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Can't install camera

I have a Canon Powershot A430 camera. I attached the camera to the computer, but I can't get the computer to recognize it. Canon isn't even listed as a manufacturer on the camera installation wizard.

Every time I attached the camera in the past, the magical computer gnomes immediately got to work and talked me through all the idiot-proof steps. :) It is possible that Windows XP was installed on this computer since the last time I used the camera.

Thank you!

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  • kakima Jul 11, 2010

    Have you considered NOT connecting the camera to the computer?

    The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

    Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive.

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End your troubles by getting a card reader...you can thank me later.

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