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Does this camera works on Win Vista?

I'm having a lot of trouble, because the camera is not detected on Windows Vista. Does the camera works at all with Vista? If so, what do I need to install?

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Re: Does this camera works on Win Vista?

Yeah, I'm having the same problem with my NVGS27. Panasonic have sent me this link which is supposed to offer updates. Have a look and see if your model is there. If not then you're as stuck as I am.
I'm waiting on a reply from Panasonic with some more info.
One other way is to install XP, this is supposed to fix it.
Good luck

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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