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Canon 400DSo, I started looking around for my disc which contained the software for my (Canon EOS Digital SLR Camera) Canon Digital Rebel XTi camera and I just can’t find it. So, how on earth would I get the software for the camera if Canon only offers the ‘Upgrade’ version on their website?

I was really surprised that Canon did not offer the base installation of their software via their website especially when their software doesn’t even require a serial number to activate or install. But you can however find a multitude of software upgrades on their various download pages.

So, if you fine yourself asking the following questions then this is the answer you’ve been waiting for.

Where can I download ZoomBrowser Ex
1. Where can I download Digital Photo Professional
2. Where can I download EOS Capture
3. Where can I download EOS File Viewer
4. Where can I download PhotoStitch

Here’s the answer! You simply go to the Canon download website for the XTi which is: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=215&modelid=14256 and download the latest ‘upgrade’ version of the application.

Then you use the power of the Windows Registry to do the rest of the work for you.

You can skip the next step if you would rather just download the attached .REG file at the bottom of this article.

To do this make a file and call it canon.reg The icon should change to something that looks like a piece of paper with stacks of little blue ice cubes on it. Then open it using Notepad and paste the following into it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\DPP]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\EOS Capture]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\EOSViewerUtility]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\PhotoStitch]

Copy between the two comment lines and do not include them within the canon.reg file. Make sense?

Save the file and double click it. Then click ‘YES’ and then ‘OK.’

That’s it! Now you can go about installing any of the software applications from the Canon website.

How does this work? Well, you see, Canon software checks your Windows registry for previously installed versions before you can install the upgrade version that you get from the website. We’re just ‘tricking’ the Canon software to think that you already have some of their applications installed.

Some of the older versions of the Canon software allowed you to extract the downloaded executable using a program like WinRAR an then manually run the install which bypassed the registry check. It looks like Canon has upgraded their download packages so that you can no longer easily extract them.

Good Luck,
Tom

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  • hosAM
    Reply

    THANK YOU

  • hosAM
    Reply

    THANK YOU

  • KID KANGAROO
    Reply

    YOU ARE MY HERO

  • Dan
    Reply

    Thanks for publishing this! I first had to download and install a European version after updating the registry, but I was then able to install the latest US version (ZoomBrowser EX 6.3.1). Good work!

  • Beth
    Reply

    First of all-Thank you so much-a real lifesaver. I am not able to get the ZoomBrowser to download. It looks like the last post is addressing it, but I’m not sure what to do with those directions. I would really appreciate your help.

  • Regmon_user
    Reply

    zb631upd_en.exe queries ‘Settings’ sub-key, and tries ‘Install’ is not found.
    You’ll need something like this:
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Settings]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Install]
    —————————————-

  • Tom
    Reply

    Thanks for the help, but this doesn’t seem to work for Vista. Do you have a fix for that?
    Thanks

  • Jon A
    Reply

    OMG, THANK YOU. You saved my entire weekend. I couldn’t find my CD and Canon said they would mail me a new one, except i need it NOW. Your the BEST

  • Parv
    Reply

    This doesnt seem to work for me…not sure whether the new version of the upgrade works! Aaaaargh, any advice anyone?! 🙁

    P.

  • Tom
    Reply

    I’ve heard mixed rumors that this will also work for Vista. I have not tried with Windows Vista yet.

  • Eddie
    Reply

    I can't get the zoombrowser to install, it still asks for the CD. I am running VISTA. Any additional advice?

  • Rohit
    Reply

    awesome :)
    thanks a lot

  • Ann
    Reply

    I couldn't find my cd either. Follow these directions and problem solved. Thank you VERY MUCH. Saved me some headache I'm sure. Excellent.

  • Naweedjan
    Reply

    i need for a software in below model
    pc 1022 please if posible sent me that software because i such as need for that
    best wish

  • Fili
    Reply

    Great info! 5 stars.
    I haven't received a software disk with my Rebel XS / 1000D camera so I wasn't able to install the 'Updates', but your method is excelent. Thanks a lot.

