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Old Jul 16, 2002, 10:22 AM   #1
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I just bought a Nikon CoolPix 885 and also a Lexar CompactFlash reader. I am on a Windows NT 4.0 network. I can't connect either the camera or the reader to my computer because Windows NT doesn't support USB functionality. Other than returning the camera, which I'm going to have to do - any suggestions? Is there an adaptor of some sort? I'm a camera novice, and a computer user - not a tech person. Thanks for any and all advice.
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Old Jul 16, 2002, 11:45 AM   #2
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There are parallel port compact flash readers that work under Windows 95 and NT.

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Old Jul 16, 2002, 2:35 PM   #3
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NT support USB !!!

... so are USB powered ZIP drives, and USB's MP3 players...

Your CF card (or camera) manufacturer just didn't write the NT drivers for it. They do sell PCMCIA (PCcard) adapter that just plug in one of the spare ATApi cable as well... They just appear as another drive !

http://www.altec-computersysteme.com...asy_DB_e21.pdf

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http://www.elandigitalsystems.com/adapter/index.php

In case you need the extra speed over the parallel port...

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USB works on NT (window 2000) machines...

http://www.stevesforums.com/forum/vi...d.php?tid=1238

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2002_.../aft_pro2.html

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Old Jul 19, 2002, 10:04 PM   #5
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Default NT might not support USB

Are you using NT 4 or Windows 2000?

Speaking as a guy that bought all new USB peripherals because I thought my NT laptop would support them I have to say that NT 4 will not support a USB connection.

You may find that a service pack, if you can find it, might allow you to use the USB port - I think SP3 enabled the USB port.

You probably will have problems if you're on NT 4 - the service packs aren't easily found anymore and you'd need admin rights on your PC locally. I'm guessing you may not have these based on your 'newbie' question (no offence, honest) and since companies use NT so that users can't load stuff up.

A PCMCIA adapter - if you have a laptop -might work but before you buy double check that it comes with NT 4 drivers, if that's what you need.

And make sure you have the ability to load up software - or get your admin guys to help you.

Unfortunately most new camera's come with only a USB port - my 950 only has a serial port so although it's painfully slow, it would work.
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