Windows 7 - Scanner for Win 7 x64

Asked By Ilya Zeldes on 06-Dec-09 11:12 AM
Since I moved to Win 7 x64, my two XP scanners do not work... May someone
suggest a not expensive and basic scanner compatible with Win 7 x64.
Thanks for your suggestions.
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Ilya Zeldes
Fort Myers, Florida




Dennis Pack replied to Ilya Zeldes on 06-Dec-09 11:31 AM
Ilya:
I use the Epson Cx series all-in-one scanner/printer without any driver
issues. Looking at the Epson driver listing the V series scanners have x64
drivers available. Have a great day.
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Dennis Pack
Win-7 Enterprise x64, Win-7 Professional x64.


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Bobby Johnson replied to Ilya Zeldes on 06-Dec-09 11:49 AM
Depending on your overall requirements you might consider VueScan from
Hamrick, http://www.hamrick.com/

Check to see if your scanner is supported.  The software works well in
Win 7 x64 with my Epson Perfection 2580 for which Epson has never
published any 64-bit driver/software.
Mirko replied to Ilya Zeldes on 06-Dec-09 01:03 PM
Canon also has scanners that work with Windows 7 x64. You would have to
check which ones are inexpensive.

http://www.usa.canon.com/app/html/windowsupport/win7page.html (look for the
products without the *)
http://www.usa.canon.com/opd/controller?act=OPDSupportWindows7Act

Mirko
R. C. White replied to Ilya Zeldes on 06-Dec-09 01:13 PM
Hi, Ilya.

If you tell us the make and model of your two scanners, there is a good
chance someone will recognize them - and may have already "reinvented the
wheel for you."  But if we do not know what you are using, all we can do is
shoot blindly in the dark - with very little chance that we will guess right
and do you any good.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
rc@grandecom.net
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
dgmacmi replied to Ilya Zeldes on 06-Dec-09 01:18 PM
Have you checked the manufacturer web site for your two XP scanners for
availability of Windows 7 x64 drivers?

Don
Ilya Zeldes replied to dgmacmi on 06-Dec-09 01:36 PM
Yes, both are not supported :-((

Ilya
Ilya Zeldes replied to R. C. White on 06-Dec-09 01:45 PM
Hi, R.C.,
since both my scanners are not supported (I have already checked on their
sites), I did not mention them in the original post. But, as I have learned
from a previous occasion, you have power to make me think and change my
mind...
One is a Canon CanoScan FB 620P Parallel Flatbed Scanner. Another, a
Visioneer OneTouch 7100 USB Flatbed Scanner.
Any suggestions on how to get them work with Win 7?

Regards,

Ilya
Bobby Johnson replied to Ilya Zeldes on 06-Dec-09 02:00 PM
Depending on your overall requirements you might consider VueScan from
Hamrick, http://www.hamrick.com/

Check to see if your scanner is supported.  The software works well in
Win 7 x64 with my Epson Perfection 2580 for which Epson has never
published any 64-bit driver/software.
Ilya Zeldes replied to Bobby Johnson on 06-Dec-09 03:47 PM
Thanks, Bobby,
I tried to install VueScan, but, unfortunately, could not get it going.
Apparently, I need WIA driver, but could not find one... Contacted Ed for
solution...
Thanks again,
Ilya
Ilya Zeldes replied to Dennis Pack on 06-Dec-09 03:51 PM
Dennis,
thanks for your suggestion. I used Epson matrix printer for long time, but
then abandoned Epson and all of it products...

Ilya
Thomas Scheidegger replied to Ilya Zeldes on 07-Dec-09 02:19 PM
for the scanner using an USB connection,
a (short-term) solution could be
to create a VirtualPC 7 VM with Windows XP
and install the XP driver for your scanner.
VirtualPC 7 allows to 'attach' an USB device to a VM.
Then you can access the scanner in the XP VM
with whatever APIs (WIA, Twain...) you used before.

This works for my Epson Perfection 1200USB
and Windows 7 x64.




