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Re: windows vista

If it's a few years old, then probably Vista drivers are not available. Check on the website of the supplier / manufacturer.

I'm afraid Vista will cause a lot of people to buy new hardware because the driver isn't available.

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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Hi there. I see you are having a problem with your USB port for windows Vista. try going to your computer manufacturer website and look up your laptop series for driver downloads. What brand is the laptop? I have a IBM/lenovo ThinkPad T40 with Windows Vista on it and my USB ports work fine. Also how old is your laptop? Because it may have USB 1.0 and not 2.0. Mine is 2.0 and works fine in Vista.

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