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Old Nov 12, 2003, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default Software for downloading on NT computer from a Canon A-60

I just realized that I canīt download my first digital photos 'cause the soft that comes with the Canon doesn't works on NT operating systems !!!

Aaargg

I canīt change the operating system (it's not my computer..) somebody knows which soft will be fine for downloading on NT?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Nov 12, 2003, 10:28 AM   #2
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If memory serves me correct, NT does not support USB. The Service pack 6A may support USB. This is version NT4.
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Old Nov 12, 2003, 1:10 PM   #3
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Better do it on another computer. There's now way connecting USB devices on an NT machine without pulling your hair out of frustration.
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Old Nov 12, 2003, 1:28 PM   #4
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It has NT 4.0.

It has the USB plug, but I never tried to connect anything via USB...
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Old Nov 12, 2003, 1:40 PM   #5
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I've just found in Canon's database:
Can my Powershot Digital Camera be used with Windows NT?

Any camera equipped solely with a USB or Firewire port cannot be used with Windows NT. To transfer the images taken with these cameras to a Windows NT system, it is recommended to use a Compact Flash Card Reader that is connected via a serial or parallel port interface

Aaaarggg (again)

Problem solutioned (jajajajajaj)
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Old Nov 12, 2003, 3:08 PM   #6
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Good luck in trying to find a serial port card reader. I have not seen one in the last 3 or 4 years.
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Old Nov 13, 2003, 1:15 AM   #7
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I think I got just the info you need so you can upload the pics from your camera to a WinNT system...

There is such a thing as a parallel printer port converter to USB, I know I have seen them in stores like CompUSA, Fry's, Bestbuy and circuit city and I am certain there are a lot of other places which sell them. I never used one since I never needed to, but when I go to a computer store I love browsing around, etc etc...

Mind you this was a while back when I seen this converter, and it was not exclusive to WinNT, it was originally made when USB first came out to the public, and most people did not have a USB capable computer yet. So I am certain it will work just fine for you.

Not only that, but if you find one of these converters, then in the future anything else which you may buy that requires USB will also work with the WinNT OS.

Have a great day.
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Old Nov 13, 2003, 1:39 AM   #8
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There is such a thing as a parallel printer port converter to USB, I know I have seen them in stores like CompUSA, Fry's, Bestbuy and circuit city and I am certain there are a lot of other places which sell them.
No such thing!!! What you are thinking about is a USB to Parallel Port connector...it's to use legacy parallel devices on newer computers that only have USB ports.
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Old Nov 13, 2003, 1:47 AM   #9
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Well I am certain that there are converters or readers that do use the paralleL port.

Here is a link to one of em...

http://www.surprise.com/electronics/...allel_Port.cfm

There are a lot of other links I could have included here, just do a
quick search and you or anyone else will fine em no problems.


Check it out! :roll:
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Old Nov 13, 2003, 3:28 AM   #10
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That is a parallel port card reader...I had one of those many years ago.

I'm looking for an example of a Parallel to USB converter...a few people have thought they have seen one, but not one of them has provided proof of such a device's existance when asked! All the devices people have shown are USB to Parallel converters.
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