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visigoth
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usb connection failing on windows 7

i just got my nook.  i charged it to 100% and then connected it to my windows 7 PC.  the driver finder says drivers are being installed, and then quickly says the driver was not installed.  when i click for more information, it only says that installation failed.  does anyone know what's going on?  how does the nook show up if driver installation is successful?  does it appear as a storage drive?

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PacificSky
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Re: usb connection failing on windows 7

I plugged in my Nook to my Windows 7 x64 computer and it hooked up just fine. It shows up in My Computer as a "Device with Removable Storage" and is assigned a drive letter (just like a SD card in a card reader would be).

 

Was your Windows 7 computer connected to the internet when you attached the Nook? Perhaps the failure had something to with inability to download the necessary drivers?

 

-PacSky

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icebike
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Re: usb connection failing on windows 7

It will appear as a storage drive named nook if it suceeded.  However, windows 7 no longer does

anything by default when drives are plugged in, so you will have to click on Windows Explorer and look

for it by name undet Computer, in the list of drives.

 

It appears to only require USB 1.1, but you might try it on a different port.

 

Is this Windows 7 32bit or 64 bit?

 

I had not previously tried plugging in to windows, but just now did and it came up

perfectly.

 

Also worked perfectly on Linux.

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icebike
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Re: usb connection failing on windows 7

Windows 7 does not need to download drivers for the Nook. 

They are standard Microsoft USB drivers.

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PeaFour
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Re: usb connection failing on windows 7


visigoth wrote:

i just got my nook.  i charged it to 100% and then connected it to my windows 7 PC.  the driver finder says drivers are being installed, and then quickly says the driver was not installed.  when i click for more information, it only says that installation failed.  does anyone know what's going on?  how does the nook show up if driver installation is successful?  does it appear as a storage drive?


One thing i've noticed about 7, which I absolutely hate, is if you have the "security" annoyer turned all the way down, sometimes installations etc will just hang in the middle.  If you've got your setting all the way down (the one where it dims the background and pops up the "Are you sure you want to do this?" dialogue), try putting it back to the default, and reattaching your nook to your PC.  That's solved my problems for a couple different installs.
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icebike
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Re: usb connection failing on windows 7

"One thing i've noticed about 7, which I absolutely hate, is if you have the "security" annoyer turned all the way down, sometimes installations etc will just hang in the middle."

 

Exactly.

 

Because Windows won't let you install anything that tries to connect to the net without your OK, but you have decided you are not going to let windows talk to you.

 

Put that security slider in the default position.  Its way less annoying than Vista was, and you have fewer problems with this sort of thing.  In short, don't apply Vista tactics to Windows 7.

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PeaFour
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Re: usb connection failing on windows 7

 


icebike wrote:

"One thing i've noticed about 7, which I absolutely hate, is if you have the "security" annoyer turned all the way down, sometimes installations etc will just hang in the middle."

 

Exactly.

 

Because Windows won't let you install anything that tries to connect to the net without your OK, but you have decided you are not going to let windows talk to you.

 

Put that security slider in the default position.  Its way less annoying than Vista was, and you have fewer problems with this sort of thing.  In short, don't apply Vista tactics to Windows 7.


 

This is a whole different discussion, but if I'm comfortable enough to disable an announcement/permissioning that I'm about to make a change to my system, 7 should respect that and not blindly block stuff.  Vista didn't have that issue, when the annoyer was off it was off.  Disabling the annoyer didn't affect installs, in my experience, incompatibility mostly did.

 

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icebike
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Re: usb connection failing on windows 7

Talk to microsoft.  There is no point on clogging these boards.

 

 

For the record, I had no problem at all in this area on Windows & Ultimate.  Works first time every time. Works on Linux too.