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    Ur no scottish r yae madyin lol? :beer:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ybcthanerd View Post
    this is y i dont use vista it jus sucks, and also i stopped usin windows computers about a month ago, Acer chromebook.
    i use vista the now while using chrome as a browser and have never had any hassles from all other smart phones i have had,but my mate that does PC repairs is coming up to look through my system and clear it all out and install windows 7 or 8 and see if that helps me with the phone problem,if not,then my PC will at least run better and would love to have the cash for a chromebook
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDoh View Post
    When you look at your installed programs in the Control Panel, do you see "Samsung USB Driver for Mobile Phones"? If you do, what version does it show? My PC shows the installed driver version 1.5.15.0. When I plug in a "miniUSB" cable into my PC, and then plug the "mini" end into my phone, the phone is recognized after a about a minute. At first, it's recognized as a "Verizon CD", then turns into "SCH-I535". So it does take a minute or so. Then it shows both the "Phone" and the "Card", when you click on the model number (SCH-I535).

    I used Kies first, and part of installing that was installing the USB drivers. Kies is long gone, it was not reliable at all, and I don't need it, but with just the USB drivers, the PC recognizes the phone fine. I'm wondering if the drivers are installed properly? Have you tried uninstalling them, and re-installing?
    the drivers wont install,it come up failed and i don't see any sign of anything in MY computer other than what's normally there
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    Quote Originally Posted by MADYIN View Post
    i am new to this forum and only just joined my first mobile phone forum and negative comments like this will put me off and others joining which would be a shame to lose users in general,thats two negative comments,i am very new to messing about in detail with a phone or trying to find items related to the phone via PC,its that bad and taking that much time up of mines,its starting to feel like a quest of some sort,but i will get my friend up mid week to check though my PC and see if there a break of some sort in being able to link the two,should be fine for him to sort out as he uses an S3 and can mean i'll get no negative comments via forums,i use forums quite regularly and this seemed one of the best and had some amazing help and then the ruiners post up and destroy it
    Did you read my second paragraph? If you don't read the whole response, don't respond to me. Like I said, if this is all legit, then I feel sorry for you and hope you can find a solution. Don't just read half the response and then start spitting fire.

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    If you can't offer assistance to the original poster, then don't post. Stay on topic and be civil.

    No more bickering or off-topic posts in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LegalAmerican View Post
    Did you read my second paragraph? If you don't read the whole response, don't respond to me. Like I said, if this is all legit, then I feel sorry for you and hope you can find a solution. Don't just read half the response and then start spitting fire.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3
    it was directed more at the other guy and yeah i read the whole post,but you still were part of it by throwing in there that as if i was not legit,its done now
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    So, back on topic here. Many people don't know that Windows XP came in a 64 bit version. It had VERY little driver support, and for the most part, less than one percent of the Windows XP installs were 64 bit. With Vista, perhaps 25 percent of the installs were 64 bit, a huge improvement compared to XP, but still had 32 bit dominating. Driver support WAS better than 64 bit XP, but there were many devices that had really poor 64 bit driver support. By the time Windows 7 rolled around, things were reversed, with 75 percent or more of the Windows 7 installs being 64 bit.

    Now, how this relates to Kies and connecting your phone to the computer. The driver support for 64 bit Vista wasn't great from many companies, and NVIDIA had a HORRIBLE track record for driver quality under Vista. 32 bit vs. 64 bit plays a part, but you also have to think: "If I plug my phone into a USB port, are the USB drivers for my computer good, or do they suck?". I am not talking about the Samsung drivers, which could use a lot of improvement, but I am talking about the actual drivers that let the USB ports on your computer work in the first place. If the Samsung drivers don't interact with the USB ports on the computer properly, you can have a BIG problem showing up.

    For those with problems with Kies and getting the computer to recognize their S3, one thing to look into is your computer or chipset drivers for your computer. Are there updates available? On some systems, the USB ports are done in sets, with the front USB ports having one controller, and the back being on another. Older machines might have the front being only USB 1.1 with the USB 2.0 ports on the back of the machine.

    The laptop I am on right now has a NVIDIA chipset, not just the graphics, but the CHIPSET, and what I have found is that when I run Kies, and "diagnose connection error", Kies will work ONCE, after it installs the drivers again. If I unplug the phone and plug it in again later, it again won't talk to my phone properly. This is a 32 bit Windows 7 machine that had been upgraded from Vista. The problem is clearly with the way the Samsung drivers are interacting with the NVIDIA USB drivers on the machine. My desktop machine that uses an AMD chipset and was a clean Windows 7 64 bit install has NO problem seeing and talking to my S3. Drivers, and chipsets, and settings...they all need to work together.

