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Windows 7: Canoscan Win 7 driver


19 Nov 2012   #11

Windows Home Premium
 
 

IBSHAW

I installed the evaluation copy of Vuescan and then plugged in the Canoscan D1230U with no additional software other than the Vuescan. I then plugged in the scanner and Windows 7 said it would search for a driver . . . Then it said it couldn't find a driver and didn't recognize the product.

The pop-up message from Vuescan said to turn Vuescan off, connect the scanner, and it then reported that it could not find a scanner attached. This corresponds to Hamrick who told me that Vuescan would only work on a computer which had a scanner native driver installed.

You must have been very lucky.

For now I have uninstalled Vuescan and did a system restore back to the point just before I downloaded and installed Vuescan.

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19 Nov 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Sorry to hear that - all I can tell you is.... I have a Canoscan N1240U scanner and when I moved to Win 7 from XP there was no support driver so I heard about the Vuescan software on this forum and after I installed it the scanner was recognized as if it were a Windows 7 driver and worked as it did on XP - to be quite honest I didn't belive it either but it has saved me buying a new scanner ( I should point out I "obtained" a full version of the software which may make the difference). As you say, perhaps I was lucky !!
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20 Nov 2012   #13

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Yeah, it may just be that you got into a good combination of pieces of software.

Did you have any part of the old driver software for your 1240 installed, or partially installed, on your Win 7 computer? When I tried to install the version from the European source on the XP laptop it simply burped and quit installing. I actually never tried to install that on the Win 7 machine because if it didn't install on the XP machine it probably wouldn't install on the Win 7 machine. I noted that several folks were unable to install that download for a variety of reasons, it always asked for a CD somewhere along the line. (Or hinted at a CD, anyhow)

I may have mentioned that I got a note from VueScan as follows:

From: "Ed Hamrick" vuescan@gmail.com

Hi Don,

This only works when there's a working driver installed from www.canon.com

Regards,
Ed Hamrick
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20 Nov 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

OK, am gonna try and make this real clear..... I bought a new computer with Windows 7 home premium 64. When I went looking for a suitable driver for the scanner there wasn't one and Canon told me it would not be supported. So, on this forum, I heard about Vuescan so I got a "full" version from a friend although the trial copy should at least tell you if its gonna work. Once installed, everything worked, no previous XP or any other driver already on the machine as it was not long out the box. So whoever is telling you a driver needs to be already installed clearly isn't giving you the correct info. I have been using the scanner fully functional for months now.

So, try again.
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20 Nov 2012   #15

Windows Home Premium
 
 

I tried it again with the trial version and no luck. I finally got the answer from VueScan. The scanners are different. Ed saved my sanity!
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From: "Ed Hamrick" vuescan@gmail.com

Hi Don,

That's because VueScan has a built-in driver for the N1240U that doesn't need any Canon software to be installed.

VueScan doesn't have a built-in driver for the D1230U, so it needs the Canon software to be installed.

Regards,
Ed Hamrick

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21 Nov 2012   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

So now we know !!! I've always been lucky.... looks like you'll either need to invest in a new scanner or run it from an older machine on XP (or you could try using XP simulation under Windows 7, or dual boot - just a suggestion).
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21 Nov 2012   #17

Windows Home Premium
 
 

Well, as others have found, the download from Canon Europe doesn't install on my old XP laptop.

I will search for the CD but at the same time campaign for an Epson Perfection V600. They are down to around $173 here.

Strange, the V600 is a far different from the 600.
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23 Nov 2012   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Check the install notes that goes with the XP driver you tried to install - for them to install and work correctly assumes that you are at correct service pack level. I believe the latest was SP3 so you may need to be at this level for it to work.
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23 Nov 2012   #19

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I'll check that. I know that I have been at SP3 since it was released. I note that there are two releases available, one ending with .c and the other with .d. I may have downloaded the .c version a month or so, not sure.

DAW
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19 Jan 2014   #20

Windows Home Premium
 
 
Canoscan d1230U on Windows 7/XP

According to the Vuescan developer the compatible scanners have a built in driver that his software uses. Not so for the d1230U, so I upgraded to Windows 7 ultimate and downloaded the XP option. XP programs run just fine inside that emulator. Only problem is that the driver available from England doesn't install. It might install if I knew how to do it.

If anyone has been able to install that driver on XP please let me know how you did it.

Alternatively, if anyone has an original CD for the Canoscan D1230U I would be pleased to pay a fair price for a copy.

So close yet so far!
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