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Nothings compatible i bought my new laptop with vista pre-installed, but on this laptop,(unlike my old laptop, without vista) i can't put any music on my phone or mp3 player, it doesn't recognise when i plug them into it, i'm frustrated at listening to the same music all the time, but can't figure out how to fix it. help!

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There can be many possibilities and fixes to this problem. If your PC is Vista Home Basic, many drivers will not be automatically installed. In this case, you must go to google and look for vista-compatible drivers for your phone. Just search something like "Razr V3c Vista Drivers".

The other problem could be and most likely is: the drivers arn't compatible with Windows Vista. Most of these phone programs were created before Vista was even announced, so they don't have compatibility. Again, search google or your phone manufacture's website for more updated drivers.

The last problem could be a bad connection between the phone and the PC, or the phone is already "registered" to your last PC, in which case you must take it to the store and get it "unregistered", but that is rare.

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