  • Aaron
    Reply

    Awesome job! I just bought my new Sx110 and my disc doesn't seem to be readable (Made in China)

  • lauren
    Reply

    Nothing more needs to be said, but I had to add my thanks. It's a crime they charge for this download, no one else does. You have made many of us very happy – thanks for taking the time to do this.

  • SachaMartins
    Reply
  • V The G
    Reply

    You are truly amazing. Thanks a ton.

  • Damian
    Reply

    Clap, clap. You are a genius!

  • E.
    Reply

    Thanks so much for the Info. Camera was a gift and seems like it was the last on in store. Canon was going to charge me for something that sould have been in the box to begin with. THANKS AGAIN!!!

  • Terry
    Reply

    Awesome. Thanks sooooooo much!!

  • Tom
    Reply

    You don't save the reg file to your registry. You click it and then it runs and the contents of the file are inserted into your registry.

  • JJ
    Reply

    Looks good except you haven't indicated where in the registry the canon.reg file should be created or saved to!!

  • ur fan
    Reply

    ur my idol!!

  • Austin
    Reply

    Rafael, or anyone, could you be more clear on the precise lines to use for Windows Vista? I am somewhat of a novice, but I need this to run my camera on my new computer. Software misplaced.

  • Santiago
    Reply

    hey, any chance to make this work on a mac???

  • Evan Layman
    Reply

    Thanks. For some reason zoombrowser still asks for a cd to install.. and "Picture Style Editor" and "digital photo professional" say my resolution/color is not working (this is probably due to vista or something) but does anyone know how to fix it? I'm running 64bit vista.

  • OryZ
    Reply

    thanks man!
    been trying to tackle that problem for a while now as I lost my oroginal cd….
    :-)

  • yvrwoody
    Reply

    thanks for figuring this out!
    very helpful!
    why does canon not make the base app available?!

  • Joe
    Reply

    Thank you, I want to have your baby. and I am a guy, so, that says a lot I would think.

  • udhay
    Reply

    excellent. worked like charm!!!!

  • model idiot
    Reply

    You´re definetly a star!!! Thanks, you changed my life!!

  • volltrottel
    Reply

    You rock! Thanks!!

  • Chrissy
    Reply

    Not working for me….frustrated!! Help. I did just how you explained, but it still doesn’t see it.

  • Mindy
    Reply

    I feel like an idiot but where does this file need to be created, because what you describe isn’t working for me!! 🙁

  • Fizzer
    Reply

    OMG…. Just spen 20 mins searching for a soloution to get it insalled till I came across this. ‘ ] ‘ was missing indeed LOL

  • Luukkhang
    Reply

    u r super cool!!!

  • Michael
    Reply

    I love you dude thats all there is to say

  • Bill
    Reply

    Will this work for the Canon Rebel XT?

  • Ron P
    Reply

    I changed the first line of canon.reg to regedit4 and it merged into
    registry perfectly. After that, I downloaded zoombrowser software
    and it worked perfecto. Thanks.

  • Ron Piatasik
    Reply

    I ran the canon.reg on my win/98se. The Registry Editor said,
    “Cannot import C:\…\canon.reg. The specified file is not a registry script.
    You can import only registry files.”

  • Giselle
    Reply

    THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANKSSS!!! TOM AND MACKY!! AT LAST! worked perfect with Vista 64, so dumb that canon doesn’t let us download the software!

    you guys rock!

  • Burdie
    Reply

    Thank you soooo much!!!

  • muzakkirul karim
    Reply

    canon scan lide 100

  • muzakkirul karim
    Reply

    pls give me soft ware canon scanner lide-100

  • B G
    Reply

    Thanks! It worked like a charm!

  • Bill Gates
    Reply

    This is fucking awesome!!!
    Thanks!!!

