How to Install My Camera Software

By C. Taylor

Installing your digital camera's software may allow advanced functions.
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Before using your digital camera with your computer, you may wish to install the camera's software. This might be drivers for connecting the computer via USB or photo software for manipulating photos. In Windows 7, and even XP, the necessary drivers are installed automatically and do not need to be installed separately. This will enable access to the camera's photos. However, you may still wish to install software for advanced functions.

Insert your camera's included CD into the CD/DVD drive of your computer and close the tray. After a few moments, the appropriate installation windows should automatically appear.

Install the software by following the prompts on your screen. You will probably be asked for a confirmation before installing, a location and possibly additional installation options. For most users, all default values will be perfectly fine, so just keep clicking "Next" until installation is complete. You may need to restart your computer for the changes to take place.

Plug the small end of the included USB cable into you digital camera and power on the device, according to its instructions. Plug the rectangular USB end of the cable into an available USB port of your computer. The computer should automatically recognize the device, install drivers and finalize installation of any advanced interface software you installed.