You got new Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Fire 2. You might want to transfer files like music, photos, videos to it via USB. If you connect your Kindle to Windows XP computer, you might notice your Kindle is not recognized by the computer. It does not show up in “My Computer” as a drive.
If you have newer version of Windows OS like Window Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, you should be able to connect Kindle Fire to computer via USB and transfer files easily. But If you are using Windows XP, you need to make sure you have correct driver MTP (Media Transfer Protocol).
Kindle Fire HD/2 uses Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) to transfer files between Computer & It. Newer versions of Windows have it built in.
How to fix Kindle Fire HD/2 file transfter via USB
1. If you are using Windows XP 32 bit OS, you need to make sure you have Windows Media Player 11. If you don’t have it, download it from Microsoft site. It is free. You need to have Windows XP SP2 or Windows XP SP3 before you can install it.
2. If you have Windows XP 64 bit, You need to install 64 bit version of Windows Media Player 11 from Microsoft site.
Also, read how to transfer mp3 songs, iTunes playlists to Kindle Fire HD