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Windows 7 64 bit canon 20d connect problems

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November 10, 2011 5:40:50 PM

My new computer will not recognize my cannon EOS20D and I can not find drivers for Windows 7 64 bit under the cannon website, it says there are no drivers
I am so frustrated about ready to throw the computer out the window....
Sonni
November 10, 2011 7:20:10 PM

Already downloaded the lastest software updates. but the camera is not recognized and they offer no drivers for windows 7 64 bit. (they only offer 32 bit(, I did try that one, it didn't work. Any ideas?
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November 10, 2011 8:10:38 PM

vista x64, should be the same. This might be part of canons plan to make poeple upgrade, i've a scanner that they did not support in 64bit that 64 bit is 'unstable' not unstable enough for lots of other of thier products to have 64bits drivers.

What are you trying to do, such that you want to connect it? use a card reader for downloading photos. Create a VMware 32bit installation for other reasons? or install XP mode, google it, or look on the MS website?
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November 10, 2011 8:23:35 PM

I am trying to connect to get the photos off the card in camera. I have a card reader but need to get a new one, doesn't that figure...
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November 10, 2011 8:51:35 PM

does windows not just see it as a USB drive? Also a card reader wil be a lot quicker, the USB ports on cameras and such, especially older ones were not that quick.
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November 10, 2011 9:35:30 PM

It recognizes the drive, but actuallly has the it say Cannon unitendified devise, when you go to properties it says there is no driver. I followed windows instructions to install driver, but only to find out Cannon does not have an updated driver. I will purchasing a new card reader tomorrow.
Thanks for all your help.
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November 10, 2011 9:36:39 PM

OOps sorry for typos.. Unidentified device (Cannon).
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November 21, 2011 1:49:01 AM

Cannon's support said that they do not support Windows 7, however, I did get a card reader and works fine, I was able to get all the photos off the disks.
Thanks for all your help...
Sonni
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November 21, 2011 6:51:00 AM

do not support win7, i.e. can't be arsed to for an old camera, hoping to force an update to a newer camera.
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December 28, 2011 6:39:53 PM

In the camera menu, Switch communication to PTP instead of Normal. Will work fine. Bugs in Cannon EOS camera firmware/hardware do not properly handshake with generic MS windows drivers,

Picture Transfer Protocol works without a computer, so in addition to your PC you could also send them directly to a printer for example.

Cheers
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April 25, 2012 8:42:54 PM

Thank you so much for your advice. I recently bought the Canon 20D used. I didn't even think to ask about it being compatible with my OS. Thanks again. Changing the communication over to PFP was the trick!





vondernostrand said:
In the camera menu, Switch communication to PTP instead of Normal. Will work fine. Bugs in Cannon EOS camera firmware/hardware do not properly handshake with generic MS windows drivers,

Picture Transfer Protocol works without a computer, so in addition to your PC you could also send them directly to a printer for example.

Cheers

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August 8, 2012 4:15:51 PM

I ave struggled for weeks with the same problem, I have just tried witching the communicationto PTP and Bingo first time. Tank you very much!
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