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Ilya Zeldes replied to dgmacmi on 07-Dec-09 02:21 PM
Yes, Don, look at the next message...

Ilya
Ilya Zeldes replied to Thomas Scheidegger on 08-Dec-09 08:27 AM
Well, Thomas, I tried it in the first place, but Microsoft would not allow
it on my Windows 7 Home Premium machine...

Ilya
Dominic Payer replied to Ilya Zeldes on 08-Dec-09 09:46 AM
If you have a copy of XP you could run that in Virtualbox
http://www.virtualbox.org/. Your Visioneer would attach by USB but you
would need a USB to parallel converter for the Canon which might not work.

VMware Player http://www.vmware.com/products/player/ supports parallel
ports. You would also need EasyVMX http://www.easyvmx.com/ to create
your VMs.
Ilya Zeldes replied to Dominic Payer on 10-Dec-09 03:38 PM
Thanks for your suggestion. I downloaded the VirtualBox and started
installation, but in the middle got cold feet and cancelled... I think it is
to complicated for me...

Ilya

P.S. I may try it again later...
Ilya Zeldes replied to Dominic Payer on 12-Dec-09 11:54 AM
Dominic,

in case you are familiar with a VirtualBox, may you please give me some
advice? You see, when I attempted to install it, the wizard asked to many
questions and I have to make choices without any understanding of what is
what...

Ilya
Dominic Payer replied to Ilya Zeldes on 12-Dec-09 02:25 PM
It is some time since I installed and used Virtualbox, but if you accept
the default options you will have a working virtual machine.

Just make sure the size of the virtual disk is large enough for
everything you will want to install. As with any PC, you can change the
configuration later if it does not meet your needs, apart from the
maximum size of the virtual hard disk.
Ilya Zeldes replied to Dominic Payer on 12-Dec-09 09:58 PM
Thanks, I have to try. Otherwise, I will be deprived from a number of my
essential genealogy and other programs...

IZ
Jim replied to Ilya Zeldes on 14-Dec-09 08:20 AM
I absolutely *love* my new CanoScan 5600F LED scanner.  It is probably
the *fastest* scanner I have ever owned, and it has LED lights
inside.  It 64-bit drivers are available for both Vista and Windows 7,
and I have used it under both.  The only drawback to the scanner is
that it is only 8.5 X 11, and does not do legal-sized documents.  It
only cost a bit more than $100.00.

Good luck!  :-)

Jim
Ilya Zeldes replied to Jim on 14-Dec-09 05:30 PM
Thanks, Jim, I appreciate your advice.

Ilya
Bobby Johnson replied to Ilya Zeldes on 14-Dec-09 05:43 PM
If you are inclined toward Epson, the Epson Perfection V500 Photo is in
the same class as the Canon and has drivers compatible with Windows 7
64-bit.
Ilya Zeldes replied to Bobby Johnson on 14-Dec-09 09:18 PM
Thanks, guys, for the suggestions. I think, I will be able to solve my
problem now. I installed a VirtualBox and Windows XP in it. So, presumably
I will be able to run my old scanner in it. Going to test it soon.

Ilya
Jim replied to Ilya Zeldes on 15-Dec-09 12:58 AM
If you cannot get your old one working here is one I just ordered. $30
off untill the 17th and free shipping. Total cost $59.95. I downloaded
the Win7 64bit drivers from Epson. They have others on sale also.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16838110023
Ilya Zeldes replied to Jim on 15-Dec-09 08:52 AM
I may found a better deal... An 3-in-one (scanner, printer and copier) for
$49.99... But I will try the old one first...

Ilya
Jim replied to Ilya Zeldes on 16-Dec-09 04:07 AM
I wish you luck.My new scanner arived today. Installed the driver and
software I had downloaded, pluged in the scanner and it works great.
Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit. Push the scan button and the software pops
up and check the options I may want to change and then scan. Has a copy
buton and software. Hit the copy button and again the copy screen pops
up and shows my printer and I can change the options and then it scans
and prints. A lot eaiser to use then my old scanner.

Jim