  • Perception Crisis
    Reply

    Thanks so much!

  • blissed out
    Reply

    my hero!!!!

    you SO rock.

    thanks for sharing.

  • Peter
    Reply

    I HAVE to add my thanks and a most excellent rating. It’s people like you that make the world more fun.

  • Alex
    Reply

    Oh! that was super-duper useful advice!!!

  • Justin
    Reply

    Mad Props!!! Great job

  • caleb
    Reply

    thanks so much! what you wrote over 2 years ago still helps 🙂

  • mgost
    Reply

    You’re the man!! Thanx alot!!!

  • JDub
    Reply

    Thanks
    zb641xpupd-en also requires the additional ZoomBrowser entries added to canon.reg file

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Settings]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Install]

  • kim
    Reply

    Hey Macky!

    Thanks… For those wanting to install the PhotoStitch software, the end bracket is missing in Macky’s otherwise excellent hack above. Add it in your .reg file, and you’re good.

    Cheers!

  • qwgsy
    Reply

    FANTASTIC!!!!!!

  • lois
    Reply

    Is there a way to do this on a MAC??

  • Stacy
    Reply

    Thanks so much!!!

  • eldon
    Reply

    amazing. thank you! us 1, canon 0

  • asdasd
    Reply

    u are the man

  • Martine
    Reply

    Whoops, didn’t work fully, still cannot download pictures, as when I connect the camera it tells me I am missing a “do._da” file. and shuts me down? My original disc is damaged, fids scratched it, so cannot use it. I have an old Rebel, the KISS Rebel 300D? Can anyone help? Is it particular to my camera model? I will contact canon as well in the meantime….

  • Martine
    Reply

    Million thanks, worked for me but as Dan above had to download european version first then update

  • NgeeJee
    Reply

    Thankx Macky!

    you save my day too! =)

  • zohar
    Reply

    Thank man

  • Patricio
    Reply

    Muchisimas gracias, me funiona para mi Rebel XT

  • danny in seoul
    Reply

    i bought a 450d at yongsan in seoul. sketchy vendors there.. anyways i got a good price but no software in the box!!! this is what i needed. thanks a lot brotha ^^

  • Barend
    Reply

    FANTASTIC!!!!!!

  • Ivor
    Reply

    Awesome… way to stick it to the corporate robots who decided to make such a simple procedure needlessly complex.

  • macky
    Reply

    for vista 64 and win 7

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Utility]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\DPP]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Settings]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Install]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\PhotoStitch
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Capture]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOSViewerUtility]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ODSK]

  • Mark
    Reply

    very good! thats what i needed! thank you!

  • JDK
    Reply

    Thats Great!!! Excellent work sir…

  • pop3
    Reply

    Thank you VERYYYYYYYYYYYYY MUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • AJf
    Reply

    tnanks thanks thanks * 10000000000000

  • coolNik
    Reply

    Its a great help!!! thanks a ton.

  • ARthur
    Reply

    Excellent solution. I also have stored my cd in the attic, in the basement, in the garage, or the back of a bedroom closet. I still have the camera and I do like Zoombrowser EX. I added the Install key and the Settings key to your canon.reg file. I was able to install the 6.3.1 update to my XP computer. Great!!

  • Rick
    Reply

    You are the MAN!!! Thanks!

  • noe
    Reply

    I don’t get it :'(

  • Marc
    Reply

    I have a same question as TYRONE.

    is there a solution for Mac OS X?

    Thanks a lot !

  • Steffan
    Reply

    You’re a lifesaver, my friend. Thank you very much.

  • Sasha
    Reply

    Well it is not working anymore. I have Vista and when i start installation, it asks me to put in a CD

  • Charlie
    Reply

    work fine for me too Thank a lot.

    it saved my day

    another good suggestion is to borrow ur friends.

  • TYRONE
    Reply

    I HAVE A CANON 5D II and lost my CD.

