Wow updating setup files
Lumix stresses comparing the size of the files since it’s important to make sure the file was properly downloaded.If the file sizes are different, you don’t have a complete download and this could be a problem.
On the Mac, the Download is saved to your Downloads folder or wherever you have asked your Internet browser to save them. I believe you can do the same on Windows, but that’s something you will have to figure out yourself since I haven’t used Windows since switching to Mac in 2004.Screenshot below of my computers finder showing the files are the same as the file above.Ok, now t’s time to get this file on to you SD card.The new information below is based on support from Robert Kozlarek of Panasonic US. Make sure the camera’s battery is completely charged. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the “Download Ver. X ” link to a location on your computer (we recommend the “Desktop”). If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop. For “PC” users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the “My Computer” or “Computer” on your desktop or your “Start” menu. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. I’m hoping by bringing this to our readers, and by getting more input we can hopefully convince them they desperately need to update the ease of use on their firmware website. Secondly, you need to get to the Main Support Page to start all camera and lens firmware updates.
The US Panasonic web site seems to have a much simpler way and instructions for updating firmware. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. For “Mac” users, can use “Finder” if the drive does not mount to your desktop. “Drag” to Copy and Paste” the file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your “My Computer” window for “PC” users and “Finder” or “Drive” in Macs. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. The following are step by step instructions on how the update process works with screenshots of what you will see during the process. I’m going to use the newest firmware update for the GH4 as the example for this exercise. This takes you to the next page which is completely confusing since it has virtually every other camera and lens but the GH4.The SD card is the way to go even though this whole process is painful.To prepare the SD card for this file, I always Format the SD card in the camera prior to loading the new update to the card. Next, make certain the file on your computer, the one that showed up after unzipping the compressed/zip file, is the same size as it shows on the Downlaod page.So the above explains how you get the file to your computer and in a place you know where to find it, preferably the Downloads folder.