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Sony Digital 8 Camcorder USB problem

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Anonymous
July 28, 2004 9:32:06 AM

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This camera works fine on my laptop with XP pro. However, when I connect it to my desktop with XP home I get a message that says the USB driver contains an .inf file that is for windows 95 or later and refuses to install. I have tried loading the latest USB drivers from Sony with no luck. Searching Windows help leads me to believe it is a problem with USB compite devices and sld(??) files. I just cannot work out why it works on one system and not the other. Help??
Anonymous
July 30, 2004 12:21:41 AM

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USB is for downloading stills and as such you should just be able to use
windows explorer to do this job without extra drivers. For video use
firewire (ieee1394/i-link)
Graham

"Tony F" <Tony F@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> This camera works fine on my laptop with XP pro. However, when I connect
> it to my desktop with XP home I get a message that says the USB driver
> contains an .inf file that is for windows 95 or later and refuses to
> install. I have tried loading the latest USB drivers from Sony with no
> luck. Searching Windows help leads me to believe it is a problem with USB
> compite devices and sld(??) files. I just cannot work out why it works on
> one system and not the other. Help??
Anonymous
August 4, 2004 11:05:02 AM

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Graham,

Thanks for the reply. I understand that firewire is the better option. However, at the moment I do not have a firewire card. The camera is sold with USB streaming and works with my XP pro computer but not the XP home edition. I just need XP home to recognise the USB driver for this device and everything would be fine. I don't need the higher quality of firewire at the moment.

Tony F

"Graham Hughes" wrote:

> USB is for downloading stills and as such you should just be able to use
> windows explorer to do this job without extra drivers. For video use
> firewire (ieee1394/i-link)
> Graham
>
> "Tony F" <Tony F@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E1B60BD8-0EF4-4035-B1F0-CF0008763E04@microsoft.com...
> > This camera works fine on my laptop with XP pro. However, when I connect
> > it to my desktop with XP home I get a message that says the USB driver
> > contains an .inf file that is for windows 95 or later and refuses to
> > install. I have tried loading the latest USB drivers from Sony with no
> > luck. Searching Windows help leads me to believe it is a problem with USB
> > compite devices and sld(??) files. I just cannot work out why it works on
> > one system and not the other. Help??
>
>
>
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