Holy God I hate Windows....

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  1. Dmitri

    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    So.. I download the Microsoft ICE program to play with, but it won't install (.MSI). I google, everything says to update Vista - so I do. I run the updater, spend an hour or so updating the stuff microsoft is telling me to, and the program still won't load -- and to top it off, it doesn't even recognize my camera anymore.

    I plug it in, turn it on as I always have and wa-la - nothing happens. I go to windows explorer and right click the camera to import, and it tells me there is no scanner installed.

    Good god I miss the old days of DOS sometimes... if anyone knows ANYthing to fix this, please let me know.
     
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    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm











    nope i got nothing
     
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    you've tried turning it off and back on again?
     
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    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Several times. :(
     
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    is there an "install new camera/twain device" wizard, in Vista (control panel?) ?
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Update to Windows 7 - from what I hear all is good after that :)

    Even microsoft have had to admit that Vista was a disaster (keeping support of XP going far longer than they originally planned and actualy beta testing win 7!)
     
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    so your camera does appear as an icon in explorer? if you right click it and look at properties what does it show you? does it recognise it as a camera?
     
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    Do a system restore. It will take you back to a previous date. Ive never had a problem with windows vista. But I do have windows 7 also and prefer to use it over vista. Good luck.
     
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    Here's a solution: Apple
    :)
     
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    LOL @ rocdoc!....i haven't had a single problem with my windows machines since I switched to Mac :lol:

    (zipping up my flame suit)
     
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    Drivers need to be reinstalled or updated? O.S need to be reinstalled ( Windows rot?)....


    I have 1 Pc's with Vista.. and 2 with Windows 7, never had any problems running my camera or anything on them. ( or anything else for that matter)

    Running to a mac wont fix anything though..lol
     
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    =]
     

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