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Windows 7: forcing acceptance of old installation discs

05 Sep 2010   #1
jane deaux

windows 7 professional
forcing acceptance of old installation discs

I have a HP camera, only about 3 years old. I have the installation disc, but windows 7 doesn't recognize it. HP says "sorry, we don't support it anymore." Any way to install this program?

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05 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7/10 64 bit

Try installing the program in Compatibility Mode for Windows XP, if it's just that it's not Windows compatible.

If that doesn't work, Windows 7 may have built in drivers for it. Connect it and see if Windows recognizes it and installs drivers for it. If that works you can use the free Google Picasa program to import pictures to the hard drive and even do some limited editing and printing.
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06 Sep 2010   #3
jane deaux

windows 7 professional

thanks for the quick reply. Will follow your instructions.
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06 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

In case none of the drivers work, the simple solution is to pry out the memory card from its slot in the digital camera, stick it into the sd card slot on your computer, navigate to the folders on the card, then just cut and paste the pictures/ videos to the hard drive.
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07 Sep 2010   #5
jane deaux

windows 7 professional

Bill, I don't have a sd card slot on my computer, but I do have one on my printer. Can I go that route?
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07 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Yes you can use the card reader on your printer. That is the only one I have as well.
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08 Sep 2010   #7
jane deaux

windows 7 professional

thanks so much for your help and suggestions. Will try the card reader on the printer, and hope it will do what I want. Again, thanks
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