How do I get my Sony HDR-SR5 camcorder to talk with Vista Ultimate?
Posted on 2008-01-28
I recently bought a HDR-SR5 camera, and have been struggling to get it to talk via USB to my desktop computer...
It has no problems whatsoever connecting to my laptop, which runs Vista Home Premium, with all the latest windows updates.
However, if I try and connect it to my desktop running Vista Ultimate, it tries to install drivers, one of which is for what is described as "unknown device". It fails to automatically find a driver for this, and that's the end of that. This Vista Ultimate desktop also has all the latest windows updates.
I've checked the Sony website, and the best I can find is that Vista should automatically recognise my camera, and have all the drivers already installed.
I thought perhaps it had been caused by me maybe not doing things right the first time I connected the camera, so I did a system restore to a few restore points before the day I got the camera, and tried installing it again. Still no luck.
Can anybody please tell me how to make Vista Ultimate talk to my camera?