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Windows 7: Epson Perfection 1660 Photo

24 Nov 2009   #1

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 
Epson Perfection 1660 Photo

I recently performed a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my home PC and cannot seem to get my Epson Perfection 1660 Photo scanner to work anymore. Epson's site only lists 32-bit drivers that install but do not work or even present any error messages when trying to initiate a scan.

I have tried using the (Unofficial) drivers for Epson Perfection 1660 located HERE on your Windows Vista sister site. It does not work either but presents an error that I detailed below. On a side note, I have installed that unofficial driver on my notebook running Vista Home Premium x64 and it works there.

I have attached a screen capture of the error message when I try to initiate a scan with the unofficial drivers. If you select yes it just opens a help file to which I have exhausted all troubleshooting possibilities (check to see if the scanner is powered on and the cable is plugged in). It doesn't matter if I use the included utility, ACDSee, VueScan or an online Java utility with my bank.

Please advise. Thanks ahead of time for any suggestions you guys might have.



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24 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madman77 View Post
I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my home PC and cannot seem to get my Epson Perfection 1660 Photo scanner to work anymore. Epson's site only lists 32-bit drivers that install but do not work or even present any error messages when trying to initiate a scan.

I have tried using the (Unofficial) drivers for Epson Perfection 1660 located HERE on your Windows Vista sister site. It does not work either but presents an error that I detailed below. On a side note, I have installed that unofficial driver on my notebook running Vista Home Premium x64 and it works there.

I have attached a screen capture of the error message when I try to initiate a scan with the unofficial drivers. If you select yes it just opens a help file to which I have exhausted all troubleshooting possibilities (check to see if the scanner is powered on and the cable is plugged in). It doesn't matter if I use the included utility, ACDSee, VueScan or an online Java utility with my bank.

Please advise. Thanks ahead of time for any suggestions you guys might have.
Hi and welcome

vista driver should work. Needs to be installed in compatability mode however.
right click the installer?properties>compatibility mode>check vista.

should work


Ken J+
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24 Nov 2009   #3

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks and I feel welcome.

I assume you meant to install the unofficial drivers since those are the only 64-bit drivers available? As for installing it in compatability mode, this produces the exact same results. The driver installs seemingly properly, asks for a re-boot. I reboot, plug the USB cable in and Win 7 successfully installs the driver. I then try to scan and it produces the exact same result. I have verified the Epson Scan utility is running in Vista compatibility mode.
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26 Nov 2009   #4

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

Any ideas out there?
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26 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Most all of us agree that an upgrade is not the route to take. It leaves useless files on your system and can cause conflicts,. which you are experiencing.

Save all you Documents, Pictures, contacts, videos, music, etc to a flash drive,

Be aware, you will need to re-install your 3rd party applications.
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27 Nov 2009   #6

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Most all of us agree that an upgrade is not the route to take. It leaves useless files on your system and can cause conflicts,. which you are experiencing.

Save all you Documents, Pictures, contacts, videos, music, etc to a flash drive,

Be aware, you will need to re-install your 3rd party applications.
Sorry but WTH are you talking about? I did not upgrade. This was a clean install of the OS.
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27 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I ran into the same problem with my Epson Perfection 1650. I sorted the problem on Windows 7 - 64bit by installing an independant program called Hamrick Vuescan - I now find it is far superior to the Epson Software/ Drivers I used on Vista 32
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28 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Sorry,. but I don't believe you mentioned that fact,. unless I'm totally blind
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28 Nov 2009   #9

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Sorry,. but I don't believe you mentioned that fact,. unless I'm totally blind
Fixed.
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28 Nov 2009   #10

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hamrag2 View Post
I ran into the same problem with my Epson Perfection 1650. I sorted the problem on Windows 7 - 64bit by installing an independant program called Hamrick Vuescan - I now find it is far superior to the Epson Software/ Drivers I used on Vista 32
I have tried Vuescan as well but it didn't work for me. I don't remember if I tried it with the Epson drivers uninstalled. I will try this after removing the Epson drivers.
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