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I used the disk that my PENTAX OPTIO S4i came with, and it successfully downloaded ACDSee on my computer. However, when I plug the camera itself into the USB and turn it on, it is not recognised. It says the driver i not installed. Is there a website I could find the driver on? Or is there something I'm doing wrong?

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Try NOT connecting your camera to your 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, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

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