When I tried updating the firmware in MTP mode, I got a warning message that the file wasn’t recognized (or something like that) and asked if I wanted to allow, skip, or cancel. So I cancelled. In retrospect, I’m thinking that you’re supposed to allow the file to copy over anyways. If that is the case, then the fact that you get that error message/warning first really should be included in the instructions on updating the firmware, so users know that it’s okay to allow the file to copy over.
So instead, I changed the mode of the player to MSC and the Clip was recognized by my computer (Windows XP SP2) as a USB device and I dragged/dropped the update over and the player was updated. I then changed the USB mode back to MTP, and I seemed good to go.
However, my biggest concern is once I copied over the update file, I got a Windows popup message that my computer needed to be restarted in order for the new software (or something) to be completely installed. WHA–?! I chose not to restart at that time – but I eventually restarted my computer. I saw no difference or no new program loading when it restarted (not that you’d necessarliy would, as you don’t see anything usually when you do Windows Updates, for example).
This has me a bit freaked out. I’m kind of guessing/assuming that it was really referring to the Clip that needed to restart, but was somehow recognized by my computer as if an update to my OS or something had happened, so I got that message to restart to complete whatever – but in reality, nothing happened. Does that seem right?
Or does the Clip actually install something on your computer when you attach it in MSC mode for the first time and update the firmware that way?
Or is something bad going on here?
Please help! Thanks!