    IS THERE A SOLUTION FOR MAC OS X?

  • wjx
    Reply

    very good

  • Stuffs
    Reply

    I moved and install CD got lost in process. Would would have thought it would be such a mission. Finally found this page.
    Thanks!!!!

  • razvan
    Reply

    Thank you very much! Worked like a charm!

  • Jane
    Reply

    thanks a lot 🙂

  • Kamil
    Reply

    THANK YOU! This information was vital for my existence! Ok, at least for today.

  • sulafar
    Reply

    You’re the MAN!!

  • KID KANGAROO
    Reply

    YOU ARE MY HERO

  • Dan
    Reply

    Thanks for publishing this! I first had to download and install a European version after updating the registry, but I was then able to install the latest US version (ZoomBrowser EX 6.3.1). Good work!

  • Beth
    Reply

    First of all-Thank you so much-a real lifesaver. I am not able to get the ZoomBrowser to download. It looks like the last post is addressing it, but I’m not sure what to do with those directions. I would really appreciate your help.

  • Regmon_user
    Reply

    zb631upd_en.exe queries ‘Settings’ sub-key, and tries ‘Install’ is not found.
    You’ll need something like this:
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Settings]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Install]
    —————————————-

  • Tom
    Reply

    Thanks for the help, but this doesn’t seem to work for Vista. Do you have a fix for that?
    Thanks

  • Jon A
    Reply

    OMG, THANK YOU. You saved my entire weekend. I couldn’t find my CD and Canon said they would mail me a new one, except i need it NOW. Your the BEST

  • Parv
    Reply

    This doesnt seem to work for me…not sure whether the new version of the upgrade works! Aaaaargh, any advice anyone?! 🙁

    P.

  • Tom
    Reply

    I’ve heard mixed rumors that this will also work for Vista. I have not tried with Windows Vista yet.

  • Eddie
    Reply

    I can't get the zoombrowser to install, it still asks for the CD. I am running VISTA. Any additional advice?

  • Rohit
    Reply

    awesome :)
    thanks a lot

  • Ann
    Reply

    I couldn't find my cd either. Follow these directions and problem solved. Thank you VERY MUCH. Saved me some headache I'm sure. Excellent.

  • Naweedjan
    Reply

    i need for a software in below model
    pc 1022 please if posible sent me that software because i such as need for that
    best wish

  • Fili
    Reply

    Great info! 5 stars.
    I haven't received a software disk with my Rebel XS / 1000D camera so I wasn't able to install the 'Updates', but your method is excelent. Thanks a lot.

  • Aaron
    Reply

    Awesome job! I just bought my new Sx110 and my disc doesn't seem to be readable (Made in China)

  • lauren
    Reply

    Nothing more needs to be said, but I had to add my thanks. It's a crime they charge for this download, no one else does. You have made many of us very happy – thanks for taking the time to do this.

  • SachaMartins
    Reply
  • V The G
    Reply

    You are truly amazing. Thanks a ton.

  • Damian
    Reply

    Clap, clap. You are a genius!

  • E.
    Reply

    Thanks so much for the Info. Camera was a gift and seems like it was the last on in store. Canon was going to charge me for something that sould have been in the box to begin with. THANKS AGAIN!!!

  • Terry
    Reply

    Awesome. Thanks sooooooo much!!

  • Tom
    Reply

    You don't save the reg file to your registry. You click it and then it runs and the contents of the file are inserted into your registry.

  • JJ
    Reply

    Looks good except you haven't indicated where in the registry the canon.reg file should be created or saved to!!

  • ur fan
    Reply

    ur my idol!!

  • Austin
    Reply

    Rafael, or anyone, could you be more clear on the precise lines to use for Windows Vista? I am somewhat of a novice, but I need this to run my camera on my new computer. Software misplaced.

  • Santiago
    Reply

    hey, any chance to make this work on a mac???

