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Need software to run on vista 64bit

Hi all, I've got a Sony superstation External Tape Drive backup unit. I need the software to make it run on Windows Vista. I have some data on tapes I'd like to retrieve from tapes I backed up on when I had a Win98 system. I've moved in the past year after losing almost everything and I only have the drive and no CD to load software from. Thanx for any help Jon Henry

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Re: Need software to run on vista 64bit

If you need to run windows98 in order to access the tape drive get a copy of VMWare server version 1.08 or lesser but not the 2.00 is free.
Under windows xp install the software and create a new virtual machine and load windows 98. I have not tried this for your tape drive but I had a similar problem with a software that will not run under windows xp and i needed to retrieve some information from a scsi tape drive.
i hope this helps.

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Re: Need software to run on vista 64bit

Vista has issues re drivers for older stuff The best you can do is seek out an older machine[a friends] and get the stuff off onto CD.

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