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Computer dows not recognise Camera

I bought a Canon digital camera. My Laptop with windows Vista does not want to recognise the camera. I checked and the cable works - it connects to my desktop computer. Is it a driver problem?


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Re: Computer dows not recognise Camera

Canon just posted a new (6/5/08) browser update at: Just enter your Operating System and it will list all applicable Drivers and Downloads. Hope it helps.

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Re: Computer dows not recognise Camera

Most likely it is a driver problem. There is a lot of problems between vista and older cameras. Unfortunately that is up to either Microsoft (there is a new Service Pack coming out, that might take care of a lot of things) or Canon to fix the camera.
Check Canon's website and see if there is a download or firmware upgrade.

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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