Windows 7 N and HTC phone

I was unable to connect my HTC phone to Windows 7, it was not detecting it properly.
It was showing it as “Android Phone” but after multiple attempts I had no success with driver installation, no access to photos. Installing HTC Sync Manager did not help either.
It turned out that Windows 7 N which is a separate Windows 7 release for European Union is lacking Media Pack which contains necessary bits and pieces.
You have to download Media Pack from Microsoft website, install then restart your system then all should work fine.