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

06 Jun 2010   #71

Windows 10 Pro

Thanks for the info but $155.5 USD!!!

Hopefully they get it repaired. As for customer service, I'll be more impressed when their company releases official drivers for the scanners.

Can I use my Nikon Scanner with Windows 7, Leopard, Snow Leopard, or a 64-bit operating system?

The use of Nikon Scan software with Windows 7 (any version), or Mac OS 10.5.x or later, or any 64- bit operating system (including 64-bit, 32-bit or Compatibility mode) is not supported.

We suggest trying a third party software option such as Vuescan from or Silverfast software.
Source - Using Nikon scanners with new operating systems. Humph....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by romke View Post
...but given the price of the scanner ...
Agree, which is why we should have official drivers!!!

At any rate good luck and let me know if I can be of further assistance.


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10 Jun 2010   #72

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bits


i got my Coolscan 9000 ED back and it works like a charm now- also under Windows 7 64 bit following your instructions. the problems i encountered were really due to a mechanical fault. repairing it did cost quite a sum, but given the fact that used scanners of this type sell for around Euro 2500 in europe that seems not disproportional - taking into consideration that transport was included. i was informed that they are rather critical to transport - and therefore the nikon service over here uses a particular courier service where staff is informed about the care to be taken when moving this type of equipment around. and indeed, it was handled very carefully to me.

i was very pleased with the service overall: the people i spoke to over the phone did know what they were talking about and i got a email with what they found and what it would cost to repair within 8 hours. i got the scanner back within a week!

ok, it should be nice to have suitable drivers. i assume nikon stopped production 5 years ago because they found that there was no market for this equipment anymore. they did not stop servicing them however, parts are readily available - only new things like drivers will no longer be produced. unfortunately, nikon is not alone in this respect - it can be very difficult to get devices to work under Windows 7 64 bit

anyway, thanks very much for supplying the solution for the software problems i had.
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10 Jun 2010   #73

Windows 10 Pro

Happy to hear everything worked out for you.

Happy scanning.

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15 Jun 2010   #74

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Thank you


I have a Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED on Windows 7 Pro 64bit. Since this scanner is a usb device it modifed your instruction slightly. Instead of copying file NKScnUSD.dll from

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Driver\scan1394

I copied the file from

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Driver\scanUSB

I made a few scans this morning and it seemed to work even using digital ice and multipass scanning. These are the only features that I typically use. There were a few minor quirks, but things seemed to work for the most part. I will play with it again tonight. Thank you for posting this highly useful information. Shame on Nikon for not supporting the scanner. I was able to download updated drivers for my ancient Epson 4870 flatbed with no trouble.
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15 Jun 2010   #75

Windows 10 Pro

That's fine; you got the general gist of it. That's the point. You could make the same argument for the "Nikon Files" folder... you can name it anything you want and put anywhere you want.

Care to elaborate on those "quirks" you’re talking about??? I haven't run into any so...


And thank you
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16 Jun 2010   #76

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Quirks with 5000 ED installation

@sygnus21, Thank you for your continued interest in this topic. I wouldn't have gotten the thing to work at all if not for the info that you posted. The quirks that I was referring to are:
1. When I insert a 6 frame strip the scanner used to automatically do the preview scan. Now I have to force a preview scan, but it does it and it is not difficult to force the preview scan.
2. The scanning status dialog used to show a list of frame numbers in the scan queue. Now it just states that it is scanning. Not quite as informative, but it is scanning and that is the important thing.
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16 Jun 2010   #77

Windows 10 Pro


Have you checked the Nikon Scan settings... Edit, Preferences?

Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64-nikon-scan-preferences.jpg

I don't normally have mine to do the auto thing as I find it annoying from a speed perspective, but I'll give it a try later to see if it works for me.

As to this one...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brentbristol View Post
2. The scanning status dialog used to show a list of frame numbers in the scan queue. Now it just states that it is scanning. Not quite as informative, but it is scanning and that is the important thing.
Honestly I can't remember this one, but that again I have a 4000ED so...

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16 Jun 2010   #78

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

@ sygnus21,
I had already set the automatic scan preferences, but the automation did not work until I reboot the machine with the scanner disconected. When I reinserted the usb connector Windows reaquired the driver. When I subsequently fired up the 5000 ED and inserted a 6 frame strip it worked as it did before. The other issue with the progress window turned out to be a classical user error. I did not click on the drop down graphic as show circled in red in the attached screen capture. Everything now seems to work every bit as good at it did before. Thank you again!

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17 Jun 2010   #79

Windows 10 Pro

Thanks for the feedback and glad to hear everything is working properly.

Happy scanning

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28 Jun 2010   #80

Windows 7 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
For those wishing to get their Nikon Coolscan film scanners working under either Vista or Windows 7 64-bit editions here’s a solution….
Worked perfectly for me with Win7 Pro 64-bit and a Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED.

One typo in your directions: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Driver\Scan1394 should be C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Driver\ScanUSB.
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