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I brought a akai mpk mini and when i plug it into my laptop, the sony vaio ns-series VGN-NS30E says i need driver software to use it. the keyboard works on my computer though (dell volstrom 220 mini tower), so i want to know why isnt it working on my laptop and would do i need/to change in order to get this keyboard to work?

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Your machines are different and likely have different interface chipsets. Some newer machines have more built in plug-n-play than others. There is so much incompatibility that it is a wonder that any of the stuff works together. You need to install the needed driver... NOTE: there is a lot of incompatibility between OS versions... so if for instance you are using XP on one machine and Vista or Windows 7 on the other there are a LOT of incompatibilities. ALWAYS check the requirements for the computer with the specs of the device to be connected. MOST of the problems are due to OS variations. Check for driver updates on the Sony site

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