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Hi there

I've just bought a second-hand Vega, but won't be able to play with it until my birthday at the end of next week. I've downloaded the pdf manual from myadventvega.co.uk, and it suggests I should have some Advent Transfer Companion software, but I don't. I was assuming that the Vega would just show up as a memory card under Windows, and I would be able to use Windows Explorer to transfer files back and forth. Is this not the case?

If I do need the software, is there anywhere I can download it from?

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Really? 27 views and not a single answer to this simple question.

Edited by GarySN, 16 November 2011 - 07:44 PM.

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Really? 27 views and not a single answer to this simple question.


Are you unable to think of any reasons that might be? You don't know the answer. Perhaps the other 27 people didn't either?

You say that you got the manual. Did you read it? Here's an exact copy...

Installing Advent Transfer Companion software
To install the companion software, please follow the steps below:
1� Connect your Vega tablet to your computer using the USB cable
provided�
2� You will notice a USB symbol appear on the tablet in the
notification area at the top of the screen – Drag this bar down to
display the contents�
3� Press the USB CONNECTED button then press TURN ON USB
STORAGE button�
4� Windows should now display an Autorun prompt� Select BROWSE
or OPEN DEVICE� If this prompt does not appear, open MY
COMPUTER on your PC and double-click on the REMOVABLE
DISK that should appear�
5� Double-click on the VegaMedia folder, then double-click on
setup.exe and follow the on-screen instructions to install�
6� Once the installation is complete, you can start the software by
double-clicking the ADVENT TRANSFER COMPANION icon on
your desktop� Note: This companion will now automatically run
each time the system starts�
Using the Advent Transfer Companion software
Once installed, when you next connect your Advent Vega tablet to
your computer and turn on USB storage, the companion software will
automatically open�
To copy files to your device, simply drag them onto the relevant icon�
E�g� drag your picture files onto the Photos icon�
To view the files you already have on your tablet, click the relevant
icon� E�g� click the Video’s icon to display the contents of your Video’s
folder on your tablet�
If you hide the application by clicking the red cross button, you can
re-show it by either:
• Double-clicking the Advent Transfer Companion icon on your
desktop�
• Locate the Advent Transfer Companion icon in your Windows
System Tray/Notification Area and double-clicking it�
To get more help, locate the Advent Transfer Companion icon in your
Windows System Tray/Notification Area, then right-click and select
Help� The contents will change depending on whether the tablet is
connected and ready to use�

Edited by simonta, 16 November 2011 - 09:14 PM.

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Are you unable to think of any reasons that might be? You don't know the answer. Perhaps the other 27 people didn't either?

You say that you got the manual. Did you read it? Here's an exact copy...

Installing Advent Transfer Companion software
To install the companion software, please follow the steps below:
1� Connect your Vega tablet to your computer using the USB cable
provided�
2� You will notice a USB symbol appear on the tablet in the
notification area at the top of the screen – Drag this bar down to
display the contents�
3� Press the USB CONNECTED button then press TURN ON USB
STORAGE button�
4� Windows should now display an Autorun prompt� Select BROWSE
or OPEN DEVICE� If this prompt does not appear, open MY
COMPUTER on your PC and double-click on the REMOVABLE
DISK that should appear�
5� Double-click on the VegaMedia folder, then double-click on
setup.exe and follow the on-screen instructions to install�
6� Once the installation is complete, you can start the software by
double-clicking the ADVENT TRANSFER COMPANION icon on
your desktop� Note: This companion will now automatically run
each time the system starts�
Using the Advent Transfer Companion software
Once installed, when you next connect your Advent Vega tablet to
your computer and turn on USB storage, the companion software will
automatically open�
To copy files to your device, simply drag them onto the relevant icon�
E�g� drag your picture files onto the Photos icon�
To view the files you already have on your tablet, click the relevant
icon� E�g� click the Video’s icon to display the contents of your Video’s
folder on your tablet�
If you hide the application by clicking the red cross button, you can
re-show it by either:
• Double-clicking the Advent Transfer Companion icon on your
desktop�
• Locate the Advent Transfer Companion icon in your Windows
System Tray/Notification Area and double-clicking it�
To get more help, locate the Advent Transfer Companion icon in your
Windows System Tray/Notification Area, then right-click and select
Help� The contents will change depending on whether the tablet is
connected and ready to use�

Of the 27 who read my post, I would expect that at least one of them would know whether I NEED the Transfer Companion software or not. Unfortunately your extract from the manual does not answer that question. Thankfully I got my answer from another forum. Having said that, at least I now know how to get the software should I choose to use it, so thanks for taking the trouble.

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anyone have the software link as would be nice to have even if I never use it...

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No. Even advent don't offer it as download.

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oh eeer that cr*p

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not really as with the right usb drivers installed using audi/vegatools it should appear as an external drive

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yeah I know but it's always nice to have everything nice with the tablet thats available and if you sell with an original rom(some odd folks like em that way) then at least you can give them it complete etc..

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Never used it myself but found a copy on this board http://www.slatedroi...2/page__st__120
See post #130 - http://db.tt/wK6Cwz5 (not my upload so you might want to scan it first)

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