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Windows 7: PowerShot S300 DIGITAL ELPH driver for W7

16 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional (x64) (build 7600)
 
 
PowerShot S300 DIGITAL ELPH driver for W7

Official drivers support for PowerShot S300 DIGITAL ELPH ends, as I understand, with Windows XP. Windows 7 usually should find and install drivers for USB gadgets automatically. Fails.... On Canon site they philosophically say that I should use memory card adapter.
Old XP driver uder Windows 7 - fails...
UBUNTU 10.10 works with camera images smooth.
Does anybody here can propose more lightweight solution for Windows 7?

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17 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello Vitaaliy, Welcome to the forum

Is the XP driver for 64bit? then you have a chance that it might install using Compatibility Mode If it is only 32bit then your only hope would be to change to Windows 7 32bit which would most likely automatically install the driver.
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17 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Thank you, pooch, it was bright idea, but it didn't work. XP-driver is, of course, 32-bit one. I set up xp-compatibility mode, installed it, but, alas, the system didn't like it. And I will never change my childish 64-bit system dream for 32 bits... Instead I installed the latest UBUNTU version, where there are no problems with this driver. I think, it is deliberate policy of software and hardware manufacturers - to push the consumer to purchase new gadgets. Actually, so it happened. I have a new camera, no problems with drivers. Just it was a pity to part with the old one - it is fully operational.
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17 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

You might be able to get it working with Windows 7 by changing a communications setting on your camera. My old Canon G3 wouldn't work with Windows 7 until I changed the communications setting from "Normal" to "PTP". On my camera the "Normal" setting used a TWAIN driver which is not supported by Win 7. The "PTP" setting made the camera look like a USB flashdrive to Win 7 and all was well.

I would look at my USB settings if I were you...
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18 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WiFi Ed View Post
You might be able to get it working with Windows 7 by changing a communications setting on your camera.

I would look at my USB settings if I were you...
Thank you, Ed... But my camera has not any communication settings .
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18 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vitaaliy View Post
Thank you, pooch, it was bright idea, but it didn't work. XP-driver is, of course, 32-bit one. I set up xp-compatibility mode, installed it, but, alas, the system didn't like it. And I will never change my childish 64-bit system dream for 32 bits... Instead I installed the latest UBUNTU version, where there are no problems with this driver. I think, it is deliberate policy of software and hardware manufacturers - to push the consumer to purchase new gadgets. Actually, so it happened. I have a new camera, no problems with drivers. Just it was a pity to part with the old one - it is fully operational.
I know the feeling To be honest I never connect my camera to the PC but insert the card in a card reader. It has the advantages that I need never look for drivers and I do not have to use the software that comes bundled with the camera, instead I mainly use two very good free programs; IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide as a picture viewer and VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework! for video
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18 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I haven't come across a camera yet that doesn't work in Windows 7 simply by plugging it in. Have you tried that, and then run Windows Update with the camera connected?

Aside from that, a card reader is typically about $10, and well worth it, since you don't chew up the camera's batteries.
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18 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I haven't come across a camera yet that doesn't work in Windows 7 simply by plugging it in. Have you tried that, and then run Windows Update with the camera connected?
I tried to update driver through the Computer Management utility. It could not find acceptable one. As a rule, you are right: when new USB facility is connected, the driver is fetched and installed automatically. For example, such was the procedure with my Logitech C310 camera. Because it was new. New gadgets are respected.

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Aside from that, a card reader is typically about $10, and well worth it, since you don't chew up the camera's batteries.
Yes, I agree, but I decided to rely upon UBUNTU. Very pleasant and cute system. Maybe the time will come and I will switch to it completeley. There are no problems at all with this drivers' affair... Recomend! At least, make acquaintance with it!
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21 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vitaaliy View Post
Yes, I agree, but I decided to rely upon UBUNTU. Very pleasant and cute system. Maybe the time will come and I will switch to it completeley. There are no problems at all with this drivers' affair... Recomend! At least, make acquaintance with it!
I hate the colour scheme of the new Ubuntu, and that's the first thing I would change. Seriously tho There are several very good Linux operating systems out there But the problem this time is down to the manufacturers not releasing drivers not Windows
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21 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
… I hate the colour scheme of the new Ubuntu,
Agreed... I cannot understand a "strange" taste of some people... Sometimes they present their text in dark red, or dark blue on the black background. I am far not Windows fan, but in my opinion, their color schemes, ergonomics is excellent. Take, for example, MS Office and compare it with some Winamp skins created by enthusiasts. Nightmare!

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... But the problem this time is down to the manufacturers not releasing drivers not Windows
I think all these people have some secret agreement stimulating the activity on consumption market. Gadgets should be subjected to moral ageing: neither manufacturers, nor OS developers support hardware after some, rather short time period. So you go and buy the new model. That was so when I switched to Windows 7 after W XP. I could not find a driver for my old normally working ethernet adapter. Of course, I went to the shop and bought the new one. That is life in capitalistic paradise. We did not create a paradise here in Ukraine, but all the drawbacks of capitalism - are here, alive and flourishing .
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