Many of you who have used search engines to get to this page may have bought the USB flash memory chip from Microcenter, with the Microcenter logo on it. And you have found out that the U3 application doesn't work under Windows Vista (Home Basic, Premium, Business, Ultimate, or anything else).
There exists a solution. What the cashier at the Microcenter hasn't told you is that the drive wasn't produced by the cashiers, janitors, and bean counters at Microcenter, despite the logo. It had to be produced by someone else. The magic code of "someone else" is IPSG. Click at
For users of other USB flash cards
We should say that more generally, the U3 launchpad version 1.4 or higher co-operates with Windows Vista. But you should still be careful about the version of the drivers and software you install: you should better look at the website of the manufacturer of your flash card.
Incidentally, I clicked "OK, install" and allowed a new version of the drivers and U3 software from Sandisk to be installed instead of the version 1.4 - even though the manufacturer of the Microcenter flash memory is not exactly Sandisk. It works both on XP and Vista, including ReadyBoost, so don't be afraid to update the flash software.