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I have used the Canon Creative 3 program for quite some time, but now have Windows vista and it won't load. Can it be updated for that operating system/

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Canon Vista compatible software now available ...with added support for some cameras, but not older ones. Go here: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=DownloadIndexAct and navigate to your camera model and select "Drivers/Software" link. RAW Codec for Vista and updates to Zoombrowzer and DPP are available for the following: EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS 5D, EOS 30D, EOS 20D, EOS 400D DIGITAL, EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi, EOS Kiss Digital X, EOS 350D DIGITAL, EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT, EOS Kiss Digital N

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