First you will need to install the needed canon software on your computer. All screenshots are taken on a Windows 7 PC but a Mac should be similar as well. The Camera software should have come with your camera.
Put the disk into the machine. If it doesn’t autoload go to your Optical Drive in My Computer and double click setup. Select “Custom Installation”
I would recommend only installing what ever you need. I am only going to install the EOS Utility.
You will be asked to click “Next” a few times and agree to Canon’s terms. You have to agree to them in order to install.
Now would be a good time to plug your camera into your computer. Connect the USB cable that came with the Canon 7D.
Open the Canon EOS. Click on “Camera Settings/Remote Shooting”.
Click on the “Hammer and Wrench” button.
You will now see the Owner’s Name, Author, Copyright etc.
Fill out each one of these items if you like.
Once you have added the info go to your camera and check things out to make sure everything was saved.
Click – Menu- Go to last item – Green with white star – Copy right information.
If you don’t have a USB chord or can’t seem to install the EOS software you can also manually enter everything on the camera. I find it to painful to do it this way. I would only recommend doing it this way if there is absolutely no other ways of getting the utility to work.