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I cannot transfer from Canon ZR500 to my DELL computer with Vista

I have the same problem. I had an HP computer with Windows XP and never had an issue. We would just plug the camcorder into the computer, via USB cord and away it would go! Now I have a DELL with Vista and nothing happens when we try to transfer out tapes to the computer. Is it a driver issue? If so, how can I obtain a free download of the driver I need to get my tapes to my computer? Can you help me?

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