Cameras forum

General discussion

Cybershot DSC-S500

by KamikaK / November 24, 2006 7:03 AM PST


I just got caught up in the Black Friday Target rush and purchased a new Sony Cybershot DSC-s500. I just read that it doesn't support the Windows 98 OS. Does anyone know of a driver or workaround that I can use to install on my system to get around this? My Win98 runs really well. I really don't want to have to return it but I will if necessary.


Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Cybershot DSC-S500
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Cybershot DSC-S500
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Sony S500
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / November 24, 2006 9:02 AM PST
In reply to: Cybershot DSC-S500

According to Sony, their software does not work with Win98.

If your computer supports USB (universal serial buss) you can buy a USB card reader for the Sony memory stick.

These card readers cost about $20 and you do not need the Sony software. The card reader will come with Win98 drivers or it will tell you where to download Win98 drivers.

Your computer will see the Memory Stick as being a new hard drive.

You put the Memory Stick in the card reader and then use Windows Explorer to look at the Memory Stick and you can download the pictures to your computer.

I use a card reader on Windows XP, so that I don't have to install the camera makers software.


Collapse -
by KamikaK / December 22, 2006 1:50 AM PST
In reply to: Sony S500

Just wanted to say thanks for the info. I did just as you said and it now works!


Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?