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Android drivers (any) will not install on Vista 32 machine

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by kaworu88, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. kaworu88

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    Hey all,
    I'm a long-time techie, experienced with Linux, etc. I haven't worked under the Android hood much, but I'm going insane here. I've Googled for hours and no one seems to know anything. I have two Android devices -- an LG Ally and a Velocity Micro Cruz Reader that I'd like to connect to my laptop (Vista x86 C2D ULV 2 GB etc etc) one to use with PDAnet, and the other to root and attempt to build the google-docs-fs on (it's a cheap tablet and I want to use it to access a spreadsheet on Docs for real-time access to a very simple database).

    However, no matter how many files I unzip, run, install, etc, Windows doesn't find any compatible drivers for anything -- the ADB bridge, the USB modem, ANYTHING. The only thing that works in either device is the native mass storage device driver for file transfer. I've downloaded 3 different versions of the LG driver, including the illusive 1.0 set that magically fixes most issues, and nothing. The Cruz drivers I pulled down right from their site. No go.

    What on Earth am I doing wrong? Is this a known issue?
     

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    Being a techie I would assume so, but I have to ask - have you installed any/all updates and service pack(s)?

    My wife is running Vista x86 and has an Ally. When she gets home tonight I'll see what happens when her phone is plugged in. I don't know if she's done that yet.
     
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    Vista was a real pain as I recall. I had so many issues that I ended up running a virtual XP machine under it -just to do things like ADB and connect hardware with older drivers.

    Good luck in your quest.
     
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    Well, when I plugged her phone in it didn't need anything special. It automatically installed the drivers.
     

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