Calamity has been prevented, and justice for woefully underappreciated noughties {hardware} served: Microsoft has fastened a difficulty in Home windows 11 affecting compatibility with the Zune MP3 participant. As The Verge observed within the newest Home windows weblog, Home windows 11’s new Insider Preview construct consists of an update particularly for its long-dead iPod competitor.

Microsoft fastened a difficulty “that was inflicting some challenges in getting the unique Zune drivers to put in in Home windows 11,” the weblog says, “so now it must be simpler to make use of your (completely unsupported and nonetheless discontinued) Zune on Home windows 11.” 

The update is not fairly as random because it may appear, as a result of the Zune lately starred in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as a substitute for Star-Lord’s beloved Walkman. In Might Microsoft launched a video strolling customers by the relatively arcane strategy of getting a Zune to play good with Home windows in 2023; hopefully this new update will make that course of rather a lot easier.

The Zune group on Reddit has reacted effectively to the information.

“Holy ffing shi,” writes Redditor Aggravating-Bake3522.

Redditor _killer_elite_ received much more excited: “CANT FACKEN WAIT !!! GONNA UPDATE MY ZUNE HD ARTIST PROFILES !!!!”

The Home windows weblog notes that the update is presently obtainable within the “Canary” channel of Home windows 11—the least secure, most experimental department—however will “make its approach by the Insider Channels and finally to all Home windows 11 prospects.”