I saw this situation on here, while doing searches on Google concerning the very same problem. There is software called Roxio Easy (found good price on Amazon) that is supposed to take the place of the Sony Software that does not work on the newer Operating Systems. I've purchased it and a RCA or Sony cable (separately on eBay or Amazon). The cable that comes with the software has a USB connection but no connector to the camera. So I had to get a cable to hook up the camera to the USB cable. I bought the Roxio Easy Plus, which is the most current version because it copies almost anything to DVD. Even VHS to DVD. Haven't had the chance to use it yet because the cable just came and my Camcorder is also at www.doctorsony.com(great deal on ebay)being fixed from the notorious bad CCD plague.