Windows 8 laptops don't recognize my external enclosure HDD,while windows 7 does

Windows 8 laptops don't recognize my external enclosure HDD
it is my old laptop's internal 2.5 HDD, that i inserted into external enclosure HDD
In device manager it says "unknown USB device(Linked in compliance mode)

It doesn't show it in My computer or disk management.

When I connect it to my windows 7 desktop pc or laptop , it works just fine.

Anyone knows what can be the problem and what be done here ? Thanks!
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  1. anonymous1 said:
    Does that enclosure need a special driver? what type is it?


    It is AGE Agesar external encosure, 2.5 SATA HDD to USB 3.0

    I tested it on four computers, 2 windows 8 and 2 windows 7.

    I can use it just fine and access my files on 2 windows 7 computers, laptop and desktop, without installing any special drivers, it works just like any other external HDD, but 2 windows 8 laptops don't recognize it
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