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Won't install program onto my XP or Vista PC from my DCR-TRV140

Ok, I've tried to put the USB cord into both of the PC's using the port in the back of the back of the cam. and all I get is the "found new hardware wizard". Oh, and it's recognized as an unknown USB device) So I continue along with the process and at the end it says "Cannot install this software" and it also says "The hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software."

Please help me with this we have lots of family memories we'd like to put onto the computer... Thanx a lot!

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Did your video camera come with a cd to run on your computer???.......on some things you have to run the cd that comes with it before you are able to hook up your video camera and start uploading videos

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You can try installing the XP drivers. See if that works. But you may have to downconvert back to XP in order to have that connectivity. Sometimes a new OS just plain breaks the connection.

If this doesn't work  The touch screen menu on the camera has a function near the bottom that turns USB Streaming on.Try this.

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