Lost your Canon CD?
Some time ago I needed to install my Canon EOS software onto a new computer. As is the way of these things, I couldn’t find the CD.
No problem I thought, I’ll just download the software from Canon…
One minor problem – Canon only has software updaters available. In other words, you need to have the software already installed to update it.
Just why Canon adopts this approach is beyond me – If I want the software it’s because I already have one of their cameras. The software is supplied at no additional cost, so why just post updaters?
Anyway, over the years I’ve been sent several ways round the ‘update only’ policy that I’ve collected on a page on this site – hopefully to be of interest to Canon camera users.
To be fair, people I’ve asked at Canon UK and US have agreed that the ‘update only’ policy seems bizarre, but it’s not their doing. They also pointed out that Canon will supply CDs if you contact them and ask.
I’ve just updated info about the process on the Mac, and information relevant to Window users.