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Windows 7: Canoscan Win 7 driver

16 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Canoscan Win 7 driver

Hi, I have an old Canon Canoscan scanner that I would still like to use but, as I have just bought a new PC that runs under Win 7 Premium 64-bit, the Canon website does not support this version of OS, only the 32-bit one which I am assuming wouldn't work ? . Is there any way of getting it to work with the new PC or am I stuck with either using it with another PC on XP or dumping it ?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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16 Jun 2011   #2

win7
 
 

Try installing the free Vuescan program from VueScan 9 Scanning Software for Windows 7, Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) and Linux and see if that helps.
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16 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for quick reply - I will try that and let u know.... cheers.
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16 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Be aware that there are 3 versions of the program - One trial (30 days I think), the other two paid - Standard (39.95) and Pro (79.95).

The 80 dollar version allows you to do color profiles and you get free update for life? - I've had the program since 2003 and can still use updates using my old PID number.

Anyway I'd recommend it if you can't find a driver for your scanner, and of course the software supports your scanner. That even if you have to pay for it it's probably better, and cheaper than buying a new scanner.

Good luck.
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18 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Many thanks guys, Vuescan has just saved me buying a new scanner !!! Old scanner works a treat again.... how did I survive before using Windows 7 Forum ? Really appreciate your replies, cheers.
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19 Jun 2011   #6

win7
 
 

Glad to hear it worked.
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17 Nov 2012   #7

Windows Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
Try installing the free Vuescan program from VueScan 9 Scanning Software for Windows 7, Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) and Linux and see if that helps.
I was told by the author of Vuescan that the computer had to already have a scanner driver running on the destination computer before Vuescan could be installed.
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18 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Nope, just download it from the links given in earlier post and install and your old scanner will be recognized and work like mine did in Win-7 which had no support driver for that OS because it was too old.
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18 Nov 2012   #9

Windows Home Premium
 
 
Canoscan D1230U on Win 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ibshaw View Post
Nope, just download it from the links given in earlier post and install and your old scanner will be recognized and work like mine did in Win-7 which had no support driver for that OS because it was too old.
Thanks for the quick response. Are you referring to the Vuescan software or the Canon Europe software?

As a trial I downloaded the package from Canon Europe but it wouldn't install on an XP laptop I would have been willing to use for a while, although it is very old and is getting a little sick. Several other folks say they tried this and they also had trouble with the install which asked for a CD.

I have moved cross-country since my scanner last worked and my main XP computer just got too sick to keep up so I bought a new HP at a great price and it had Win 7 on it. I have not been able to find the original CD since the move, and of course there were updates that had been released since the original install.

Can you clarify which software you used and what version of Win 7 you have?

My scanner is a Canoscan D1230U and I like it's features because in addition to flat scans I use 35mm slides and negatives, and 2 1/4" slides and negatives and have made holders for all combinations.

Sorry to be so wordy but I'm getting close to buying an Epson 600 Scanner as a last resort. Not in my budget but I have so much old stuff to scan for my family (as they grew up and became parents and grandparents themselves).

Thanks,

DAW
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19 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I am referring to the Vuescan software. I have a similar scanner but when I moved to Win 7 home premium 64-bit there was no driver available on the Canon website and I was told there would not be one released so I thought, like yourself, I would have to bin the scanner until, through this forum, Vuescan would allow me to continue to use it - a driver does not need to be installed, it just worked. Install the software, then when you plug in the scanner (mine is USB) it should be recognized as a source and will do all of the tasks it did previously in XP using the original driver. Start with the trial version and see how you get on, let me know.
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