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Windows 7: how old is your scanner/printer

11 Sep 2014   #1
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
how old is your scanner/printer

my BENQ scanner 5000 and HP Laser Jet 1020 are both nine years old

and still in working condition
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11 Sep 2014   #2
Pendaws

Win7 SP1 + Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have 3 printers less than 2 years old. An Epson TX610 FW, an Brother MFC J825DW MF and a Xerox M355df Docu Print MF (laser).
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11 Sep 2014   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

Have an old Canoscan N1240U DONKEYS years old - not sure how old - running still on an XP VM - runs perfectly. It won't even run on W7 unless you use VUESCAN.

(Vuescan also works on W7 but with XP I can still use all my old Canon software and ACQUIRING stuff.

Note these older scanners use TWAIN - modern ones use WIA which is probably why Windows 7 and Windows 8 don't support the older models as TWAIN has been dropped.

Cheers
jimbo
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11 Sep 2014   #4
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pendaws View Post
I have 3 printers less than 2 years old. An Epson TX610 FW, an Brother MFC J825DW MF and a Xerox M355df Docu Print MF (laser).
why 3 printers????????????

ok maybe one laser and one color inkjet but why 3rd
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11 Sep 2014   #5
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I have an HP F4185 All-In-One Printer that is 7 years old and is still working like new. But my problem now is that the Power Adapter died last Feb this year.
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11 Sep 2014   #6
alikhan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have HP Laser 1010 Black and White printer. It is almost 5 years old i guess. I am also having Canon Pixma MG5750 color and photo printer but not using it anymore as the ink is not efficient. I could hardly print 15 pages before the ink runs dry. I would always prefer laser printers if i am going to buy printer in future.
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11 Sep 2014   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

Have an old Canoscan N1240U DONKEYS years old - not sure how old - running still on an XP VM - runs perfectly. It won't even run on W7 unless you use VUESCAN.

(Vuescan also works on W7 but with XP I can still use all my old Canon software and ACQUIRING stuff.

Note these older scanners use TWAIN - modern ones use WIA which is probably why Windows 7 and Windows 8 don't support the older models as TWAIN has been dropped.

Cheers
jimbo
Why do you think TWAIN has been dropped? My flatbed uses TWAIN and it works just fine on Win 7. Many new scanners still use TWAIN.

The reason many older scanners won't work on Win 7 and/or Win 8 is their manufacturers won't write specific drivers for them.
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11 Sep 2014   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have a Samsung CLP 415NW color laser printer that is 22 months old. I would still be using my old HP 1300 LaserJet but I couldn't find toner cartridges that didn't have expired chips and HP wouldn't write a driver for Win 7 (HP is notorious for stunts like that, one of several reasons I'm boycotting them).

I have two scanners. The one that gets the heaviest use by far is my ScanSnap S1500 ADF (Automatic Document Feed) duplexing scanner. I've had it almost five years. Despite extremely heavy use, it is still running strong. This is one scanner that isn't TWAIN compliant. It scans directly to JPEG, uses Adobe Acrobat to scan directly to PDF (including searchable PDFs; the scanner also comes with OCR software), and Word docs. I use it for home office paperwork reduction (pretty much paperwork elimination) and scanning my enormous book collection to PDFs (a long, arduous process still in progress that would have been impossible using a flat bed scanner). Despite being a lightning fast, versatile, compact, little workhorse I would never be without, it does have some limitations, the main ones being mediocre color scanning and paper size, resolution, and paper weight limitations. For example, it can't handle cardboard or other thick items, especially if they are rigid (such as plastic), or paper wider than 8.5".

My other scanner is a Canon 9000F CanoScan flatbed scanner. I use it for old photos and other high quality color scans and for items I can't feed through my ADF scanner. This scanner is TWAIN compliant. I've had it about four years.
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11 Sep 2014   #9
akjudge

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

My primary printer is an Epson Stylus Color 800 (1996) and still works great --- although it is getting harder & harder to find ink cartridges... Use it every day... But recently bought a HP Photoplus for the day it fails...lol
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11 Sep 2014   #10
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

I have a Canon PIXMA MP190 All-in-One Inkjet made in 2010
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