Quick Start Guide
How to Install the Bundled Software
How to Use the Player
1 Connect the player to your computer.
USB cable (supplied)
2 Select the following order with the computer.
Select [start] - [My Computer] or [Computer] - [WALKMAN] -
3 Double-click [Setup.exe].
The install wizard appears.
When you execute [Setup.exe], the [Setup.exe] file and [Install]
folder stored in the [Storage Media] folder of the player are copied
to your computer for backup, and WALKMAN Guide and Content
Transfer are installed to your computer.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions.
After executing [Setup.exe], the WALKMAN Guide shortcut appears
on the desktop of your computer.
With the player connected to your computer, when installation of
bundled software is completed, Content Transfer starts
5 Double-click (WALKMAN Guide) on the
desktop to start the WALKMAN Guide.
For details on transferring music, etc., refer to the User Guide
included in the WALKMAN Guide.
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Please check the items in the package.
USB cable (1)
Use when connecting the player to the cradle (not supplied), etc.
Quick Start Guide (this manual)
The software is stored in the built-in flash memory of the player, and includes the
User Guide, etc.
For details on how to install, refer to “How to Install the Bundled Software (User
About Windows Operating System and
Windows Media Player
Make sure that the OS is Windows XP (Service Pack 3 or later), Windows Vista*
(Service Pack 1 or later) or Windows 7*
, and the installed Windows Media Player
version on your computer is 11 (Windows XP/Windows Vista) or 12 (Windows 7).
For details about usage or support on Windows Media Player, refer to Windows
Media Player information from the following web site:
[Compatibility mode] for Windows XP is not supported.
How to Use the Player
OPTION/PWR OFF button
Charging the Battery
The player’s battery is recharged while the player is connected to a running
Turning the Player On and Off
To turn on Press any button.
To turn off Press and hold the OPTION/PWR OFF
You can start the WALKMAN Guide and Content Transfer from the [start] menu
(displayed by clicking [start]).
If you delete the [Setup.exe] file and [Install] folder in the player by formatting the built-
in flash memory of the player, copy this data from the [Backup] folder on the computer
to your player. Then connecting the player to the computer to be installed, follow the
above procedure from step 1 to install.
The backup data is preserved in the following [C] drive on your computer by the default
C:\Program Files\Sony\WALKMAN Guide\NWZ-E450\Backup
What can you do with the WALKMAN Guide ?
The WALKMAN Guide includes the following items:
The following contents can be viewed in your web browser.
Details on how to use the player
How to use software to transfer content to the player
Customer Registration Link
Customer Support Link
Other useful Links
Includes link information, etc., on the download site.
The bundled items differ depending on the country/region of purchase.
After executing [Setup.exe] you can use the free space in the [Storage Media] folder
more effectively by formatting the built-in flash memory of the player. To format the
built-in flash memory of the player, see “To initialize (format) the player” on the
Three Ways to Transfer Music
From CDs, etc., using Windows Media Player
, etc., using Content Transfer
Content Transfer supports data transfer from iTunes 9.0 to the player.
By drag-and-drop using Windows Explorer
For details on transferring music, videos, photos or podcasts, refer to the User
Guide. The User Guide can be readily viewed from the WALKMAN Guide.
About Media Go software
If you are using Media Go with your PSP
Portable) or Sony Ericsson
mobile phone, you can transfer data from Media Go to the player if you have
updated Media Go to the latest version (version 1.5 or later).
How to Install the Bundled Software (User Guide included)
Go to song
How to use the Home menu
The Home menu appears when you press and hold the BACK/HOME button. The
Home menu is the starting point to play audio, search for songs, changing settings,
From the Home menu, you can select the desired item on the screen by using the 5-
Return to the previous screen.
About the manuals
In addition to this Quick Start Guide, this model is accompanied by the User
Guide (HTML document) which you can view from the WALKMAN Guide.
For details, refer to “How to Install the Bundled Software (User Guide