No Disk, No Problem! How to Install EOS Utility Without Disk

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Even though I'm somewhat of a pack rat when it comes to keeping camera manuals and random data cables that come with a new camera, I still somehow manage to lose things like utility disks right when I need them. Well, this is the digital era isn't it? In theory you should be able to just download what you need right from the manufacturer's website. Unfortunately, manufacturers like Canon will only offer an update rather than the full installer. Luckily for you the fine people at Canon5Dtips.com have a little work around so you can install the EOS Utility to your computer from the update.

Solution for  OS X users
Follow these easy steps to transform the updater into an installer:
Update September, 13th 2012:
  • Files you downloaded are compressed as “.zip” or “.gz” files
  • Double click on the file and it will expand to the disk image file extension “.dmg”
  • Click on image file EU211.4x-updater.dmg, it will mount it as disk mount
  • Transfer (copy) content where you want (exmp: desktop)
  • After copying unmount dmg image
  • Click on desktop copy: ‘Show Package Contents’
  • Navigate to ./Contents/Ressources/ and delete the Info.datx file
  • Close window
  • Run Installation
Update March, 17th 2012:
Newest versions might not work, so you might give this a try: Download the appropriate files from Canon for your camera and follow steps:
  • Files you downloaded are compressed as “.zip” or “.gz” files
  • Double click on the file and it will expand to the disk image file extension “.dmg”
  • Click on that image file, it will mount it as disk
  • We should copy (extract) UpdateInstaller to our disk
  • Eject disk image
  • We will modify UpdateInstaller
  • Click on UpdateInstaller and go to “Show Package Contents”
  • It will open new window with Contents
  • Navigate to Contents/Resources and find the SDI.bundle file.
  • Click on the SDI.bundle and ‘Show Package Contents’ again
  • Now navigate to Contents/Resources and locate a file called update.plist
  • Delete update.plist file
  • Close opened windows and run UpdateInstaller it should install now!
Note: Once you made this, no need to do it over again for new updated versions of Software.
Older solution:
  • Download the EOS Updater (5D Mark II)
  • Open the file and copy the ‘updateinstaller’ file on your desktop
  • Right-click on the file and select ‘show package contents’
  • Browse to content/resources
  • Right-click on the file ‘SDI.bundle’ and select ‘show package contents’
  • Browse the content/resources
  • Delete update.plist
  • Close all the windows and double click the installer.
Solution for Widnows users
If you want EOS Utility on Windows 7 and you lost disk, you could try to download DPP that should work without any modifications here, or if it doesn’t work follow modifications that you need to do:
Open Notepad and copy/paste or write:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeCanonEOS Utility] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeCanonDPP] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeCanonZoomBrowser EX] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeCanonZoomBrowser EXSettings] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeCanonZoomBrowser EXInstall] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeCanonPhotoStitch [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeCanonEOS Capture] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeCanonEOSViewerUtility] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeCanonODSK]
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:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARECanonEOS Utility] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARECanonDPP] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARECanonZoomBrowser EX] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARECanonPhotoStitch [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARECanonEOS Capture] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARECanonEOSViewerUtility]
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