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Please Help with Panasonic PV-GS31

Hi i want to use the camera as a web cam but have lost my driver cd for panasonic PV-GS31.All ive found online is a win 98 or win 2000 driver where as i need a driver for win xp SE and win Vista So please help me out! Thanks a lot


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  • marked101 May 14, 2008

    Where can I get a Vista driver for the GS31? The Panasonic web site seems to go up to Win 2000 or XP for half the drivers?



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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    I just can't find the driver for this camera!!?!?!?

  • benefitslady May 06, 2009

    I called Panasonic directly today & asked about the Vista driver for the GS31. No such driver exists, but they are trying to develop a driver specifically for Vista users of this camcorder. Finally the mystery is correctly answered & solved for us Vista owners! woooohooo !

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Is there a missing step between 1 & 2? Under Vista, I have a list of about 20 different categories.

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I just added this to your original post as well.

Ok follow along once more =)

  1. Open device manager
  2. Right click the device and select - Update Driver
  3. Select - No Not This Time press Next
  4. Select - Install From a Specific Location Press Next
  5. Select - Dont Search , I will choose the driver to install Press Next
  6. There is now a check box with - Show Compatible Hardware - Remove the tick from that box
  7. Browse to where the INF file is and selct it.
  8. The list should now show all the hardware listed in that INF.
  9. Select the one you want and click NEXT
  10. You may get a warning about it not being the right driver etc etc, just ignore it and keep pressing Next.
Sorry for the late reply, but the email servers here are not telling us when responses have been posted at this time.

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The driver for Win 200 will work fine under XP. Vista of course is another monster all together.
What I would suggest under Vista is the following.
Use the same Win2000 Drivers...

  1. Extract the drivers to a folder.
  2. Plug the camera into the USB port and Vista will detect it. At this point (if you are really lucky) Vista will have drivers in it's catalogue and install them.
  3. If it does not have them it will pop up a box and ask what you want to do.
  4. Choose select the driver from a list.
  5. When the window pops up, choose Have Disk and browse to the folder you extracted the files into.
  6. Pick the right INF file and then select OK.
  7. It will then begin to try and install the drivers.
  8. Follow any other prompts you see, and make sure to read each one clearly.
Hope that helps =)

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What I would suggest under Vista is the following.
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