If you are like me, you threw the Canon CD away as soon as you opened you 5D Mrk II box. No problem you think, I just have to download the app from the Canon site. Problem is that Canon is only providing an updater, not an installer. Basically this means that you can only update your app, not install it. Luckily they made changes to this issue for Windows users, but problem persisted with the Mac users. But don’t worry we have solution.
Solution for OS X users
Mac users still have option just to download EOS Utility (for current: 2.13.40 ) Updater for Mac OS X.
Older Mac OS X users have option to download Solution Disk Software which includes EOS Utility as well.
If above instructions doesn’t work, you might give this a try:
Download the appropriate files from Canon for your camera and follow steps:
Note: Once you made this, no need to do it over again for new updated versions of Software.
Solution for Windows users
If you want EOS Utility on the Windows 7 and you lost or trow away your disk, you have two options:
1. Go to official canon site, find your camera and Download EOS Digital Solution Disk Software located under Software (link for 5D Mark II here)
(it will ask you to input your Camera serial prior downloading)
Description: EOS Digital Solution Disk Software” is a software suite containing the applications “Digital Photo Professional”, “EOS Utility” and “Picture Style Editor”, dedicated for users who cannot use the bundled CD to install the suite to the PC.
2. If you have done already Windows Registry for older Updater you can download just new EOS Utility (current 2.13.40) and run install,
or if it doesn’t work follow modifications that you need to do:
Open Notepad and copy/paste or write:
You could insert only keys for software you want to install, rest is not needed, but no harm to put it all at once.
Pick to save as All Files from drop down (*.*). Save file as CanonPreInstall.reg, you can as well save as *.txt and then rename, be sure you have option to see extension turned on. Run it (double click or right mouse click “Merge”), confirm it !
After that you can run DPP update that you downloaded from official Canon site.
For older windows registry looks like this:
That is it, if you found any issues, problems, feel free to comment, thanks.