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Windows 7: Are Multiple Scanner Devices OK?

06 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Are Multiple Scanner Devices OK?

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit. Home network. Already have 3 printer devices. One printer is All-in-One (HP). Want to keep that device installed and be able to use all functions. Want to add a desk top scanner for speed and versatility. The All-in-One is network cabled and also USB to my desktop computer. The desktop scanner is not network; would be USB to my desktop computer. I seem to recall reading somewhere (not sure of this - maybe HP literature to discourage buying other scanners) that you can't have more than one scanner. Doesn't seem logical. Is more than one scanner (using only one at any one time) OK?

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06 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

As far as I know you have as many usb devices hooked up to one computer. There is a theoretical limit of 124, but it really is determined on how many usb ports you have as to how many usb devices you can hook up. Each device has it's own driver/software package, so I don't see any real reason you couldn't. I know for a fact you can have a printer (all in one) and scanner hooked up at the same time. My dad did using XP, Lexmark all in one printer and an HP scanner.
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06 May 2013   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have both a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 ADF scanner and a Canon 9000F flatbed scanner connected to my desktop computer via USB 2.0. Both will operate just fine when both are turned on.
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06 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you both. I had decided, pending responses, on the ScanSnap iX500 I am now going to go ahead with my purchase.
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06 May 2013   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Philip JD View Post
Thank you both. I had decided, pending responses, on the ScanSnap iX500 I am now going to go ahead with my purchase.
The iX500 is a newer and better version of my S1500. You will love it it once you learn how to use it.
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