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Installation i recently got a new laptop and need to install my camera to it so i can transfer photos. i have lost my cd for the installation is there another way i can download this?

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Re: installation

Hi, If you are running WIndows 98 you will need the driver downloaded and installed. Here is the link: Otherwise, you just need to plug camera into the laptop with the USB cable, turn it on, and the laptop should detect it. Folllow the instructions below: 1. Connect one end of the USB cable to an available USB port on your computer. 2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB connector on the camera. 3. Turn the camera on. Your computers operating system will recognize the camera. 4. From the Windows desktop double click on ?My Computer? 5. Look for a new ?removable disk? icon. This ?removable disk? is actually the memory (or memory card) in your camera. Typically, the camera will be assigned drive letter ?e? or higher. 6. Double click on the removable disk and locate the DCIM folder. 7. Double click on the DCIM folder to open it to find more folders such as ?100CAMEA? 8. Your recorded images and video clips will be inside these folders 9. Copy & Paste or Drag-N-Drop image and video files to a folder on your computer When the camera is turned on and connected to your computer, it is considered to be a disk drive, just like a floppy disk or CD. You can download (transfer) images by copying them from the ?removable disk? (?untitled? disk on a Macintosh) to your computer hard driver as described in the prior section. Tip of the Day: Delete the images from the memory card using the menu system in the camera. Don't delete them using your computer. Hope this helps. Let me know if it works. NewMediaMan

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Installation Guide” (included in the CD-ROM package).
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(Second Edition)
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*OS 8.6: See below.

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driver for Windows 98
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● Data transfer is not guaranteed on a home-built PC system or PCs with no factory
installed OS.
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file format (Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, etc.); Internet browsers (Netscape
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software; or other software. For details on using commercial graphics
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