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Has anyone had trouble using a 20D with Windows 7?

 
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Apr 21, 2011 16:03 |  #1

My 20D works fine on my old laptop running Windows XP Pro...however, when I tried to load the drivers into my new laptop running Windows 7, I got a not compatible dialog box to pop up. Does anyone know any way around this (please don't say buy a new camera, I like my 20D)? The Canon website lists no new drivers for Windows 7.


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Apr 21, 2011 16:09 |  #2

i will not tell you to by a new camera but will tell you to get a card reader.


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Apr 21, 2011 16:35 as a reply to  @ JeffCanon's post |  #3

setup your laptop as a dual boot Win7/XP with a shared harddrive
I've done the same as my 1Ds has no driver for Win7


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Apr 21, 2011 17:08 |  #4

Or use vmware player / virtualbox and install win xp on it. Will fully work.




  
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Apr 21, 2011 17:11 |  #5

Do you have 32bit or 64bit because if you have a 32 Win7 you can use compatibility mode to make your XP driver to install. I also have a 1Ds which only has a XP driver for it.


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Apr 22, 2011 08:14 as a reply to  @ E James P's post |  #6

Thanks everyone...I think I will go with a dual boot setup.


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Apr 22, 2011 08:34 |  #7

LA Smith wrote in post #12271306 (external link)
Thanks everyone...I think I will go with a dual boot setup.

Serious question. Other than having the camera tethered, why do people go through so much hassle to avoid the simplicity of a 10 dollar card reader? And I don't think bends pins is legit.


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Apr 22, 2011 08:39 |  #8

SeanH wrote in post #12271404 (external link)
Serious question. Other than having the camera tethered, why do people go through so much hassle to avoid the simplicity of a 10 dollar card reader? And I don't think bends pins is legit.

I agree - it seems a lot of hassle for very little gain. I haven't even bothered installing the drivers for my last few cameras.


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Apr 22, 2011 08:40 as a reply to  @ gcogger's post |  #9

Use a card reader, come on.




  
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Apr 22, 2011 09:00 |  #10

There are other reasons to connect the camera to the PC other than downloading photos people.....give the guy some slack.




  
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Apr 22, 2011 09:05 as a reply to  @ ilguercio's post |  #11

Another vote for a card reader. Haven't used the camera software since my 10D.




  
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Apr 22, 2011 09:08 |  #12

bauerman wrote in post #12271544 (external link)
There are other reasons to connect the camera to the PC other than downloading photos people.....give the guy some slack.

Like what? The 20D doesn't have any feature attached to a pc, it can't even tether.




  
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Apr 22, 2011 09:17 |  #13

ilguercio wrote in post #12271589 (external link)
Like what? The 20D doesn't have any feature attached to a pc, it can't even tether.

Changing the owners name? ;) and , err.....


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Apr 22, 2011 09:31 |  #14

NinetyEight wrote in post #12271644 (external link)
Changing the owners name? ;) and , err.....

You can do that in 30 seconds with LR.......at least in the exif, which I believe does the same thing minus being a pain in the a** for the person you sell your camera to.


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Apr 22, 2011 09:34 |  #15

SeanH wrote in post #12271743 (external link)
You can do that in 30 seconds with LR.......at least in the exif, which I believe does the same thing minus being a pain in the a** for the person you sell your camera to.

LR doesn't change the entry held on the actual camera, this is a Canon specific field as far as I know - But hardly a deal breaker I agree...


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