firmware, log on to the computer with the administrator name or with any name which belongs to the administrator.
If you are Windows 7 user or Windows Vista user, “Windows needs your permission to continue” message appears in the User Account Control dialog box. Click [Continue] to proceed, and follow the announcements.
Please confirm the version when the update program is installed successfully with following [How to confirm the Model and the Firmware version] steps.
The update program installation is succeeded when Firmware version is shown “1.01”..
[Errors during update]
* In case the PC show as “The update data file cannot be transferred because there is not enough available disk space in the device.”
Delete some songs in the unit, or transfer to PC to available disk space more than 30MB. Then, start to update, again.
* In the case the PC show as “The software update of the NWZ-W274S device to version 1.01 timed out.
The update may have failed. Click [Finish]. Follow the [Update procedure] and retry to update.
- for Windows -
- for Mac -
[Contact outside Japan]
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