  • Evan Layman
    Reply

    Thanks. For some reason zoombrowser still asks for a cd to install.. and "Picture Style Editor" and "digital photo professional" say my resolution/color is not working (this is probably due to vista or something) but does anyone know how to fix it? I'm running 64bit vista.

  • OryZ
    Reply

    thanks man!
    been trying to tackle that problem for a while now as I lost my oroginal cd….
    :-)

  • yvrwoody
    Reply

    thanks for figuring this out!
    very helpful!
    why does canon not make the base app available?!

  • bhai
    Reply

    sorry made rating 3 last time… it should be 5 must…

  • bhai
    Reply

    u are great….

  • Adam
    Reply

    This is totally awesome, just what i was looking for!
    thanks to the guy who posted this!

  • Gina
    Reply

    Hi Tom, You are amazing! I've been searching for the software files and information on how to get the software installed that came with the Canon Rebel Xti (that I cannot locate) for a few days now. I located the updates but not the original software for the update installations to work! Your Registry modification worked perfectly! Thank you VERY much! Just did a big HooAhhh with arms pointing to the ceiling :-)

  • Ali
    Reply

    Thanks for sharing

  • FlamingCanon
    Reply

    Thanks to you for this FIX that Canon should have made! and a big WTF!? to Canon for specifically stating in there support section that these "updates" – like dpp341en.exe – could be installed without previous versions: "will install Digital Photo Professional 3.4 on your computer" and even worse, it just doesn't start and no error message. Canon: you need to provide better software and a better support section!

  • Rafael
    Reply

    for vista x64 use:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeCanon…]

  • away
    Reply

    My Toughbook doesn't have a CD drive. Download the files from Canon and Boom! Can't install the updater. What a pain. Along comes your little fix and it works a treat. Thank you so much.

  • Cameron Dempster
    Reply

    Thank you very kindly@@

  • rewi
    Reply

    Legend.

  • Ed
    Reply

    Awesome… I just moved and can't find my CD, yet there was a recent event where I took a panoramic picture but lost patience with trying to Photoshop it. Thank you!

  • Lonzo62
    Reply

    Thanks. Just did a panoramic for the first time. Excellent! Thanks for the help

  • jack
    Reply

    i had owe at least 10 Canons (4 digital) for about 15 years. just because i lost it my cd.

  • Canon User
    Reply

    This is a great fix, works like a charm

  • 'Hesitant Scotsman'
    Reply

    Many thanks for providing this guide. It's clear and unambiguous.
    If you have a spare moment, perhaps you would offer a link to a User Guide for Zoombrowser EX; there must be one somewhere. I've searched and can find only OOD ones. Meanwhile, I'll struggle on, trying things out…

    HS

  • JD
    Reply

    wow that was easy…thank you

  • New user
    Reply

    You have saved me a lot of time and trouble.
    thank you

  • nowshad
    Reply

    pls. give me canon software download

  • CrimsonEyes
    Reply

    ha!! pure genious!! cheating the system is so much fun…

  • Milton
    Reply

    Perfect!!
    Thanks!
    Milton

  • Saurabh
    Reply

    This is really ingenuous !! Really cooll !!

  • reza
    Reply

    brilliant

  • Laura
    Reply

    Thank you so much, it works like a charm!!!!!!

  • ninnie
    Reply

    Useful I confirm !

  • Daniel
    Reply

    You
    Are
    The
    Man

  • John Yells
    Reply

    Just a note to say thanks for your reply to the missing software request, I had a similar problem and your suggestion worked too a "T".

    Thanks,
    John

  • mados123
    Reply

    Excellent article and resource. Included reg file is a great asset. Thanks!

  • Mohammed A.KArim
    Reply

    This was excellent solution. I lost the CD came with my camcoder and it took me days finidng software.
    Canon site is useless. They do not provide the access to older version of software.

  • Ben
    Reply

    Excellent, thanks a lot.

