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The old "Cool-i Cam"

Postposted on Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:22 am

Hi Folks,

I have a USB web cam/digital camera from about 2001 that I would like to use with a laptop running Windows 7. I have the original software and updated drives, but I cannot get it to work, even with plug and play. Is there any way to possibly use this camera with a modern laptop? It was a fairly nice free-standing little camera. Any way to run it in compatibility mode?

I only want to be able to download or transfer the 20 photos it can take.

Thanks!

Take care, Joe.
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Re: The old "Cool-i Cam"

Postposted on Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:00 am

Do you have an older version of Windows lying around? You might be able to get it working in a virtual machine, which if you have an old OS you can do for free with Virtual Box.
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Re: The old "Cool-i Cam"

Postposted on Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:36 am

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Re: The old "Cool-i Cam"

Postposted on Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:29 am

He said he's got pictures on it, duh. It's in the OP.
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Re: The old "Cool-i Cam"

Postposted on Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:15 pm

If you have Windows 7 Pro, you can download a free Windows XP virtual Machine.

Check it out here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/wind ... ws-xp-mode
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Re: The old "Cool-i Cam"

Postposted on Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:53 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:He said he's got pictures on it, duh. It's in the OP.


That's ambiguous. Another reading is "this camera can store 20 photos, and I'd like to be able to transfer any photos I take to the computer".
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Re: The old "Cool-i Cam"

Postposted on Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:44 pm

Thanks, everyone, for the information and suggestions! Just thought I could somehow treat it like a USB storage device and transfer the files/bitmaps. I have the old hard drive, from the computer I used to use with the camera, in a separate case that I sometimes hook up to my laptop to access the old files, and that has Windows 98SE on it. My laptop is Windows 7 Home Premium.

Just hate to see the old stuff fade away.

Yes, guess it's time to move on. Sure was fun while it lasted!

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