One of the most frustrating issues that has come about with the Kindle Fire is the dreaded “Vista is missing the required drivers” issue.
***Please make sure your Kindle Fire is not plugged into your computer prior to beginning the process outlined below.
- Restart your computer and let it fully boot up.
- Plug a USB cable into your Kindle Fire and then into your computer.
- NOTE: at this point, you will probably see the Kindle Fire show up as drive under “My Computer” in Vista, but it may not be accessible. Do not worry, the issue will be solved below. Refer to the image below to see the error message that may pop up.
If you do have this screen up, you have successfully connected your Kindle Fire to Vista. Vista “should” recognize your Kindle Fire from here on out.
NOTE: There will be a “Disconnect” button on the screen of your Kindle Fire. Make sure you tap that button to make sure it disconnects properly.
A Possible Solution…Number Two
Amazon has begun recommending that customers with the above driver missing issue purchase a USB cable designed for the Kindle or Kindle Fire. I have not tested this solution, but if you are still having the issue mentioned above you may try it.
There are not many solutions beyond this that will allow you connect your Kindle Fire and still keep your warranties intact. If this does not work, make a comment to this post and we can go from there.
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