  • Steve
    Reply

    Great tip!! Very easy.

  • b ramseebaluck
    Reply

    awesome .. thanks

  • Elie
    Reply

    Oh my gosh! Thank You SOOO much! I've been looking around for this for so long.
    Really appreciate it!

  • DJK
    Reply

    DUDE< you're a gem. Thanks for the help!!!

  • Ryan
    Reply

    Nice work, it was very easy to install.

  • Trinity
    Reply

    Thank you so much, been trying to sort this out for months. Works like a charm.

  • Heather
    Reply

    Thank you very much. Your website was very helpful.

  • ME
    Reply

    Thank you. Thank you very much.

  • Jake
    Reply

    Thanks a lot!
    This worked like a charm..

  • Jason
    Reply

    You are a lifesaver! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this!

  • Jason
    Reply

    You are a lifesaver! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this!

  • Ross
    Reply

    Very helpful, works a treat!

    Thanks.

  • Fabiiiiiiii
    Reply

    Cool

  • DONY
    Reply

    I LOVE YOU BEIBEH…..

    HORE!!!!!

    MANY THANKS FROM INDONESIA

  • DeepBlue
    Reply

    Many thanks

  • Armand
    Reply

    This is what i was looking for, great, i lost the install cd, reinstalling my laptop, i could not install the software from there website.
    Thanks for publishing this

    Armand

  • Happy Camper
    Reply

    Grrr…delete my last rating. I was so worried about getting my comment ready, I neglected to give the correct rating. This info was a 5!!!

    Thanks!

  • Happy Camper
    Reply

    Thanks for sharing the info. I misplaced my disk (programs never installed) and was very disheartened to find getting a replacement wouldn't be so easy. Your info was spot-on!

  • Love you
    Reply

    That's exactly what I want.
    Good job man

  • Jeff
    Reply

    Wow, thanks!

  • mat seguin
    Reply

    Hey I feel like a total newbie, but where do I save the canon.reg file once its done. I’ve never edited something in the registry before and would need more details.

    thank you 🙂

  • Pinwire
    Reply

    You can save the file to your Windows Desktop and then double click it to enter it into the Windows Registry.

  • mat seguin
    Reply

    Yeah, I got it working right after I commented. I apologize for the stupid questions and really grateful for this information.

    Thank you !!!

  • Suzy
    Reply

    Thanks so much! Also thanks for the Win vista/7 code Macky! you just made my day so much easier!

  • aj
    Reply

    I just dont get it!!!! Someone please help. I’ve made my canon.reg file and it looks like a piece a paper with blue blocks. ive also copied in the code but still not working………..im now at despair

  • Pinwire
    Reply

    @aj: There should be a comment here which matches your operatiing system. By the way…this solution only works for PC and not Mac. Once you have the file made and it has the icon you describe, you need to double click it and the contents of the .reg file should be entered into the Windows Registry.

  • RCC
    Reply

    Excellent. Why the EOS utility isnt available on their website!!

    • Pinwire
      Reply

      It is. You must visit this link. http://bit.ly/9bpdrq then select ‘Drivers & Software’ then choose your OS type and you will be presented with a list of download options.

  • MM
    Reply

    It took me a while to figure out how to create the file and open it in the Registry Editor, but it worked like a charm. Thanks for the help!!

  • vaLar
    Reply

    It works!!

    Thanks a lot, it’s very usefull.

    Greetings!

  • Bupitz
    Reply

    So the file for Windows 7 x32 will look like this:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\DPP]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Settings]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Install]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\EOS Capture]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\EOSViewerUtility]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\PhotoStitch]

    Save it to CanonUpdate.reg and should work.
    Thanks for the post.

  • Ingrid
    Reply

    Thanks so much for all your info. It worked a treat.

