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Windows 7: Canon Rebel XT

16 Apr 2011   #11
murfar1

Windows 7/64
 
 

Going from PC Connection to Print/TPT is a solution that works for me however.....it causes the Canon EOS Utility (computer/camera tethering for remote shooting) to NOT recognize the camera. It tells me I have to use the PC Connection setting in order to use that software. Well if I do that, the computer won't recognize the camera at all and I'm back to square one. Anyone have a work-around for this one? I've already tried the driver route and updated my EOS Utility software. Still dead in the water. I'm using Windows 7/64x.


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29 Jul 2011   #12
jgriffin01810

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Skiwoodi - this was a ridiculously simple fix. I also didn't need to gum up my Win7 machine with irrelevant software! ...and I agree with you - why can't Canon make it simple and just say it?!
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17 Oct 2011   #13
Stransky

Windows 7 home
 
 

My problem with this is Windows 7 should be backward compatible and I feel there is a legal issue here.

This is a simple i/o issue and support should be available for "standard" usb ports.

Yes Canon can write new drivers, but Microsoft should not have created this problem in the first place let alone allowing this to go on for all this time.

I am not a software writer but I am sure with existing hardware that worked fine in Vista someone should be able to fix this problem so I can use the remote function of my Canon SLR.

I have put this plea on other forums to no avail so thought I would wake this one up in the hope that somebody on here knows what they're doing and can fix this.
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28 Dec 2011   #14
JimboIsle

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Problem solved

Thank you Skiwoodi ......your simple solution works great!
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29 Dec 2011   #15
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

One more solution that will also work... essentially the same as running the camera in PTP mode...

Take the flash card out of the camera, and plug it into any USB card reader (e.g. this one from IOGear). If your computer already has such a card reader, well that much the easier.

Bingo. You don't need the camera to access the flash card itself, which is where the pictures are.

Furthermore, Canon's application software (e.g. Zoom Browser) works perfectly with the external card in the reader, for importing pictures directly from the card out of the camera and in such a reader.
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29 Dec 2011   #16
Stransky

Windows 7 home
 
 
Eureka!

I have recently taken delivery of my new SLR a D550.
Which came with the usual Canon software and connection leads to USB.
The remote operation works fine in Windows 7 unless I try a longer lead then it doesn't recognise the camera. So the moral is to get a Canon compatible lead, I will try my old 350 on it when I get back to work but I thik this is what has been causing the problem all along. YIPPEE!
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29 Dec 2011   #17
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stransky View Post
I have recently taken delivery of my new SLR a D550.
Which came with the usual Canon software and connection leads to USB.
The remote operation works fine in Windows 7 unless I try a longer lead then it doesn't recognise the camera. So the moral is to get a Canon compatible lead, I will try my old 350 on it when I get back to work but I think this is what has been causing the problem all along. YIPPEE!
It does seem a bit of a stretch to theorize that it is the particular USB connection cable or its length which is really at work here.

In fact, the Microsoft Hardware Compability Site shows that the EOS 550D is compatible with Win7. This from Microsoft, via Canon.

In contrast, the base Rebel XT (model 0206B001) is shown as NOT COMPATIBLE although other models in the Rebel family are shown as compatible.

Again, it's the flash card itself you're after. Either configure the camera PTP to appear simply as an external removable USB drive, or remove the flash card and insert it into an internal or external USB card reader, and avoid any "compatibility" or "supported" issues with the old camera itself.

Again, the Canon software works just fine with the flash card in a reader. Seems like a very simple solution.
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29 Dec 2011   #18
Stransky

Windows 7 home
 
 

Until I check my 350 on the new lead it is a theory but I have tried my new cam on all the leads I have and though the ptp option works, the remote control functionality doesn't.
I'll let you know, in the new year when I get back to work.
Regards.
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21 Feb 2012   #19
JYPY650

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
rebel XT windows 7

Thank's skiwoodi your solution is very easy to do and work great
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21 Feb 2012   #20
JYPY650

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thank you skiwoodi you solution is easy to do and work great !

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skiwoodi View Post
Windows 7 does not recognize Rebel XT EOS. This is a really quick fix: Connect your Canon Rebel XT EOS to your computer via USB cord, turn you Canon Rebel XT EOS on, click menu on camera, go to the 4th menu which is tool settings, arrow down to communication, change setting from PC Connection to Print/PTP. Your Canon Rebel XT EOS should now show up in your devices and you should be able to see all of your photos. This fix takes about 1 minute to do and solves all of your problems. Don't know why Canon does not have this info on their website. Enjoy your memorable photos on your new computer.
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