Hi. I plugged in my canon eos rebel DSLR camera into the vista powered laptop and it told me to download the driver. Did that, and yet I still can't see the camera under My Computer, or anywhere else. Any ideas?
So you downloaded and installed the driver from Canon. Did you unplug and replug the camera back in? (if this sounds stupid bear with me, I always start from the easiest to hardest things because I hate missing the easy stuff).
This is what I would suggest if you haven't done so. The computer won't recognize what kind of a device it is or have access to the files without it being on. When its on, it should allow you to view or select and download images to a file quite easily, without Canon's drivers.
I've had several issues with Vista and usb devices. They'll work perfectly on my xp desktop, but I can't say the same with my laptop. Best advice is go to the manufacturers website, and download the correct drivers there. Sometimes helps to connect, and re-connect a few times before it "takes".
I have vista on my work laptop and have not had to download a single driver to get images of ANY canon or nikon dslr. I dont know why it dosnt just offer to import the images when you plug the camera in.