Well crap thought this would be an easy fix. Say install DM and away you go but Ya covered all the bases I was gonna suggest. I know vista can be a pain in the arse my kids comp is vista and I'm pretty sure I didn't even need to install DM to get it to charge and access the SD card. Haven't touched it in awhile thought maybe I'm remembering wrong but I'm pretty sure. I think I'm sure. May need more testing <--- willy wonka.