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bobklem Feb 28, 2006 10:56 PM

I recently purchased a Minolta Dimage7camera on ebay but it didn't come with the originalinstallation cd. Can anyone help me? I don't even know what was on the original cd. The Minolta site wasn't much help, all they had was updates to the originals. Any and all assistance will be appreciated!

:-) Bob Klemmer

VAtechtigger Mar 3, 2006 4:30 PM

I dont know what was on the cd, but most likely its nothing that you need (or even want) I have yet to use an install cd for any elevtronic product I have bought. If its drivers you need they are on the site (drivers so you can transfer photos off the cam over usb) though windows xp/2000 dont need them.

There is usually some lame editing software on the cd (get photoshop/or elements) or if you want free and powerful get Gimp. Picasa2 is also free and good at basic tasks like sharpening/hue/brightness and wonderful at organising.

I wouldnt waste your time looking for a cd.

bobklem Mar 4, 2006 1:48 AM

Thank you!

VTphotog Mar 4, 2006 7:34 PM

Bob;

If you want to give it a try, I believe the DiMage software which is available form the Minolta site is a full install, even though it is listed as an update. As TechTigger says, you shouldn't need anything other than windows O/S to get pictures into the computer. If you are planning to shoot RAW, you may want to try out Irfanview or Raw Shooter Essentials.

brian

bobklem Mar 5, 2006 2:32 PM

Thanks Brian.

As it turns out, the lady who sold it ot me sent the wrong cable, so I couldn't download direct for the camera. I have downloaded thanks to a friend who had a compact flash card-reader for sale cheap!

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"As thedownloads available on the Minolta site, I have tried them, but unless you havethe original resident on your machine, it won't let you intall (both the firmware and the viewer upgradeupdates).


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