    There is the further issue that if you are not using an Administrator level account, Kies will not have proper permissions to talk to the USB port to talk to the phone drivers to talk to the phone. You can run Kies as an administrator, but with all the issues, it would be best to just use an Administrator level account(not the same as being signed in as Administrator).

    There has been a lot of confusion about what is going on, but the "unrecognized hardware ID" that some people see when they plug their phone in is a SYMPTOM of the real problem, not the real problem itself. Samsung has been a bit poor about addressing the issues people are having, and I just hope 2013 is a better year when it comes to that. Kies 2.5.1.12123_2 is the latest version, and seems to work a bit better than the earlier versions, but it still doesn't solve all the problems.

    I hope this helps put the issues more clearly in perspective.

    Now, back to one of the overlooked questions. The reason for many to use Kies isn't to sync files or even to transfer them since we have Kies Air and other apps that do the job better. Kies will let you do a firmware update from a computer, and for Jelly Bean(Android 4.1.1 or soon 4.1.2), a number of carriers are not doing "over the air" updates, you MUST use Kies to update to the latest Android version, so getting it working is actually useful. For those on AT&T, we had to use Kies to do the update, and problems with Kies means being stuck on 4.0.4. I am actually helping some people on the east end of Long Island, NY do their updates since MY computers at least are working with Kies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MADYIN View Post
    connecting to USB directly and trying various other ports on the PC,its not connecting at all,it come up saying failed
    Did you try removing the USB devices and restarting the PC as I suggested?
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    Ok, couple of things..

    Do you or do you not have Kies even installed on your computer?

    Have you tried another micro USB cord by chance?

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    Ok, couple of things..

    Do you or do you not have Kies even installed on your computer?

    Have you tried another micro USB cord by chance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ansextra View Post
    Did you try removing the USB devices and restarting the PC as I suggested?
    yeah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Kearns View Post
    Ok, couple of things..

    Do you or do you not have Kies even installed on your computer?

    Have you tried another micro USB cord by chance?

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    Ok, couple of things..

    Do you or do you not have Kies even installed on your computer?

    Have you tried another micro USB cord by chance?
    hi,yes had kies installed and uninstalled various times since i started reading this forum and tried 4 different leads,all same outcome,i want to smash my PC and phone up,technology that doesn't work drives me insane
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    Someone's already mentioned Kies isn't the only sync option. I use My Phone Explorer to sync to Outlook and to move files back and forth both manually and syncing multiple folders. It has USB and Bluebooth support but WiFi is easier and doesn't require drivers.
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    I use an app called X-plore which is a duel-pane file manager. You can also plug in your computer's local IP then login as you do when you normally login to your PC. You can then browse your PC's shared folders in one pane with your phone's internal storage in the other pane and copy/paste as you desire. Oh it is also free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADYIN View Post
    the drivers wont install,it come up failed and i don't see any sign of anything in MY computer other than what's normally there
    This is the problem. You have to make sure that your Vista PC has all the current updates (do this first). Now follow these instructions to install the Samsung drivers which I already gave you the link to.

    This should sort out the problem, if you are not comfortable doing this wait for your friend to do it for you (this is probably what he will do).
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    You SHOULD have no problems syncing either with USB or Kies - if not your drivers may be screwed up.

    This thread has instructions to restore a working driver.

    Hardware ID is Missing error

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    You SHOULD have no problems syncing either with USB or Kies - if not your drivers may be screwed up.

    This thread has instructions to restore a working driver.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/t-galaxy-s-iii/211993-hardware-id-missing-error.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by MADYIN View Post
    i use vista the now while using chrome as a browser and have never had any hassles from all other smart phones i have had,but my mate that does PC repairs is coming up to look through my system and clear it all out and install windows 7 or 8 and see if that helps me with the phone problem,if not,then my PC will at least run better and would love to have the cash for a chromebook
    tha new acer chromebook is only $200
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    I don't know if this will work out your problem but is your usb debugging on?
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    Basically gave up on Kies as well and connect via wi-fi although with blue tooth, dlna and a variety of other connectivity options I've had no problem after forgetting about Kies. Without Kies it just comes up as an external device that I can drag and drop to.

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    This is definitely a vista problem. Are you sure the drivers you installed are specifically for vista?
    If your going to install windows 7 i'd just wait for that and give up trying to solve driver issues. Usually once it's defunct it'll take registry edits to fully correct. Plus with win7 you dont even need to install drivers. Just plug it in and it takes care of it for you. =)
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