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When I plug my Canon Rebel XT into my Windows 7 x64 laptop via USB, I was expecting it to allow me to browse the photos on the CF card. Instead, Win7 attempts to install a device driver and fails. I see the camera as an unknown device in Device Manager.

There doesn't seem to be a driver for the Rebel XT for Win7 x64.

I know I can get a CF USB card reader and view the photos that way but anyone know how I can view the photos via USB cable connection to the camera?

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change the setting in menu > the last icon > communication > change from PC to print/ptp and you will be able to communicate again with the camera

Found on this forum http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7hardware/thread/9bbdc0f6-9c1b-4714-8a57-650ba12dce3e

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That worked. Thanks! –  Sajee Jul 19 '10 at 15:18
    
You are welcome sajee. –  Moab Jul 20 '10 at 16:14

Install the software that came with the camera in XP compatible mode and see if that doesn't work.

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I purchased the camera 4 years ago so I don't have the the software that came with the camera. Even if I did, other than drivers, I'm reluctant to install vendor-ware unless it's absolutely required. –  Sajee Jul 19 '10 at 15:05
    
The software can be downloaded from the support page you linked. –  Velociraptors Jul 19 '10 at 15:18

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