    🙂

  • David
    Reply

    I was successfull loading all the software but Zoombrowser. I’m running XP and the Zoombrowser file name is zb651xpupd-en.exe. Could this file be a later update that doesn’t work with this registery edit?

    • Pinwire
      Reply

      Did you add the registry values as described above? If so, then it ‘should’ work without any errors. I’ll look into it on my end.

  • NYOIL
    Reply

    Tom.. good looking out on this article.. I had that problem and i was able to fix it instantly without a hitch using this info.

  • predator
    Reply

    many thanks

    especially to macky for 64!

  • Paul
    Reply

    Thank you, I already own the Canon camera and the CD but that saved me some trouble.

  • ricardo
    Reply

    thanks im gonna try

  • Tanya
    Reply

    This worked perfectly! THANK YOU!!!

  • Mel
    Reply

    Okay, either I’m stupid or just don’t know about getting into the registry. I know it said make a file called canon.reg but with what program? Wordperfect? I also didn’t see a download of the reg file. I tried regedit but couldn’t find where to cut and paste so did nothing there. I’m sorry for sounding incompetent but I’ve done this before a very long time ago, I just cannot seem to figure out how to do this and need a step by step.

    Thanks

  • Clayton
    Reply

    Mel,

    Just make a text file, then replace ‘*.txt’ with ‘canon.reg’. Then open the file up in notepad and paste command lines in. Make sure you also include ‘Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00’ up the top of the file so that the Registry Editor recognises the file as being compatible.

    I hope this helped!

  • Tony
    Reply

    029245 type that as the serial key for a 1d and dpownlad it from here http://web.canon.jp/imaging/sdl/dpp-e.html

  • Jonathan
    Reply

    Ok, so what if you cabn’t install the drivers for the camera? I reinstalled Windows XP Pro, and then before I installed the software for the camera (Rebel XTi), my wife plugged it in. for some reason my laptop did not properly recognize the camera, and I have a yellow exclamation mark in device manager for “Canon digital Camera” under Other Devices. It does not appear under imaging, and does not apper under the Scanner & Camera applet in control panel. I’ve tried removing it, and hacking the registry, but no dice. I’ve tried reinstalling from the original CD, no dice. I’ve stumbled around the registry, deleted various Canon related entries (DO NOT DO THAT UNLESS YOU ARE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING). and still no dice. Any suggestions? I really don’t want to have to format and reinstall XP…

  • Pierre Huguley
    Reply

    Original thanks to Tom McGuire for starting this thread and thanks to all who added much needed important info. Now my wife can have her camera back!!

  • Zul
    Reply

    Thank you so much! It still works (for anybody who doesn’t know what they are doing and are wondering).

    It took me a while to figure it out. It kept on asking me for an installation CD. I stopped reading the directions after I made the file and never doubleclicked “canon.reg” file. Just follow all the directions and it will work!

    Thanks man!

  • qq
    Reply

    good!thanks !谢谢!

  • 19ninety
    Reply

    This may have already been posted:
    Here are the correct .reg entries for Win7 x64 – may work for x86 & Vista too.

    Do as in origianl post however copy & paste this instead:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Utility]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\DPP]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\PhotoStitch
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Capture]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOSViewerUtility]

    Enjoy!

  • shutterbug
    Reply

    This worked thank you!!!!! Took me a while to figure it out as well… just read the directions, and the other bloggers that had problems and you will figure it out! Thanks again.

  • Cashy2000
    Reply

    thank you so much!! works great

    @19ninety – thanks for registry hack for windows 7

  • mimas
    Reply

    Seems like the topic is still alive!
    I did make the file, but when trying to run it i Get message thet the file is not a registry script and only binary files can be run (Windows Vista)
    Help please?!

