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Windows 7: [need driver] Canon CanoScan N1220U


31 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
[need driver] Canon CanoScan N1220U

I have a Canon Scanner "CanoScan N1220U" that I used on XP.

Looking to get it to work for Windows 7 46-bit.

I tried the XP driver, and it says it successfully installed but, but then a pop up comes up and says:

LaunchAnywhere GUI has stopped working
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
Windows will close the program and notify if a solution is available.

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31 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

ok I got the driver to install and now the computer knows it is there.

But now Photoshop (CS4 64-bit) does not list the scanner when I go to file import
(like it did when I had XP and Photoshop 7)

I tried using the install disc that came with the computer, but it says it is not compatible with my OS.

I did install VueScan 8.5.37, but I have to scan in the program, save it, then open the file in photoshop. I'd rather just scan right inside photoshop.
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31 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

I'm not sure that they make a driver for the 64 bit version of the OS.

Best I could find was here - Vista Drivers: Canon scanner Drivers for Windows Vista

It is for 32 bit Vista, but you may have better luck with it than with the XP version.
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31 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

well it looks like that driver works.l If I go into device manager, the scanner is listed with out a "!" next to it. And there is a drive name listed on the driver tab.

But I would like to make the scanner show up on the imports of photoshop.

Maybe I should ask this in the programs section since it is now more of a photoshop/scanner problem than driver problem??
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31 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

ok I'm totally confused....

When I go to the device manager, my scanner is listed under Imagaing Devices. When I look at the properties, and drivers tab, there is a driver listed (says: Hamrick Software, which is the maker of VueScan)

I just downloaded Picasa, to try that built in scanner tool.
If I click the import button, the scanner is not listed.

I tried using Miscrosoft Fax and Scan program.
When I click on new scan, it says "scanner not detected"

But...

I downloaded the trail version of VueScan, and that did see the scanner. I scanned a picture, but since it is a trial version, it put a water mark on the picture. So that program will not work for me.
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16 Nov 2009   #6

Win7 x64
 
 

I have the same problem and I am why Canon won't support the N1220U scanner for Windows 7. Not many users want to throw away perfectly working hardware due to lack of drivers

Workaround = Vuescan
Vuescan installs a "dummy" scanner driver for Windows 7. This means that the scanner will NOT work with most programs' built in scanner functionality (eg photoshop), ie there is no twain support.

The scanner will only work with vuescan. You can perform all your scanning, save the scanned file(s) and then open the scanned file in your preferred program (ie photoshop).
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16 Nov 2009   #7

Win7 x64
 
 

Apparently Canon didn't support the above scanner in Vista and based on that, they won't support it in Windows 7. I have emailed their support explaining that Vista was never a mainstream OS (many users still preferred XP) and Windows 7 probably will be the next mainstream OS.

If more users email Canon's tech support and ask for drivers, maybe they will reconsider and sit their lazy asses down to write some Win 7 code
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16 Nov 2009   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The scanner as a separate piece of hardware is long obsolete and there is no incentive to write drivers for it...
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16 Nov 2009   #9

Win7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The scanner as a separate piece of hardware is long obsolete and there is no incentive to write drivers for it...
It depends on how you define obsolete...
If I buy a new scanner, what more will it do other than *have* Windows 7 drivers? The N1220U is slim, it works via USB which also provides power (no separate power adaptor needed) and most importantly it still works!!!

Other hardware vendors have opted to support their old hardware. I have a MS trackball from 2001 that has full Windows 7 x32 and x64 drivers. Creative has opted to do the same with their older soundcards...

Oh and the incentive for any vendor would be customer loyalty and satisfaction IMHO.
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16 Nov 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

In an ideal setting I would agree 100% with you, however from a real world setting, there is no economic justification to continue support for a $50.00 scanner ... sux, but true.... The solution is do not support companies that wont support their older hardware...
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