Question non-operational SD card reader

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I have a not-new laptop (Intel 3rd Generation Core) from 2013. It has an SD card reader which I have never used, so I don't know if it's working. I bought a new SDXC card and inserted it into the slot, but neither Windows nor Linux see the drive. In Windows Device Manager I don't see an entry for SD card reader, but there are other ones it could be (generic USB somethingorother). I expected Windows Disk Management to treat it as a new drive, asking me to give it an MBR/GPT partition manager, but no. In Linux, neither GParted nor gnome-disk-utility see the drive. I thought SD cards since 2011 or so were supported, kinda like how really old PCs will usually run on an SSD, albeit SATA I. Is there a generational cut-off date?
 
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Did you install the sd card reader driver ?
Well, there's the rub. Windows Device Manager gives me no clue as to which device it is. The laptop is an HP, but at hpDOTcom, there is no driver available. Running "inxi -Fxx" on Linux does not show any hardware resembling an SD card reader. I'm beginnng to think that the reader never worked and I never knew it.
 

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