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Can't Install Flash Drive

  1. #1


    steven31h Guest

    Can't Install Flash Drive

    I got a new flash drive and when I plug it into my computer the auto
    installation goes, but it searchs the windows update for the flash drive
    software. The flash drive has the start up program in it, but my computer
    doesnt look in the flash drive. I have tried the flash drive on my other
    computer and it works becasue it looks in it. How can i resolve this problem?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Wandering Guest

    Re: Can't Install Flash Drive

    Windows Vista doesn't need a "startup program" on the flash drive, and
    unless that software is specifically Vista compatible, it won't work in any
    event. When Vista pops up a window that it can't find a driver, point it to
    C:\Windows\System32, and it should find one there. Also, depending on the
    other software you have in use at the time, nothing may show on your machine
    when you plug it in and it is properly installed. It doesn't always create a
    shortcut, or pop up an access screen. Look in "Computer" on the Start Orb
    menu and see if it is listed. If so, you are in business.....


    Good luck.

    "steven31h@xxxxxx" <steven31h@xxxxxx@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news:A5E078ED-BF94-4A58-92B4-DFA01A77CB3C@xxxxxx

    >I got a new flash drive and when I plug it into my computer the auto
    > installation goes, but it searchs the windows update for the flash drive
    > software. The flash drive has the start up program in it, but my computer
    > doesnt look in the flash drive. I have tried the flash drive on my other
    > computer and it works becasue it looks in it. How can i resolve this
    > problem?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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