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Wireless-G USB 2.0 adaptor stops midway through installation

Brand-new computer with Vista. Installing the adaptor by the instruction booklet. Evrything goes fine until prompted to insert the adaptor. We do this, and click next.

The instructions say that "Windows will discoever the adaptor and continue the software installation process" and that we should "follow the Windows prompts to complete the software installation"

After hitting NEXT, the SmartWizard window closes, and nothing happens.

We wait, and, wait, and wait. We tried uninstalling and re-doing the installation many times.


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Re: Wireless-G USB 2.0 adaptor stops midway through...

Are you sure the adapter is VISTA compliant? Some are, some are not. BPCS

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