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I bought a iomega external hard drive from future shop a few months ago. I was using windows XP. I recently bought a windows vista. It does not recognize this external hard drive. It is asking for drivers. Serial number is J6BH49B963.

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Do you have a drive for your external hard drive when you bought it? windows vista is very delicate operating system. some manifacture products can't not be recognized by windows vista.

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Log on to your computer as an administrator.
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Click OK again.

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