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Computer (XP SP2) doesnt detect camera

I cannot download the pictures from the camera becouse my computer HP doesnt detect the camera even camera software is already installed. can you help me? should i install some codecs or drivers? the usb port is all right i can use it properly with my mouse or flashdisk. thank you for helping.

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Re: computer (XP SP2) doesnt detect camera

Go to your computer's administrative tools and find services. Check the status your camera software. Status should read automatic. I had a software conflict that turned my camera window off.

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For me the solution in the end was to buy a memory card reader. Only about £5 and worth every penny. So easy to use.

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Re: computer (XP SP2) doesnt detect camera

You should install the camera driver on your computer first. This way your computer will find the camera and you will be able to download the pictures from your camera to your computer. Another easier way is to buy a card reader (which is very cheap) and insert your memory card in it, plug the card reader to the USB port of your computer and download the pictures.

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