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I have a Vista OP system and each time I click on the Zoomboxer for A40 Canon to import pics to my computer it gives me an error msg that the Zoomboxer is in use by another user and I need to close/switch the user before I can access it. I am the only one using my laptop yet I keep getting this msg. How can I fix it?

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Canon did not update drivers under the Vista OS for many of its cameras, the A40 included. Please see the following blog article, as it describes the use of a card reader as a much easier, faster, and less error prone way to download your photos. In fact there are several important reasons discussed in the article for using a card reader vice downloading from the camera. USB Card readers are also very inexpensive these day, with cost virtually not an issue:
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