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Powershot G2 Win 7 (64) Necrophilia

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August 13, 2013 11:44:44 AM

Hello!

I've been searching related threads for some time now, and I'm just not satisfied with the answers I see.

I have a Canon Powershot G2, Windows 7 x64 Pro, and an XP laptop. As other people, who have posted in this forum in the past, I am unable to upload pictures to Win 7 with the camera's USB cable - although I seem to recall that there was a time when I could do this. Windows 7 insists that there is a driver missing, and of course none can be found. [My memory is foggy because this issue has been bothering me for a long time, and some of the other responses that I have seen in the Forums led me to believe that it should work with Win 7 - so maybe I was doing something wrong. My temporary solution was to avoid photography.] If I was uploading to Win 7 previously, I don't believe that I was using any driver. I see no software on Canon's site that facilitates uploading - contrary to what one poster claimed. I actually cannot upload photos to my XP laptop using the USB cable - but I suspect that those USB ports are damaged from using a GPS dongle with my laptop in my travels in a Freightliner truck (bouncy bouncy). Plugging the memory card into my laptop's card reader does work, but that is the antithesis of convenience.

When I plug the camera into a USB port, Windows 7 does recognize that there is a device there, so I have tentatively ruled out the possibility that the cable might be damaged. Is it possible that SP1, or USB 3.0 changed something that had previously allowed uploading to work?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

reedflyer said:
is there a driver available for my Canon PowerShot G2 that works with Windows 7 64 bit????


August 13, 2013 12:09:41 PM

my hunch is there aren't 64 bit drivers for that camera.
it is circa 2001, long before 64 bit systems were commonplace.

what does this have to do with necrophilia mentioned in the title? you'll have to start another thread on a very different site for that discussion.
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August 13, 2013 10:43:33 PM

Branden said:
my hunch is there aren't 64 bit drivers for that camera.
it is circa 2001, long before 64 bit systems were commonplace.

what does this have to do with necrophilia mentioned in the title?


It should be possible for the drivers (if any such driver exists, which I doubt) to work in 32 bit mode, particularly as past threads on this topic have claimed that their similar cameras worked fine with Win 7 (without looking I believe some of those were 64 bit). My current theory is that Win 7 is not correctly identifying the type the device, and I don't know how to test that theory yet.

"Necrophilia" in most forums is the resurrection of a forum thread after the thread has been idle for more than a year. There's beating a dead horse, and then there's coming by a year later to...

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