My Windows 7 doesn't recognize my android phone. HTC Wildfire S

Are there any updates of drivers that I need?

If I use VMWare it works properly here's what it showed in VMWare.

But here's what happens in device manager on my windows 7 on the same computer

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Please help!! I've installed HTC Sync and tried connecting, my phone and the PC fails to connect. Help!!!

  • Have you choosen that windows will look online for drivers?
    – remmy
    Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 18:19

3 Answers 3


Whenever I have problems with installing an Android device's drivers, I install PDANet.

PDANet is a desktop tethering app, but that isn't why I install it. PDANet comes bundled with phone drivers for all of the major phone manufacturers. Once you have installed the drivers, you can then uninstall PDANet (and it will keep the drivers).

  • PDANet is not even passing the installation of the Android Driver. It cannot even find my phone.
    – Mob
    Commented Nov 29, 2011 at 22:36
  • @Mob Not sure what else to suggest, PDANet has always fixed driver issues for me. Did you try uninstalling what is installed already in the device manager first, then install PDANet (and drivers), then plug in phone?
    – Bryan Denny
    Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 13:52

You might want to try modifying the Android SDK driver's .inf file to allow the drivers to be used for your device. I have instructions in another answer here.


Thanks for all answers, but my case was a very unusual case. I tried everything but It didn't work. I reinstalled windows. It works now.

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