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Won't download pictures onto new lapto computer

Bought a new laptop ... windows vista... installed camera software .... connected camera to computer .... error message 'camera not detected' ... help ... leaving on vacation tomorrow

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    im having the same issue!

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Consider 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 such as Picasa.

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SOURCE: install the camera to mine laptop

Enter Canon web site and look for your camera drivers to be used with the VISTA OS (I hope they already have it. Download the drivers to your laptop. Good Luck !

Posted on Jul 30, 2007

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SOURCE: computer (XP SP2) doesnt detect camera

You should install the camera driver on your computer first. This way your computer will find the camera and you will be able to download the pictures from your camera to your computer. Another easier way is to buy a card reader (which is very cheap) and insert your memory card in it, plug the card reader to the USB port of your computer and download the pictures.

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SOURCE: Incompatability with Vista

get rid of vista and get mac osx.

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

SOURCE: My XT will not connect to Vista.

I had same problem. I tried the Canon customer support and got similar advice Muhammed gave, along with several additional steps to try. None of them worked. The only thing that worked was the above suggestion of setting the camera itself to the PTP for the communication setting of the menu.

It's too bad you have do do this work around, it does not allow for the same level of control as the pc communication setting.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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SOURCE: my computer cannot detect my canon SD 750 camera when i try to download my pictures

I discovered a workaround for this problem...I pulled the memory card and inserted it directly into my laptop, which happened to have this type of port. It allows me to pull directly off the card. I still cannot connect via a cable, but this at least lets me get pictures loaded to my computer.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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