  • Celina
    Reply

    Awesome!
    It really worked for Windows Vista & for me! Howcome folks at Canon never get to see this crack 😉

    Thank You!!! 🙂

  • XTI user
    Reply

    There’s an update with the full version of ZoomBrowser – it requires you to put in the serial no of your camera though.

    http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/eos_slr_camera_systems/eos_digital_slr_cameras/digital_rebel_xti#DriversAndSoftware

  • Zeger
    Reply

    Thanks to 19ninety
    For Win 7 64bits:
    One small correction: add the bracket at the end of the registry entry for Photostitch:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Utility]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\DPP]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\PhotoStitch]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Capture]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOSViewerUtility]

    Safe in notepad, name it canon.reg and doubleclick.
    Run photostitch updater, it works !

  • Rehman
    Reply

    Super, Works like a charm..Thanks Much

  • Spring
    Reply

    I keep trying to do this but cant seem to figure it out. Made the file that 19ninety said to. I’m running Windows 7 (64x) but when I download the file and try to “update” it ask me to insert the disc. I clicked on the original file and it said it updated the registry but I’m just not sure if I did something wrong? Are you suppose to format the text to how it looks on this page or just copy and paste (that’s what I did). Hope someone can lead me in the right direction.

    • Pinwire
      Reply

      Spring, you should format it like 19ninety did. Starting with ‘Windows Registry…’ and ending with ‘Utility]’

  • 19ninety
    Reply

    Hi again!
    Odd how its about a year on and I’m re-installing and having to re-do this process.
    Firstly, thank you Zeger for the correction, I hope my error didn’t cause to many issues for people.
    Secondly, Spring – I think the problem your having could be because of the way Windows Copy/Pastes the text from this blog to the file.
    When you Copy and Paste it into the file, you have to change it from this:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Utility] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\DPP] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\PhotoStitch [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Capture] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOSViewerUtility]

    To look like this:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Utility]
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\DPP]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\PhotoStitch
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Capture]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOSViewerUtility]

    So that Windows Registry reads the information correctly.
    Its hard to explain but the format of the text changes when copied, it replaces the new lines (Enter Key) with spaces when copied.
    Image one below is how the file will look when copied. Image two is how it should look before saving it.

    http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg272/19ninety/Canon%20Utilities/Canon1.jpg

    http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg272/19ninety/Canon%20Utilities/Canon2.jpg

    Hope this helps!

  • 19ninety
    Reply

    OK, so the way the comments format the text is making this even harder to explain!

    See here for a clearer explanation:
    http://pastebin.com/w41c4VPb

  • Yi
    Reply

    woo great help, thanks

  • blue
    Reply

    Worked awesome after I realized you had to actually double click on the file you create, lol. Thanks so much!

  • SelimTheDream
    Reply

    Thank you so much!

  • jim
    Reply

    I need something that will work on a Mac!!! ahhhhhhh help!

  • Deige
    Reply

    This was a life saver!!! Thank you so much! I really didn’t want to turn my house upside down to search for my camera software CD. I found every other CD but not the one I needed to re-install so I can upload pics off my camera. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  • Levi
    Reply

    Perfect and thankyou. 🙂

  • Dobly
    Reply

    Awesome! Worked like a charm.

  • Earl Stewart
    Reply

    How do you do it on a Mac Pro

  • James Guess
    Reply

    Go on the Cannon USA Tech Support site for Rebel XSi and check for all downloads. They have a file that allows you to download an install of EOS, Style Editor, and Pro without a CD. Run the download and the 3 programs are installed and then can be updated. For Zoom, there is an install that asks for your camera SN. Type in the SN and it installs, then download the Zoom updates. There is another free photo program download available, but it seems to duplicate other programs functions and the download is over 140 MB. I’m running Vista 64 and the Cannon site ID it correctly for the downloads.

  • Neil Robertson
    Reply

    I just tried this on Windows 7 professional and could not get it working. However, found this code that did:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Utility]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\DPP]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Settings]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Install]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\PhotoStitch
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Capture]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOSViewerUtility]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ODSK]

    Save file as CanonPreInstall.reg

    (thanks to “canon5dtips”)

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