Question about Canon PowerShot A40 Digital Camera
If your camera is not relatively new and you're running Vista or Windows 7, your computer may have problems seeing it. Unfortunately, this can't be corrected because the drivers were not updated by Canon for your camera. But there exists a good, if not better alternative way to download your photos. Please don't take the following as a sales pitch as it's not, but please see this link, as it describes the use of an inexpensive external card reader as a much easier, faster, and less error prone way to download your photos. In fact there are several important reasons discussed in the article for using a card reader vice downloading from the camera. USB Card readers are also very inexpensive these day, with cost virtually not an issue.
Posted on Nov 09, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had same problem. Called Canon and found out A40 is not compatible with Vista so there is no driver. But you can download pics to your Vista by purchasing USB Memory Card Reader/Writer you can find at Walmart for about $12.00. You put your Flash card in device and has USB that plugs in computer for downloading pics.
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
When connecting a digital camera to your computer with the usb connector, then turning it on the memory card in the camera becomes a removable drive under My Computer and will also bring up a dialogue window that will ask if you want to import pictures, etc. There is no need for a driver. Steve Medley
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
It's doubtful you will find a driver for your camera to work with Windows Vista. Invest in an inexpensive ($10) card reader that can read CF cards and plugs into the USB port on your computer. As soon as you plug it in, Windows will be able to "see" all the photos on the card.
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
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