Generally speaking I like Vista. I think that as a system for my main laptop machine it works really OK. I haven’t any hardware or BSOD problems till now (except problem with connecting my Canon SLR camera – BTW Canon has released updated drivers for Vista), maybe I was just lucky. However from time to time I had a problem with connecting USB storage devices. Some of them were not recognized and stays in the system as unknown devices, while some of them were working perfectly. It wasn’t a huge problem so I haven’t bothered myself with it much. Until today …
Maybe it’s hard to believe but today I’ve got the situation in which I had to copy few gigs of data (three virtual machines) and there was no network, nobody has DVD – only solution was USB external drive, and of course it wasn’t recognized by my system. So I had to find a solution.
If You will run into such problem You can try to do following:
- Plug Your device and cancel installation wizard.
- Go to Device manager, select device and choose to update driver
- Select option to show driver location and choose %systemroot%\system32, make sure to select sub-folder search option
- Enjoy Your device.
Annoying bug? Maybe, I hope it will get fixed.
BTW if we are on Vista tips. Few days ago Dean has shared on ActivDir.org list a tip how to create folder with all network connection within your start menu in Vista. You want to have a folder instead of Connect To option – just go and create folder named:
within Start menu on your file system. “Network connection” part is only description – You can change this. Credits goes to Dean.