On Microsoft Windows XP computers, the user may configure how the computer interfaces with external devices, such as cameras and scanners. Choices include starting a specific program, prompting the user with a list of compatible programs via an AutoPlay box, taking no action at all or automatically saving pictures to a specified folder. The Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard is a built-in program on Windows XP computers that detects photos and images and allows you to copy them to your computer in a specified folder.
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Connect your camera or scanner to your computer.
Click "Start," then "Control Panel." Click "Classic View" in the left column if applicable.
Double-click "Scanners and Cameras."
Right-click your camera or scanner. Click "Properties."
Click the "Events" tab.
Click "Camera connected" in the "Event" drop-down menu.
Click "Start this program" under the "Actions" header.
Click "Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard" in the drop-down menu to the right of "Start this program."
Click "Apply," then "OK."
Repeat for each camera or scanner you use with your computer.
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