01-09-2015 07:31 AM
Will the Canon software install? I think it is the Canon EOS digital solution disk Ver 29.1.
It's been several years since I had my brief fling with Vista, but my opinion at the time was that it wasn't nearly as bad as many of its disgruntled users made it out to be. Nevertheless, Windows 7 was a significant improvement. The bottom line is that it might work for you or it might not.
You may have a hard time getting a more definite answer. You're probably one of the last people in this forum using Vista.
01-09-2015 08:51 AM
Based on the info from the canon support site it looks like no.
But, you can download the CD disk image and try to install the software and see what happens.
01-09-2015 09:18 AM
I'll ask "do you need the Canon software"? I've been shooting Canon since 2004 & rarely use any of the Canon software. I'll be buying a 7D2 in the spring & I don't expect to update my computers & they all run XP. I use Photoshop & Adobe Camera RAW to process RAW files rather than DPP although I have used DPP.
01-09-2015 09:52 AM
Unfortunately not, as well as new versions of Adobe Photoshop and Camera Raw with support of the 7D2. But you can download free DNG converter from Adobe to convert your Raw files. Not a very straightforward solution, unfortunately...
01-09-2015 10:48 AM
I doubt anything associated with the 7D Mk II will be compatibile with Vista.
01-09-2015 01:17 PM
Microsoft no longer supports Vista and XP. If you're a holdout and are connected to the Internet, you'll leave yourself vulnerable to operating system attacks. If I were in the hacing business, I'd probably target computers lacking updated software. Just saying...
01-14-2015 06:18 PM
Did you get the software running on your Vista X64. I have the same OS, and I am very interested in purchasing the 7D Mark II.
I know I need to upgrade the os or even purchase a new laptop, just not right now,
let me know. Thank you.
01-14-2015 06:38 PM
I was using Vista x64 until last week, and I came to the determination that the new Canon software was not going to work with it. Finally, I threw in the towel. I contacted Microsoft, and the tech support guy _claimed_ that the machine could be upgraded to Windows 7, but that it would require premium support ($99 fee). I thought about it and then agreed. The charge was initiated, and then this guy spent five hours trying to get there from here. Finally, he threw in the towel, and it is not as easy as he had thought. Then I went around and around with the supervisor about this. At a minimum, they had to reverse the fee. They claimed that they couldn't do that, either. So, let's just say that Microsoft is not at the top of my favorites list. So, after thinking about it a bit more, I decided to buy a new machine with Windows 7 on it (not Windows 8). The new Dell machine was purchased and then installed. After a while, I was able to install the new Canon software and other software successfully. By the next day, I discovered some technical problems on the new machine. Basically, there was a fault on the motherboard. So, I had to get Dell tech support involved. They remotely worked on it for hours, and then they threw in the towel. I had to get the supervisor involved, and he would offer me the option of taking the entire computer back to the store to get a total exchange. That was unacceptable because of all of my time spent installing software. Now, Dell is skating out over the horizon, so they are not at the top of my favorites list. They did say that they could have a technician dispatched to my location to swap out the motherboard (leaving the hard disk intact). It just was not worth all of this trouble. I'll fix the problem myself. The only thing working right is the Canon camera with its software.
01-14-2015 06:48 PM
I can't help with the Microsoft problem, but if you paid by credit card you could file a dispute through them. MS didn't do what you paid them for. Might be sucessful.