Windows 7 Camera Drivers
Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:21 PM
I have to know something about computers to do accounting (please don't hold that against me).
A few weeks ago, I upgraded my system to Windows 7 - for many reasons. I have an inexpensive Argus Bean "Sprout" camera, and the small CD that came with it did not have drivers for Windows 7 (it was not out yet). What a nightmare!!! www.drivermanager.com would not even let me search after visting their sight and wanted $30 for something I do not need, what's worse is that it took over 8 hours to figure out why Norton Symantec PC thing kept uploading itself and turning itself on.
Am I the only person hit by this?
Is there any way to get the driver for Windows 7 for this cute, little camera I really love?
Any help would be appreciated.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:56 PM
This small cd is the driver for your webcam regardless of any operating system.
If its updating its normal unless you expound more on some messages being shown as I do not use Norton. Is it a trial version?
what's worse is that it took over 8 hours to figure out why Norton Symantec PC thing kept uploading itself and turning itself on.
Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:12 PM
As for the camera drivers...if the Argus website doesn't provide them...you are probably out of luck.
Since Win 7 has been used for a few years now, you have taken away the alibi from them .
Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:32 PM
Thank you for the link.
I tried the site, but last date on it is 2009 - and I am thinking it is not compatable with Windows 7. I have adobe and nothing would open. So if I can't figure a work around, I will just have to use my phone and my Samsung New PC Studio I uploaded yesterday.
It makes me sad because I really like the clip on camera - I don't take many pix, so not a huge loss.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:45 PM
Purchase a USB card reader. Here is an example of one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820717001. You can probably find them at Best Buy, Radio Shack, and Office Depot.
I used one for years because I did not like the way my camera software took over my computer.
Insert the USB reader into a USB port, remove the card from your camera, put card in the USB reader. Transfer pics/videos to your computer.
If you have a desktop and room for expansion you could also install an internal card reader. That's what I use now and will never have a computer without one.