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Software upgrades My laptop has windows vista and everytime i try to install the camcorder driver into the laptop is gives me an error message. the driver installation device is missing a necessary entry. This may be because the INF was written for Windows 95 or higher. I am thinking my camcorder would need a software upgrade but i'm not sure where i am going from there. HI I GOT A NEW TOSHIBA LAPTOP(WINDOWS VISTA) I FAILD TO INSTALL MY CAMCORDER (HITASHI DZ-MV380A)

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You will need to contact Hitachi to fix this one. The camcorder driver will probably work in Windows XP but not in Vista.

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