I am running Windows 8 on my main machine and thought I would upgrade to the new firmware for my Canon EOS 7D. I have no separate card reader so I planned to do it from the EOS utility, so I downloaded the latest version of it. However, when I plug in my camera the EOS utility doesn't seem to recognize my camera. The "Camera settings / Remote shooting" alternative is greyed out. Oh well, I googled a bit and seems I am not the only one with this problem. I guess we have to wait for Canon to fix this right?
So I turned to my trusty Macbook. Grabbed my CD that came with the camera and installed the EOS utility on it. Guess what? The program does not run under OS X 10.7. Okey fine I thought and downloaded the latest update version. It came as a zipped dmg file with an app file on it (talk about over packaging...) Anyhow, I unzipped, mounted the dmg file and started the app. A dialog flashed past me saying it was unpackaging the files, then nothing. It stayed complete nothing for a while and then I gave up. So, now I wonder. What other alternatives is there except buying an external card reader?
I have been considering running Linux in virtual box if linux can mount the camera so that I have write rights to it. But it can't can it? And if it could would it be able to do it from inside a virtual box?
Anyone have some brilliant idea on what I have left to try?