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Initial post: Oct 19, 2013 12:55:15 PM PDT
Ralph says:
FYI! After not being able to connect my new Kindle to my computer for over aweek, and working with support. I was playing arround and discovered that if I went into settings/device/ ADB (Disable it) my Kindle connected and the popup asking for drivers for MTP and KINDLE went away. I can now copy my books from my pc to Kindle. Just thought this would help someone.

Posted on Nov 2, 2013 9:48:55 AM PDT
Ralph great post. I have spent countless hours searching for a way to connect to my Windows XP pc. I would never have thought to disable ADB. Thanks for sharing.

Posted on Nov 2, 2013 10:35:25 AM PDT
B. Marks says:
Another solution, although maybe not the better one, is to install Windows Media Player on your XP computer. It has the MTP drivers you need.


In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2013 10:48:28 AM PDT
Ralph says:
I tried that , and it did not work. Thanks, Ralph.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2013 12:28:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 3, 2013 12:32:44 AM PDT
Barryem, here is the link to Microsoft MTP drivers for Windows XP. These are the files that came with Windows Media XP.

I installed the drivers and then rebooted my PC. In the meantime I disabled ADB as described by Ralph and turned off the Kindle, not sleep mode. Hold the power button until you see the prompt to turn off the Kindle.

Once my PC settled down I connected the Kindle and powered it up and it was recognized as a connected storage device. It shows up as "Kindle" my device list. Now I can drag and drop files as easily as any other flash drive.

Please post you results, good or bad. If you have any problems maybe we can help you get it working.

The problem with using Media Player 11 is that you can only sync music or videos and not documents, spreed sheets or any thing else.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2013 7:12:51 AM PST
B. Marks says:
I'm not using XP. I replied to suggest installing Windows Media Player.

In the days when I was using XP Windows Media Player was required to be installed to access MTP devices. From the responses I got that seems to not be the case anymore.


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2013 10:18:07 PM PST
Thanks Ralph! That worked PERFECTLY. I spent hours this evening trying many, many "fixes" from reading countless webpages. In the end it was just disabling ADB that did the trick. Bought it for my sons' Xmas gift this year, and now Santa can load it up with all sorts of cool things. Thanks again!

Posted on Jan 17, 2014 9:59:27 AM PST
In addition to downloading MTP, I had to do the following, with Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 connected via USB but not recognised:
1) Go into Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager
2) Scroll down to find 'Other Devices', 'Android'
3) Right click on Android, select 'Update Driver...'
This launches the Hardware Update Wizard, which then found the newly installed MTP driver. Kindle was then recognised.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2014 4:35:12 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2014 1:50:36 PM PST
G. Brannon says:
Thanks Ralph!
I tried WMP 11 and the Microsoft MTP drivers in an effort to get my Kindle HD to connect with my desktop (XP). I was not successful at this until reading your post about disabling ADB. Once that was done, the two connected straight away.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2014 7:36:15 PM PST
Ralph says:
Good to see that my time posting my resolution has helped others.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2014 4:59:08 PM PST
Andre Segui says:
Hi Ralph, if I go into (in the kindle) Settings/Device it doesn't have anything named ADB. It has About, Storage, Battery % remaining, Show Battery % in status bar, Date & Time, Allow installation of applications, Reset to factory Defaults.
That's it.

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 7:16:56 PM PST
Ralph says:
I have the 7 inch kindle hd.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2014 3:19:38 PM PDT
Nathan says:
Totally worked dude. Thanks so much!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2014 6:15:30 AM PDT
B. Palmer says:
It's in Settings/security.

I think it moved with a system update but I may be wrong

Posted on May 28, 2014 1:58:17 PM PDT
Dwagbur says:
its very likely you dont have the kindle on
an after connected go to the kindle swipe screen
an it will say you can now transfer files from ur puter etc..
it will be drive H: or some like an havea god awful lotta folders in that

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 6:08:01 PM PDT
A. Sanchez says:
Thank you EVERYONE who posted to this discussion. I spent an hour with Amazon's Mayday and the only solution was to upload photos from my camera to the Amazon Cloud. With the recommendations posted here I was finally able to connect my Kindle HDX to my Windows PC computer. GREATLY appreciated!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2014 3:22:02 AM PDT
Chic31 says:
Where do i find Settings to disable ADB plz?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2014 7:58:29 AM PDT
Cheryl Jones says:
i have 2nd generation fire and i found it under settings and then security

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 6:19:50 PM PDT
G. BLAIR says:
Well, looks like I may have found a valid forum, at least. Getting totally frustrated trying to connect my Kindle Fire HD to my WinXP (Sp3) PC. I plug it into the USB port and am prompted to install the MTP and Fire drivers. But I don't have any MTP or Fire drivers and my internet-connected PC can't find any. I have tried installing WMP11, but that didn't change anything - the Kindle is still not visible and the MTP and Fire icons in Device Manager are question marks with yellow/black exclamation marks in them.

I tried installing the WMSDK, which supposedly (per MS) contains the MTP drivers. Neither of the INF files in that package contains hardware signatures recognized by my PC.

Finally, I'm not sure what some of you mean by "ADB". I see nothing called anything like ADB in any of my Settings options (and I've been down them all, multiple times).

Can anybody offer assistance?

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 6:27:48 PM PDT
G. BLAIR says:
MAN, oh MAN. You have to be kidding me. Could Amazon have made this any more puzzling? If you have issues with the MTP or Fire Drivers not working in WinXP - I found the solution by tying together hints from a few sources.

The key is (as mentioned above) to disable ADB. But first you have to FIND that option. I dug about on Android forums until I found the "standard" way to reveal those hidden options. It's a gem!

It is indeed under Settings->Device Options. But it's hidden by default in the newer Kindle Fire HDs. To reveal the "Developer Options" sub-menu, you have to tap seven times on the "Serial Number". If you do this right, then "Developer Options" will appear as an additional sub-menu option at the bottom of the display.

I did that, went into the newly-revealed Developer Options and set "Enable ADB" to OFF.

Instantly, my WinXP PC saw my Kindle Fire. This was never an issue with Win7. But now it works with both! Yay, I am so happy!

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 6:27:56 PM PDT
Cheryl Jones says:
Which fire do you have. There are 3 versions of fire hd

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2014 7:18:09 PM PDT
Ralph says:
The 7 inch kindle fire

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 7:27:37 PM PDT
Cheryl Jones says:
There have been 3 versions. When did you get it. I have the 2012 which has the micro hdmi port. Then they put one out in 2013 with no camera. And they just released one with 2 cameras 3 weeks ago. Amazon really needs to come up with new names.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2014 1:15:32 PM PDT
G. BLAIR says:
Mine's a recent version (earlier this month) - the Kindle Fire HD 7", released on October 2nd. Don't know about the camera(s) - still working my way through other features!

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 2:48:20 PM PDT
Cheryl Jones says:
thanks g blair. i just got my brother the hd 6 and he is very upset xp won't recognize. so i just emailed him with what you found out.
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