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Unable to install IOMEGA HDD on Vista Home Premium

I actually have an IOMEGA 80 GB external hard disk. It is one of the older models, having an external power adapter. It works fine on XP, but I just bought a new Toshiba M600 with Windows Vista Home Premium. On this system the HDD dosent work. I am also having major problems with printers and SD cards. On the net it says that Vista should have all these drivers, but my laptop dosent seem to, although the Vista is fully updated. Please help. I have searched the internet, asked people but no solutions at all.

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  • rahul_rascal Oct 23, 2007

    hi fire sine,



    i appreciate your effort but obviously I hav already tried that. Ideally an external storage device should not even require a driver. but i found some on the IOMEGA website, still dint work. the problem bet 98 and XP was the file system. 98 used FAT32 while XP used NTFS, is there a similar difference bet XP and VISTA??

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Does this work with Windows 8? The Iomega Discover Home Version 1.17 cannot find it; I have recently purchased a new computer with the 8 operating system. Thanks for any help!

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Vista may require drivers that are not preinstalled. If the drive clearly works on one machine, but not another, its safe to pressume its not the drive. On the VISTA machine, go to the Iomega site and download the driver for vista or usb or whatnot.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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    Keith Seekwhensir Oct 23, 2007

    At the core,they are both identical. Vista is actually written over the xp core with more emphasis on the GUI. Vista also comes with limited firewire support in addition to 64 bit architecture.

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