Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64

23 Feb 2015   #531
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry for getting back so late. I'm sorry I have no further advice as I've not used this scanner for over two years since going digital. In fact the scanner is packed away in a box.

Sorry.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
03 Jul 2015   #532
Bellsprings

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks SO much. I was about to throw out the scanner after trying to figure out Silverfast's program and Vuescan just wasn't cutting it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2015   #533
Fernando1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Sygnus, Hi Bellsprings ... if it's packed in a box, or just about to throw it out ... I might be interested in buying one of them, provided they're in 'Like New' full working conditions. I have a mint 4000ED, but fear it will fail sometime ahead as any machine does. I might need a replacement unit ... yes, I still shoot film - and will stick to w7 Ultimate, or even downgrade to XP, just because of film and the Coolscan. If either of you think I'm old fashioned, or whatever, you're both right !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Jul 2015   #534
Bellsprings

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Now that I have it working going to keep it for aehile.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2015   #535
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fernando1 View Post
Hi Sygnus, Hi Bellsprings ... if it's packed in a box, or just about to throw it out ... I might be interested in buying one of them, provided they're in 'Like New' full working conditions. I have a mint 4000ED, but fear it will fail sometime ahead as any machine does. I might need a replacement unit ... yes, I still shoot film - and will stick to w7 Ultimate, or even downgrade to XP, just because of film and the Coolscan. If either of you think I'm old fashioned, or whatever, you're both right !
First off, as long as I have still have my negatives andslides I plan on keeping my scanner so thanks but I'm keeping it

Secondly, I would HIGHLY urge you not to move back to XP asthe OS isn't even supported by Microsoft anymore and this could lead to allsorts of security holes not being fixed or supported.

What you could do is move to Windows 8 and give Vuescan a try.

When I posted these instructions years ago it was to help get Nikon's free scanning utility to work under Windows 7. My attitude is and will always be that if the free software works under the current OS, why buy a software program for it?

Unfortunately Nikon, and probably some other scanner manufacturers no longer support older scanners people want to hold on to like the Nikon Coolscans. For us we have to hope there are people out there who can find a way to get the scanner's free software working.

For me, I'm no longer in that fight as I simply don't use my scanner anymore; but if I did, I'd look to the internet like you guys did to find me and my instructions. And I thank all those who thanked me for helping them, and continue to help.

With that, I'll say this... for those of you who still have Nikon Scanners and still want to hold on to them, you might give Vuescan a try. Forty(39.99) dollars for standard with no upgrades after 1 year, ninety bucks ($89.99) for the pro which gives lifetime upgrades.

I've had a copy of Vuescan since 2004, but always preferred to use the Nikon software instead as I preferred ICE (their noise algorithm) compared to Vuescan's solution. However I can't tell you how Vuescan performs now as I've not physically used it since around 2007, but I do know they state it now supports Windows 8.1. and the most popular Nikon Scanners. And you can always try the trial version first.

Now I'm not here to endorse Vuescan, and think Microsoft is being ridiculous (to put it mildly) in not supporting these expensive scanners at least up to Windows 7 x64, but they didn't, and rather than throwing them away if they still work, it may be more beneficial to purchase a copy of Vuescan. At least you now have a working scanner under the latest operating system. Unfortunately Hamrick (makers of Vuescan) understands this all too well.

Lastly don't be so desperate to just download any file purporting to be able to get your scanner working. You could get more then you bargained for.

Peace
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2015   #536
Fernando1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2015   #537
Bellsprings

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have used VueScan for several years with different flat bed scanners with good results. I wasn't very successful using it with my coolscan 4000. Some weird colors. Maybe more time spent with tweaking it would work but now that I have Nikon scan 4 working no need to foul around with Vuescan.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2015   #538
Fernando1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yes, I agree Bellsprings. Didn't want to mention this issue in my previous answer because: 1- I not yet tried the latest Vuescan versions. 2- it may arise questions on monitor calibration. 3- I'm not too fluent in English.

but I did make an A/B check of a neutral gray Provia 100F, using Vuescan 8.5 vs. NikonScan - default settings on both !!

Vuescan .tiff showed a strong blue cast, NikonScan .tiff was R.G.B. = 128 each. (edited, had written 'were')

then, I met sygnus21 ... and forgot Vuescan (some say latest versions of Vuescan cope better with Kodachromes).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2015   #539
Bellsprings

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I agree with you Fernando except for #3, your English is fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jul 2015   #540
Fernando1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thank you, a little out of practice maybe - and slow.

just to insist in the following: IMHO, it's the hardware (the Coolscan !) which matters ... take care of it.

maybe sometime in the future you can feel in the mood for an A/B Vuescan vs. NikonCoolscan.
don't forget to use default settings, and calibrate your monitor.
a calibrated color monitor, gray 128,128,128 solid color wallpaper - then shoot a Provia100F.
scan using each software, and compare ... latest Vuescan is said to be MUCH better.

We both may be wrong, and w10 is coming ...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Nikon D70 - CF Card issue when hooking up to PC
Hey guys, A bit weird this one. I've been shooting some images, earlier in the week no problem with the card and transferring to the computer with the USB cable... but today windows is asking me to format the card as it's not recognised. I'm trying out some data recovery software but it's...
Music, Pictures & Video
Nikon Coolscan 5000 scanner
Has anyone tried to run this scanner under Windows 7 64 bit? The Nikon website was unclear as to whether it is compatible. Windows Compatability center lists it as compatible.
Drivers
Windows 7 32bit/Nikon scanner issues
Still can't get my Windows 7 32bit system to operate w/ Nikon Coolscan 4000 ed. I tried advice from other postings by downloading/installing Vista 32 bit driver plus a scanner.info file. I first downloaded to a flash drive and then tried installing them using the wizard. Both are on my desktop,...
Hardware & Devices
Multiple Nikon Coolscanners on one machine
Hey, i need to know if its possible to use multiple scanners on one PC?, every time i try to open multiple copies of its software i get a message saying the driver is currently in use, or the software is currently open. thanks.
Drivers
Nikon Coolscan W7 32 bit
I have a Nikon Coolscan IV ED film scanner and the Nikon site informs that the scan is not supported under W7. Any standard ways to use this scanner with W7?
Hardware & Devices
Nikon Coolscan III and 64 bit W7
Is this possible? The Coolscan has a 50 pin SCSI-1 cable. I can't seem to find a SCSI card that will run on a 64-bit system and also take that plug. They all take Ultra 50 pin. Currently installed is the Adaptec AHA-2940 PCI, which I was using on the x86 XP system installed prior to the upgrade...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App