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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by debodun, Jan 26, 2007.

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  1. debodun

    debodun Thread Starter

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    A friend lent me her Toshiba M65 digital camera so I could take some pics of the interior of my house. Now I'm stymied. I'm not sure how to get the images from the camera to the computer. There's some kind of cable that attaches to the camera and then to the computer, but it's a USB connection. My computer is 8 years old and doesn't have USB connections - even the dot-matrix printer is connected by a parallel port. Should I just forget about a digital camera or is there another way to get the pics off the camera? I took it to my work computer which has a USB port, but I still couldn't download. It said it needed some software. I tried to download the camera drivers from the Toshiba site, but it still didn't work.
     
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    You best bet is to download them from your work computer or a friends if that one doesn't work.....your one at work has all the Windows updates......as there should be no problem downloading them......most cases just plug it into the USB and away you go.....there is sometimes you will need to download the drivers.
     
  3. debodun

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    Um...I said that the computer at work (has Windows XP Pro as OS) couldn't see them even after I downloaded the drivers.
     
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    I can't find any info at all on Toshiba's web site about that camera, so I'm interested to know what you downloaded. If you want to connect the camera directly to the computer, you're going to need the software and/or drivers for that specific camera. Nothing else is going to work.

    The only other option is to purchase a memory card reader that would connect to the USB port on your work computer. Then you'd take the card out of the camera and put it in the reader.
     
  5. Knotbored

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    Most photo processing stores (and PC stores) can make a CD from the memory card. Take the card and camera into the store, explain you are in the market for a camera (or a PC) and ask for a demonstration.
     
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    That camera should need no drivers or software with an XP OS...if your home computer is other than XP...you did not say...then drivers may be necessary

    With an XP OS it will be shown as another drive in Explorer

    If this is just a one time thing then as Knotbored said ...take the card to any CVS, Wallies etc: and have it put on a CD

    If they can't read it then you may have been loaned a bad camera or card...

    buck
     
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