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Installing MPC expansion packs - XPN files (Windows)

So my father bought himself recently a MPC X, but he doesn’t know anything about computers nor installing. Now I am stucking here, installing for test purposes a free expansion pack to his computer and it doesn’t work. Latest software is installed and all the user guides say just drag and drop, but it doesn’t work at all for me. So if anybody know what to do I would highly appreciate it.
Im clearly not a pc expert, so any helpful advice is appreciated even the mist basic things.

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  • Just tried it on a Mac here, and it worked exactly as the instructions at MPC Samples said. I just downloaded the same expansion, and when I dragged the XPN file into the MPC Software it popped up the installer window asking me if I want to import it.
    What did it say exactly when you dropped it in the MPC window?
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  • Hey Peter,

    Thanks for posting!

    Sorry to hear that you are having trouble. MPC Expansions come in a few different formats that each require a different method of installation. When importing a .XPN file, you want to ensure that you have fully extracted the file before dropping it into the MPC Software. As Monotremata demonstrated, the software will prompt you to import the Expansion. If the .XPN file is compressed it will not load in the software.

    This guide covers all the different methods to install and export Expansions:

    How to Install Expansions & Samplepacks into the MPC Live, MPC X, MPC Software & Akai Force

    Give this a try and let us know if you have any questions!

    Thanks for your help, Monotremata!
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