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ed rhodes
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Coca Cola has a rewards program where you enter points on bottle caps and can redeem them for prizes.

One of the "prizes" I redeemed my points for was a "4 in 1 10x25 Binocular/Camera" combination.

I used it on the old IBM laptop running Windows XP and it worked fine.

Then I lost the cord for several months.

I just found the cord again and tried to hook up the camera to my new HP laptop running Windows 8.1

I found out the drivers built into the camera don't recognize Windows 8.1.

Shoot! Smile
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Sometimes the new drivers are on the product company's website, listed under "Support" or "Downloads." I had a scanner that I was able to get running again that way.
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Nope, looked around for that. Apparently they haven't updated their drivers, they give a list of OSs they support and it stops with Windows XP.

I'm not 100% certain they still exist as a company anymore.
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I'm pretty sure Coca Cola still exists.

BADABOOM!
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Windows 7 had a Windows XP Mode. I'm pretty sure you can get that with/form Windows 8.
Things are more like they are today than they've ever been before...
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On Jul 22, 2015, stoneunhinged wrote:
I'm pretty sure Coca Cola still exists.

BADABOOM!


Yes, but I don't think they're offering the camera/binocular combo anymore.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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On Jul 22, 2015, ClintonMagus wrote:
Windows 7 had a Windows XP Mode. I'm pretty sure you can get that with/form Windows 8.


oooh, now THERE'S something I have to look up.
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"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
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"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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Look into running the drivers in "compatibility" mode. I've an older version of the game Civilization. It won't run on Windows 8, but I can right click on the icon and get into compatibility mode that allows me to select an older version of Windows on which to run the game. Sorry I can't give specific screen shots as it's on my other laptop.
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I can't get the drivers to load onto Windows 8 to look for a "compatibility" mode. What I'll have to do is download a Windows XP emulator and see if I can go from there. The point of the camera was to take pictures of things far away while in Walt Disney World and that won't be till next year, so I have time to think out my options.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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