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Windows 7: [need driver] Canon CanoScan N1220U

16 Nov 2009   #11

Win7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The solution is do not support companies that wont support their older hardware...
I totally agree on that.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 7

I found Windows 7 drivers that work with the Canoscan N1220U. I've just verified this on my Windows 7 PC.

I've uploaded them to my personal web site at

To get them working, simply:
  1. Connect your scanner to your PC. Windows 7 will try to find drivers, and fail.
  2. Right-click Start -> Computer and select "Manage." In the left-hand pane of the Computer Management window, click "Device Manager."
  3. Find your scanner (probably underneath "Other Devices") and right-click it, and select "Update Driver Software..."
  4. Select "Browse my computer for driver software," then enter the folder where you unzipped the file. The drivers should install OK.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7

Hi Everybody

I succesfully installed the driver supplied by MiloDC. It works like a charm

Best regards

My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Mar 2010   #14

Win7, Win Vista, Win XP
Did not work


I tried exactly as you mentioned above but whenever I select the unzipped folder in step 4, I always get back an error "Windows was unable install your Canoscan. Windows could not find driver software for your device. If you know the manufacturer of your device, you can visit its website and check the support section for driver software."

I have tried above on both Windows Vista and Windows 7. BTW, both these OS'es are bit.

What am I doing wrong?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Mar 2010   #15

Windows 10 Pro

Yeah it would help to know if MiloDC's fix works under both 32 and 64-bit OS's

BTW you said...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lotharkumar View Post
BTW, both these OS'es are bit.
32 or 64-bit.

Also, While I can't help you find the drivers for you Canoscan, I can offer you an alternative....

You could try Vuescan from Hamrick if you don't find a suitable solution. The software allows you to use your scanner on a 64-bit OS through its program by providing its own 64-bit driver. It usually offers more options and tweaks over the standard software issued with the scanner. The downfall is it will set you back $40.00 for the Standard edition or $80.00 for the Pro edition. There is a 30-day trial version as well.

And for what it's worth, some of us Nikon users were in the same boat until someone found a solution for us which I compiled here - Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64. I know this doesn't help your situation, but maybe you could search the web like I did to see if someone has an equivalent fix.

Good luck, and give Vuescan a try if you can't find a suitable solution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Mar 2010   #16

Win7, Win Vista, Win XP
64 bit

64 bit! Sorry, I missed that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2010   #17


This is Kurt from Hong Kong. Thank you so much MiloDC !!! Your N1220U driver saved my life and $$$$$. I thought need to buy a new scanner. It worked fine and success installed on my Win 7 - 32bit. Love you MiloDC.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2010   #18

Win7 x64

Confirmed that the driver doesn't work on 64bit Win7...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2010   #19
ols aussie

Canoscan driver

Thanks mate , all ok with your fix... MiloDC
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2010   #20

windows 7

And it also works i Denmark. Thank you so much. It is great. I can now use the Canon N1220U canoscan with my Win7 32-bit machine.

Read this if you have the newest version of Photoshop - Adobe Photoshop CS5 - and have problems with the import function. To import the scanner, copy the plug-in in to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Plug-ins\Import-Export

Download the plug-in file here:
Using TWAIN in Photoshop CS5 and CS4
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