Nomad Jukebox – Installing Original Windows 98 Support

The Creative’s Nomad Jukebox Zen NX and Xtra supposedly only support 98SE/ME/2000/XP, but it’s still possible to transfer files to your Nomad with Windows 98 First Edition.

The Solution

The solution is shockingly simple. If you try to install Creative Media Source, it’ll tell you your version of Windows is too old. But it’s OK, all is not lost – we don’t need Creative Media Source. All you need is:

  1. The latest Creative Nomad Zen Drivers
  2. Creative Nomad Explorer

Install these, reboot. And you can begin dragging and dropping files to the Nomad Explorer Icon (Or window) which shows on My Computer. A lot of features from Media Source are obviously missing, but to be honest, all most people care about is moving their files onto the Player, and this is a good temporary solution