One never needs the included software to transfer photos from any digital camera to a computer or most other devices. I do not use the software. There are two popular ways to transfer photos from the camera. 1) The camera comes with USB cables for connecting the camera to the USB port on your computer or other device. Windows will auto-install the appropriate device driver for the camera, and then it will be seen as a disk drive where you can then copy/paste from the camera to your other device. 2) Buy a "card reader" in which you insert the camera's SD card and connect via the reader's USB cable to your computer.