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    Connecting my D50 to Vista

    I attempted to connect my Nikon D50 to Vista today for the first time but it says it can't find the drivers.

    I downloaded the drivers from the Nikon site but they are not compatible with the system.

    Anyone got any ideas?

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    Shouldn't need any drivers Nick, it should be a simple USB/USB2 device ! Do you have any other USB stuff working OK ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    Shouldn't need any drivers Nick, it should be a simple USB/USB2 device ! Do you have any other USB stuff working OK ?
    Yeah everything is fine. I do however get the following message.



    Any ideas?

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    format c:

    i'll have a lookie see

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    OK, have you sussed out which .inf file is being referred ? If so, just delete it and try again.

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    oh, did u install drivers from a Nikon CD?

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    Try plugging it into a different USB slot ?

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    I've attempted to plug it into all 5 spare USB ports with no joy.

    I also can't find the CD that came with my camera

    Anyone know where I can download the files or find that .inf file?

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    have you tried Nikon Support?

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    have you got the camera set to ptp or mass storage, it should work fine if set to mass but will ask for drivers if set to ptp (it's in the spanner menu)

    also card readers are so much easier

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    Just had a look on Nikonians, couldnt find any info apart from running capture. Have you got it set to USB mass torage on the USB option, if its set to PTP I think you need capture installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by da_ging View Post
    have you got the camera set to ptp or mass storage, it should work fine if set to mass but will ask for drivers if set to ptp (it's in the spanner menu)

    also card readers are so much easier
    Camera is set to PTP, just downloading the drivers from the Nikon site. Will let you know how it goes.

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    I downloaded the generic PTP driver from Nikon, when I run it I get the following error

    The driver is not compatible with this system or dors not need to be installed. Aborting installation.

    I can't see the camera in the device manager so does anyone know where I can delete the camera .inf file?

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    Good news, all fixed. I just did a search for drivers in c:\Windows and it picked up the correct file

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