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Windows xp does not see HDD on camcorder to download using 2.0 version of HD Writer -- should be 1.0 with this camcorder

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This is not an issue cause if it works on 2.0 it works on 1.0 too ...the other way around is not always a working solution ..
The issue is that the USB connection is for using it in streaming and such ..and you will have to make a firewire connection for download ..If you installed the driver ..and the camera has a firewire connection use it ..and the hdd will be see on my computer as a drive ..or you will have to use a video manager to import from device ...(you can use the windows movie maker...and import from device feature.)
try it and let me know ..If the camera came with a manager software ...install it too and use it ..

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