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Query re: original and new camera software/upgrade

When I bought my digital camera a little over 4 years ago, I loved the software. When the program quit working properly about a year ago, I contacted the manufacturer, was told I needed new drivers, and linked me to the download page. With the dowmload came an upgrade of the software, which I do not like nearly as much as the original...

I tried a couple of clean uninstalls of the new, then re-installs of the old, but the old did not work. I do not understand why.

My son has exactly the same make and model# PC (WMe) as mine, and his "old" worked fine. He just bought a new PC running XP, installed the software, and it works beautifully.

I am presently in the market for a new machine. I would love to use my old camera software. Apparently it will work if I opt for XP.

But still puzzed why it doesn't work on my present PC.

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Thank you.

Angeline

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Digital Camera Software

In reply to: Query re: original and new camera software/upgrade

Hi Angeline

You forgot to give us one little piece of information:

The camera manufacturer.

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If you happen to be referring to Kodak, there are a lot of people scratching their heads over their software.

The last time I looked at one of their updates, it had a list of things to remove from your system. Leftover junk from previous versions.

That is scary....

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If you are referring to Kodak, I suggest you get yourself a card reader and forget about Kodak software. You only need their software to download photos. A card reader can do that... quick and simple.


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If you are referring to a different camera manufacture, let us know who it is.
Don't keep us in suspenders.

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You are correct!

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I hesitated identifying the product (Kodak EastShare 3600 Zoom - and I've got the dock), because I don't like mentioning unfavorable stuff when the culprit could be me! Happy

It is heartening to know others have complained. A couple of weeks ago I got an email from them saying there was another update. I passed!

Thanks to you I know that the camera will work on whatever new machine I buy, PC or Mac. I had no idea what the software does. I willl opt for the media card reader, for sure! Then I can store my photos how I prefer!

Thanks, Joe!

Angeline

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The original install probably didn't completely uninstall,

In reply to: Query re: original and new camera software/upgrade

and the new one may also have failed to completely remove itself. You might have to do a fresh Windows install to get it working again. That means wiping out all your programs, and starting from scratch. It's probably not worth that.

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You are also correect.

In reply to: The original install probably didn't completely uninstall,

A Windows re-install was done last year. So, no, that will not be repeated! Happy

I'm feeling much better now after "tallking" with you guys!

Thanks, KP!

Angeline

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