Your old hardware isn't doomed. Here's how to migrate 32-bit printers and scanners onto your 64-bit version of the Windows 7 operating system.
Windows as a whole -- Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and the operating system's server
editions -- has been shipping in both 32- and 64-bit
editions for some time now. That's more than long enough for hardware manufacturers to get on the ball and supply 32/64-bit device drivers
for everything they sell. In fact, most every printer, scanner, video camera, or other hardware device you can buy today comes with drivers for both platforms in the box.
That's great if you're buying a whole new system. But what if you're migrating over a printer, scanner, or webcam -- individual peripheral
devices from an age just slightly before the 64-bit years? That's where things get more difficult.