Sunday, October 9, 2011

Install Canon EOS Utility Updater without the original CD

As you might have found out, you canot just download the original Canon CD that came with your camera from the Canon website nor can you download any individual piece of software like the EOS Utility or Digital Photo Professional on  their own as the full application - only "Updater" versions exist that require you to have an existing version already installed.

It might happen that you lost the CD that came with the camera or it's just late in the night and you don't want to wake everybody while searching through old boxes with stuff after you just moved.

Guess what, that's only a trick, actually you get the full installer by downloading the updater, all you have to do is add some registry keys to make the updater think you have it already installed.

I'll only post the keys required for Windows 7 x64, but you cand find the rest here.

Just paste the following in a text file, add a ".reg" extension, then right click -> Merge with an admin user and after that you'll be able to install the complete product from the "Updater" file you can download from Canon.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[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]