Nikon 4300 and Windows ME

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Marco Luciani, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. I've been reading reviews of the Coolpix 4300 and came across one that
    claimed to have a problem with connecting up to Windows ME. Is this true? I
    ABSOLUTELY do not want to "upgrade" to XP! thanx.
     
    Marco Luciani, Sep 21, 2003
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  2. Marco Luciani

    Generic Eric Guest

    Good point. Microsoft no longer offers support. Besides, I'd rather have
    '98 than ME.
     
    Generic Eric, Sep 22, 2003
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    JunkMonkey Guest

    ME is still fully supported, it is only 95 and 98 that have been dropped at
    this point. I believe ME is scheduled to be dropped in another 18 months
    however.
     
    JunkMonkey, Sep 22, 2003
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    Don Guest

    From experience with both, there is no problem.

    Don
     
    Don, Sep 22, 2003
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    Marggi Guest

    I have the Colpix 4500, and I did end up upgrading to XP. ME does not
    properly support USB, and there is no way around it. I could not get my
    pictures from the camera to the computer, nohow. I felt the same way about
    upgrading my operating system, and I was not happy about being forced to do
    it, I lost some programs and it cost me a bundle to replace them. You had
    better just count on upgrading soon, and plan for it, it will be better than
    upgrading in a crisis to fix a crash and you lose all of your folders and
    stuff. Been there, done that, didn't like it.
    Good luck, Marggi
     
    Marggi, Sep 22, 2003
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    Don Guest

    WinME is not good I agree. But it certainly DOES support USB.

    Don
     
    Don, Sep 23, 2003
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    Lucas Tam Guest

    XP is MUCH better than any of the 9x OSes.

    Anyhow, if worse comes to worse, you can always purchase a card reader.
     
    Lucas Tam, Sep 23, 2003
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  8. Marco Luciani

    Marggi Guest

    Notice I said "*properly* support". Yes, it does have USB, but it is not
    very good, and XP is better. I will not bore you with my travails of ME and
    USB function, but please, be assured, my problems were not unique, and they
    were not repairable or patchable, and they were not my "fault", nor were
    they based in the Windows/Nikon interface. I had better end this now before
    I get on a rant, I am getting mad all over again. Marggi
     
    Marggi, Sep 23, 2003
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  9. Marco Luciani

    Don Guest

    Ok you said properly. What does that mean exactly?

    We can only comment on our own experiences, and while I do not recommend
    WinME to anyone I do know that USB is supported and works. Having said
    that I'm not suggesting that people haven't had problems. WinME can be
    problematic in many areas.

    But as the original poster stating quite categorically that he didn't
    want to upgrade I'm merely pointing out that he shouldn't have to.

    Don
     
    Don, Sep 23, 2003
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    Marggi Guest

    It is the difference between working, and working well. Operating systems
    are a product, produced by a corporation for a profit. As far as Microsoft
    (or any other corporate entity, I don't mean to single out Bill Gates) is
    concerned, if the product sold, it was succesful. This is not the first time
    Microsoft released an operating system that was less than perfection.
    Remember Windows 95? I do. It was released with huge, major flaws that
    caused no end of headaches. Was 98 better? Heck yeah. Well, they must have
    "fixed" something. Windows ME was released with poor USB support, wich
    Microsoft "fixed" in XP. Did Bill Gates make more money than God on these
    products? Yup. Should the original poster "have" to upgrade? In an ideal
    world, no. Will they eventually give in and upgrade? Probably. Why not plan
    on it? Microsoft no longer supports 98, it will not be long before they stop
    supporting ME. Such is life in the real world. I spent a month trying to
    fix an unfixable problem, I hope to save others from enduring the same. Why
    am I bothering to explain myself to a stranger? I haven't the slightest
    clue. Marggi
     
    Marggi, Sep 25, 2003
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