install WMDC for your device in compatibility mode for vista
drvupdate-amd64.exe drvupdate-x86.exe
right click the installer for your os and choose properties

click the compatibility tab and check run this program in compatibility for and select windows vista in the dropbox if it isnt already

run the installer, it may seem like it didnt do anything but check your start menu and it will be there

if you have the creators update (if unsure assume yes) save this script and run it as admin
run_as_admin.bat
if you are unable to run the program install this as well then reboot
WMDC-Helper.exe
thats all, simply plug in your device and sync away and maybe get some stuff
if you would like to connect to your device over bluetooth (vista and up but this guide was made with windows 10 in mind) follow this