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Software installation I just bought the Canon SD1000 camera and am having difficulty installing the software. My laptop runs on Windows 2000 but the software CD won't execute because I don't have enough screen resolution. Which means that I can't install the USB driver. How then can I download pictures from my camera to the computer? What are my options?

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  • new2digital Sep 08, 2007

    Thanks Cammykins. Unfortunately, my computer's real old and does not meet the system requirements needed to run the software. My display screen resolution is only 600x800. So when I pop in the CD, I immediately get a message that says that the CD can not execute due to my screen resolution. I was hoping for a way around it, but it looks as if a new computer is the only solution, a pricey one at that. Meanwhile, I can temporarily use my computer at work which runs XP and doesn't need the software CD.

  • Monteraybay Dec 26, 2007

    Just purchased a Cannon sd1000. Tried to load the software to a Windows ME system. It won't work. Any other way to use the camera thru the computer?

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From my experience at working for a projector manufacturer who also dealed with software there is a few things you can do: 1) Open the CD to view the files in there. Contact the manufacturer to make sure all the files are listed on the software that was supplied or that its not corrupted. If that fails.. 2) Ask for them to send you another one if its still not working. It shouldnt cost you anything if its under the manufacturers warranty. After all, how else are you going to use this? 3) Make sure you are following the prompts. If all else fails, restart your computer to make sure that isnt what needs to be done before it works properly. Most software does require your system to be restarted in order to take affect... 3) If that STILL doesnt do it...then verify with the manufacturer their system requirements. Make sure your computer programs are compatible with their software install. If not, they might have an online option for your or a few other options you can do in order to install it. Good luck with your problems. I hope my experience helps you out. Have a wonderful day and keep me posted! Cheers, Cammykins.

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