"Camera Control Pro 2 on Windows 8" Tue 06-Nov-12 08:50 PM by phlpyro
Hi fellow Nikonians
I have a D800 and want to use Camea Control Pro 2 software as I have done with my D300 on a Windows 7 machine but have struck problems. Have any of you had any luck using the Camera Control Pro 2 software on a Windows 8 machine (just purchased new laptop)? The only help Nikon Europe support can give is as yet they dont know if Camera Control will work on Windows 8. They suggested I try installing the trial version and updating it to version 2.12. This I did although the update appeared to load ok when viewing about Camera Control the version is still 2.8 and does not see my D800. Any help welcome.
#2. "RE: Camera Control Pro 2 on Windows 8" In response to Reply # 0 Wed 07-Nov-12 02:30 AM by kennoll
AS a matter of fact I just built my HP laptop with Win 8 to test VNX2, CNX2, LR4, PSE10, and Capture Control Pro 2. So far I tested VNX2, CNX2, LR4, and CCPro2. All worked OK. I didn't do a deep, try-every-option type of test just the basics that I usually use.
I just re-read your post. I have a D300s so Jon is probably right in that CCP hasn't been updated yet for the D800.
My laptop is a two year old an HP dv4t, non-touch screen. Win 8 was an upgrade to an old drive that came with the laptop that had Vista on it.
My personal opinion is that with Win 8 only the human-machine interface has been highly modified to accommodate touch screen devices while the "guts" are still Win 7 or close to it. I think Microsoft is also trying to let go of trying to support older software as well. Example of that is that Visio 2003 is not compatible.
#5. "RE: Camera Control Pro 2 on Windows 8" In response to Reply # 4
Maybe 2.12 can't update 2.8 directly anyway. Are you sure there's not an intermediate version between 2.8 & 2.12 you have to upgrade to first?
If that's not the case, then Windows 8 probably will allow you to run the CPP2 2.12 setup.exe in Windows 7 compatibility mode - although I don't know how you do this on Windows 8. On Windows 7, you right-click on your executable in explorer and choose "Troubleshoot Compatibility" It's also possible you need to run the setup program with administrative privileges. Again, on Windows 7, this is a right-click pick on the executable itself. Not sure what you have to do in Windows 8.