I've just replaced my PC, and my SII will no longer connect via USB cable. The PC I had previously is a PRYON running Windows 8 on 32 bit. When I plugged the phone into it, I got the USB Connect in the notifications bar, could connect to USB and view it as a device with removable storage, then drag and drop files. With the new PC (a PRYON running Windows 8 on 64 bit), I don't get the USB Connect in the notifications bar when I plug it in. Instead, I get the KIES MTP application. If I hit home to close it, there's no way to connect. If I go to USB Utilities and hit Connect storage to PC, it tells me to remove the cable. When I remove the cable and hit Connect storage to PC, it tells me to plug in the cable. It just sends me in circles. At one point I got a message telling me to close all open applications after I plugged in the cable, but the only open application was KIES trying to connect because I'd just plugged it in. When I closed KIES, I was back at square 1. What I would LIKE is for it to behave exactly as it did with the previous PC - I want to plug in the cable, get the notification, tell it to connect, and be able to treat it like a device attached to the computer. I don't want to use KIES, FTP, or any other "utility" program to connect them. The threads I've already found either involve using KIES or other third-party programs to transfer data, or rely on sequences that either aren't showing up for me or give me different results to what the threads say they should. I've searched for drivers, but what I find has KIES written all over it. Do I need to install that even though I don't want to use KIES? The phone seems to detect that it's plugged in (since MTP runs and the battery starts charging), so I don't THINK it's an issue with the cable or the USB port.