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Sony Handycam isn\'t recognized by my computers Handycam.

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March 20, 2012 3:39:51 AM

I have two computers. One runs Windows 7 64 bit and one runs Vista. I have a Sony Handycam which I cannot get eith computer to recognize. I have tried all the suggestions I have found online including at Sony's site. The software drivers they tell me to load won't load. It seems that a number of people have been able to get their camcorders recognized by using a firewire, but my computers don't have firewire ports. Seems they went by the wayside when USB 2.0 became broadly available. Anyway, I would like to download the videos I shot to my computer, but don't know what to do at this point. I know I can go to a service and have the content transferred to discs, but it certainly seems there is an answer to this - and I am just missing it. BTW, I have no problem downloading video from cameras that also shoot video. If you have ideas for me, I will appreciate the help. Otherwise, no more using the Handycam.

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March 20, 2012 6:15:22 AM

tuck22 said:
I have two computers. One runs Windows 7 64 bit and one runs Vista. I have a Sony Handycam which I cannot get eith computer to recognize. I have tried all the suggestions I have found online including at Sony's site. The software drivers they tell me to load won't load. It seems that a number of people have been able to get their camcorders recognized by using a firewire, but my computers don't have firewire ports. Seems they went by the wayside when USB 2.0 became broadly available. Anyway, I would like to download the videos I shot to my computer, but don't know what to do at this point. I know I can go to a service and have the content transferred to discs, but it certainly seems there is an answer to this - and I am just missing it. BTW, I have no problem downloading video from cameras that also shoot video. If you have ideas for me, I will appreciate the help. Otherwise, no more using the Handycam.

Have you tried this approach ?
Save the Sony drivers download to desktop.
Uninstall existing driver for device.
Reboot.
When Wizard recognizes new hardware, point to drivers at desktop.
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