Hot pixel mapping for the C-2100 UZ works!

Started Sep 5, 2003 | Discussions thread
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Brian Steele Contributing Member • Posts: 624
Re: USB for the C-2100 UZ in XP

corhoin wrote:
[snip]

After this, if you have already the Olympus C-2100 in your Device
Manager,
uninstall it and run again the new hardware wizard. Let Windows XP
find the correct driver. Windows will attempt to frighten you with
a catastrophe prophecy. Just ignore it and go on (it works
perfectly). You're done. Now your Windows XP will see your Olympus
C-2100 Ultra Zoom without any additional software.

That trick works, but it doesn't make the Uzi look like a removable drive. It makes it look like an imaging device, and it appears under the "Scanners and Cameras" section in "My Computer". The instructions miss out one important thing - if you've got the driver already loaded, remove it under "Device Manager", then reinstall USING THE WINDOWS XP driver (it should be the last option on the list). Not the Olympus-supplied driver. If you reinstall the Olympus driver (from the Olympus CD), the camera won't appear as an imaging device.

Note, once you apply the tweak, you can no longer use Camedia Master to retrieve pictures from the camera.

In any case, it didn't work - the pixel-mapping program still didn't recognize the Uzi on the USB interface. Probably because it's not really recognized as a "mass storage device" under Windows XP, whether or not you do the tweak.

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