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Sanyo VPC-s500 i cant get it to install drivers or find them so i can upload pictures to my computer

Need a little help with my sanyo VPC-s500 camra i have windows xp, im trying to get it installed on my computer so i can upload pics, now when i plug it all in and turn on camra it says Found New Hardware Wizard This wizard helps you install software for: S500 then it says, If you hardware came with an installation CD or floppy Disk, insert now. then it says the following, What do yuo want the wizard to do? option 1. Install the software automatically ( Recommended ) Option 2. Install from a list or specific location ( Advanced ) click next to continue * option 1. continue says, please wait well wizard searches then says, The hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the neccessary software !click back if you have installation media such as a CD-RoM, or if you know the location of the software *Option 2. continue says, Please choose your search and installation options 1, Search for the best driver in these locations. use the check boxes below to limit or expand the default search. witch includes local paths and removable media. The best driver found will be installed **box 1** search removable media (floppy, CD-RoM) **Box 2** incluse this location in the search then has a drop down select bar with A:\ on it and at the end has a Browse button 2, Son't search, i will choose the drivers to install. Choose this option to select the device driver from a list. windows dose not guarantee that the driver you choose will be the best match fro your hardware no matter what i search for or try to do i get this please wait well wizard searches then says, The hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the neccessary software please help me!

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Re: Sanyo VPC-s500 i cant get it to install drivers or...

The simple solution to this problem is that no drivers are required. This camera is treated as a removable (secondary) drive just as if it was a USB thumb drive or external hard drive.
First go to settings on the camera by rotating the dial to the wrench icon.
Turn the camera on and select Set-Up 2
Select USB
Select PC
Your camera is now ready to use with your computer.
Now plug your camera into your computer and check under My Computer for the drive to show. You can now copy files over to your computer from the camera.
If the drive isn't showing you'll have to go into Disk Management to view it
Disk Management is under Administrartive Tools located in your Control Panel (or Start Menu if you have it set to show there)
Select Administrative Tools
Computer Management
On the left hand side click Disk Management (or on the right click Storage then Disk Management)
Finally you can now Right Click the cameras drive and chose Open

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