Believe it or not, I still use my Neuros w/USB 2.0 backpack. Each time I try to get it working on a different PC, I can't remember how to do it so I'm documenting it here so others can benefit as well.
There is no Windows 7 driver for the Neuros, but the USB Mass Storage driver works fine. The problem is that Windows 7 refuses to install it when you manually specify usbstor.inf.
Here's how I got the Neuros to work with the USB Mass Storage Device driver on Windows 7 64-bit:
- Create a new folder to hold a few files.
- Copy %windir%\inf\usbstor.inf and usbstor.PNF to the new folder.
- Copy %windir%\system32\drivers\USBSTOR.SYS to the new folder.
- In Device Manager, locate the unidentified device, right-click on it and select Properties.
- Click on the Details tab and select the Compatible Ids option from the drop-down list.
- Right-click on the first value and select Copy. (For me, the value was "USB\Class_08&SubClass_06&Prot_06".
- Edit the usbstor.inf file in the new folder
- In the [Generic...] section, add a new line that looks just like the others, only paste the Id you copied instead of using an existing Id.
- Save the file.
- In Device Manager, right-click on the unidentified device and select Update Driver Software...
- Click on Browse my computer for driver software.
- Click the Browse... button and select the new folder you created.
- Continue through the wizard to complete the installation.
After going through this process, I am able to sync music to my Neuros from Windows 7 using NDBM
If there's an easier way, please let me know.