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03 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Scanners

I have an Epson Perfection 2480 Photo which is a great scanner. Windows 7 does not support it and there are NO drivers for it. So I'm looking for a new scanner which is new enough to have Windows 7 drivers. In other words how can I get a scanner that came out after Windows 7 because I don't want a scanner that came out with Xp and then the manufacture came up with some crap Windows 7 drives. I've look for an hour on the Internet and came up empty. Anyone know of any good scanners that don't cost an arm and a legs that was made for Windows 7?

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03 May 2011   #2

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi LS62, good to see you. Check out the link I have provided and see if it fits your requirements.
Epson America, Inc. - Support: Microsoft Windows 7 Support for the Epson Perfection 2480 Photo

Regards
JohnnyA
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03 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

I have an Epson Perfection 4990 Photo scanner, which is also "discontinued", but at least there are 32-bit/64-bit Windows 7 drivers for it. I've got them installed on my own Windows 7 Pro x64 system.

I use SilverFast Ai from LaserSoft Imaging as my scanning software, rather than Epson's programs. LaserSoft also supports Windows 7 fully.

Not that I have any desire or need to replace my 4990, according to the Epson page my Perfection 4990 Photo scanner has been replaced by their V700 Photo scanner which is supported by Epson-provided Windows 7 drivers.

Looks like your 2480 is replaced by the V300 Photo scanner, which is supported by Epson-provided Windows 7 drivers.
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03 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnya View Post
Hi LS62, good to see you. Check out the link I have provided and see if it fits your requirements.
Epson America, Inc. - Support: Microsoft Windows 7 Support for the Epson Perfection 2480 Photo
Sure does look like this provides driver file 12204.exe for Windows 7 and the 2480.

Interestingly, this same source does provide the same 12818.exe driver file for Windows 7 that I've already got installed for my own 4990 Photo scanner, as the latest version.

Does indeed look there IS a Windows 7 driver for his 2480. The product page shows drivers for Vista, so maybe it's just a documentation issue on the web site and the Vista driver really can be used for Windows 7.
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03 May 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Just FYI, I have an Epson Perfection 2400 and there are Windows 7 x64 bit drivers for it.

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Epson America, Inc. - Support: Microsoft Windows 7 Support for the Epson Perfection 2400 Photo

Why no 2480 drivers I'll never know. Do you remember what the difference was between the 2480 and 2400? Maybe you could try those drivers???

Let me know.


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03 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Why no 2480 drivers I'll never know. Do you remember what the difference was between the 2480 and 2400? Maybe you could try those drivers???
NO... there ARE Windows 7 drivers for the 2480. And its file name (12204.exe) appears to be different than the 12180.exe one for your 2400, and also different from 12181.exe for my 4990.

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03 May 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Why no 2480 drivers I'll never know. Do you remember what the difference was between the 2480 and 2400? Maybe you could try those drivers???
NO... there ARE Windows 7 drivers for the 2480. And its file name (12204.exe) appears to be different than the 12180.exe one for your 2400, and also different from 12181.exe for my 4990.
OK. Let me make this clearer..... NO Windows 7 64-bit drivers listed!

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03 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
OK. Let me make this clearer..... NO Windows 7 64-bit drivers listed!
Ah... now I see.

Apologies.
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03 May 2011   #9

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Gee I thought I was going blind. lol. Good catch Sygnus21
Regards
JohnnyA
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03 May 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Like I said, you can try and see if the ones for the 2400 might work - though I'm not sure what the difference is between the 2480 and 2400.
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