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Windows 7: Win 7 x64 driver for Epson Perfection 1660

25 May 2011   #1
Lengore

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 
Win 7 x64 driver for Epson Perfection 1660

After many problems over the past few months with my current Windows XP PC I have ordered a Core i5 2500K based machine from Chillblast. Details I have listed when I joined this forum.

Two older peripherals could cause problems since I have opted for the 64 bit version of Windows 7 Home. I'm fairly sure I can get my Canon Pixma iP4500 to work OK but I am concerned that my scanner, an Epson Perfection 1660, will give problems. Epson do not provide a 64 bit driver although there is a third party driver for Vista which should work but I have read reports of people not having any success with it.

Does anyone know of anyone who has successfully installed this scanner on WIndows 7 64-bit? Alternatively I would welcome suggestions for a work-around. I hope to avoid replacing the scanner as it works beautifully and does everything I need including copying colour photos virtually perfectly.


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25 May 2011   #2
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lengore View Post
After many problems over the past few months with my current Windows XP PC I have ordered a Core i5 2500K based machine from Chillblast. Details I have listed when I joined this forum.

Two older peripherals could cause problems since I have opted for the 64 bit version of Windows 7 Home. I'm fairly sure I can get my Canon Pixma iP4500 to work OK but I am concerned that my scanner, an Epson Perfection 1660, will give problems. Epson do not provide a 64 bit driver although there is a third party driver for Vista which should work but I have read reports of people not having any success with it.

Does anyone know of anyone who has successfully installed this scanner on WIndows 7 64-bit? Alternatively I would welcome suggestions for a work-around. I hope to avoid replacing the scanner as it works beautifully and does everything I need including copying colour photos virtually perfectly.
Check this thread out over at Vista Forums: (Unofficial) drivers for Epson Perfection 1660 scanner - Vista Forums
You should be able to install the Vista driver without any problems.
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26 May 2011   #3
Lengore

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Many thanks ionbasa. I have downloaded the .zip file from the Vista forum link and will try it out when I get my new system. I will post the result when I've tried it but that will not be for at least a week or two. I have quite a "to do" list when the new machine arrives and the scanner is not at the top of the list!
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26 May 2011   #4
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lengore View Post
Many thanks ionbasa. I have downloaded the .zip file from the Vista forum link and will try it out when I get my new system. I will post the result when I've tried it but that will not be for at least a week or two. I have quite a "to do" list when the new machine arrives and the scanner is not at the top of the list!
Dont stress about it. Windows 7 will make life easier (and more fun because of all the new features). Just remember that if the problem is solved, mark the thread as solved.
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27 Jun 2011   #5
Lengore

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Thanks again Ionbasa. The downloaded software/driver works fine although the application isn't as comprehensive as the originally supplied Epson Smart Panel. As I thought, a 64-bit driver for my Canon Pixma iP4500 was no problem, Windows found it automatically.
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