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My usb cable is saying it is not recognized to windows when I plug my digital camera in to download pics. I recently bought a gateway with vista. it worked when I had XP. the camera techs say it is in the computer and vista windows problem.

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The camera tech may be right.

vista has new requirements and specially with drivers from camcorders,cameras...and everything else that requires you to install specific programs and drivers for that to run on a vista.

what you should do is check with your cameras website if they have one, and see if they have new drivers or software that is compatible with windows vsta.

you shouldnt have any problems doing this with XP, but with Vista, thats something else..

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