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Considering purchase but worried about the software

Hi I am considering buying this for my son to use for his science project but I am worried about the software - I have read reviews that it is difficult install and run and that it changes your computer resolution, etc. Can you contact the manufacturer directly? Do they have any patches for this software? I also read you may have to run in win98 mode or something. I am not a computer expert and my system is loaded already. I am trying to prevent major headaches and explore in advance, what intelligence is out there on this. Also I am open to other comparable models, such as the Celestron Digital Imager Microscope Adapter USB 2.0 Digital Camera #44420. I am looking at that at opticsplanet.net. Thanks for your expert advice. - a mom running out of time to help her son complete this experiment. Thanks,

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  • donnawe Nov 23, 2008

    Thanks for your input. I went ahead and bought a better quality microscope as my son is 13 and going into HS. It came packaged with the Ulead software for $129. It's a My First Lab Ultimate scope. Made of metal and it came with the digital eye camera and software.

    Thanks again, - Donna


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This microscope does not run on vista(has a gliche in os it self) however it does work on xp sp2 and below as far as the resolution if you have enough memory no problem if not it will make your computer run slow while the program is running easy to use my 8year old son can run it and pretty much figured it out on his own even taught me a few things cause I was to lazy to read instructions.

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  • wond69 Nov 23, 2008

    Better choice because the digital blue has its limitations, although it is good for grade school. Have a good day.

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