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Windows 7: Xp Mode Epson scanner problem


26 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Xp Mode Epson scanner problem

Hi
Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Intel DP55WB
i5-750
4GB DDR3

Have installed XP mode, & V PC.
Have installed Epson Perfection 1250 Scanner in XP mode.
I am unable to access the scanner dfrom windows 7.
I have to restart XP mode, USB/Attach scanner. Then i can use the shortcut to the scanner from Win 7, but i then get error message;

Windows XP Mode - Windows Virtual PC
To open a virtual application, the virtual machine must be closed
Click Continue to open the virtual application. This will close the virtual machine and you will lose any unsaved data.
To avoid losing data, click Cancel and save any unsaved data. Then, log off from the virtual machine and try again.
[V] See details [Continue] [Cancel]

Once it has closed i can then use the Scanner. Which is fine for that session. Once i restart win 7, i have to go through the same again to be able to use the scanner.
Is this right.

I note that whenever i close XP mode, and then reopen i have to do a USB/Attach for the Scanner.

There are no 64bit win 7 drivers for the Scanner, hence XP mode.

Can someone enlighten me please.
Thanks

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29 Nov 2009   #2

windows 7 64bit
 
 

i have the same scanner and the same problem

i was surprised that epson even made a Windows 7 driver, its a shame its a 32bit driver


i havent been able to figure out how to get it to work through xpmode -_-
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01 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Different model - same problem

I have an Epson 4180 scanner, Win 7 x64, and similar problems. When I open my favorite scanner organizer software (circa 1998 and installed in XP mode), it says, "EPSON Scan cannot be started." I then have to exit the program and start the XP VM and "Attach" the scanner from the USB menu.

For whatever reason, Microsoft allows my USB printer to be "Shared" between XP Mode and Windows 7 via Integration Features, but the USB scanner can only be in "Attach" or "Release" states within XP Mode. Looking further in the Windows Virtual PC help, I see the note stating "A redirected USB device can be used by only one operating system at a time ..." Actually, the Epson 4180 scanner driver does work well in Win 7 x64, but my favorite old scanner organizer software is the issue.

I had been using the Windows 7 release candidate before purchasing the OS for my primary system and had found that my old scanner organizer did not install in Windows 7 X64. Then, I read that XP-capable software would run in XP Mode. However, Microsoft made the VM module refuse to install under the RC, so I was unable to see how poorly the VM was integrated from a user standpoint before purchasing my new OS! Rats!

This is a really inconvenient "feature!"
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09 Jan 2010   #4

Win 7
 
 

Ok, Epson, they don't support XP Mode (XPM) or any other dual boot setup but I got my CX6000 printer/scanner to work in XP mode anyway.

On the Win 7 OS side, install the printer normally. Then in XPM, I opened control panel/printers/add a printer. I used the Windows driver: Epson and the model #. I got to ports. In here you'll see the parent win 7 ports that include the Win 7 PC name. I picked the TS### "computer name" PRN# port but I had to try each one until I could print a test page.

Assigning the port number may work with other devices not support by the manufacturer. Good luck.
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12 Feb 2010   #5

Win 7
 
 

I have the same problem. The XP VM works fine, but I need to manually attach the scanner every time I run the program. Is there a way to modify the script that starts the virtual machine to automatically attach the USB port to it when it runs?
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24 May 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 
Install HP USB Scanner in XP running in Win7 XP Mode

The non-profit I volunteer at bought a new HP desktop running Windows 7, and I installed XP Mode so we could run an old typesetting program (PageMaker). PageMaker runs OK, and our HP printer works in both Windows 7 and XP mode.


But when I attempt to install the HP ScanJet 5300 USB scanner it appears in the Windows 7 Control Panel Device Manager Scanners and Cameras list, but because there is no Windows 7 driver for it, it is shown with a yellow exclamation point (I assume the lack of a driver is the cause of this).


When I switch into XP Mode and look at the USB list of devices available to the XP OS, their is an "Unrecognized Device" listed and it is available to Attach. I have already loaded the 5300 XP driver. When I attempt to attach the Unrecognized Device, it does not work (scanner not found), and the device disappears from the USB list.


So my question is: Is it possible to install this scanner into the XP OS running on Windows 7? If so, does anyone know how to install the ScanJet 5300 on a computer running Windows 7 running the XP OS via XP Mode?


Thanks for any help, Rob
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27 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

there is RemoteTwain solution: http://www.scanworkssoftware.com/remotetwain.aspx this is virtual driver that allows to use scanner driver installed in XP Mode in host OS (Windows 7).
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27 Mar 2011   #8

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums, DimaOther. Nice find!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamesM View Post
I had been using the Windows 7 release candidate before purchasing the OS for my primary system and had found that my old scanner organizer did not install in Windows 7 X64. Then, I read that XP-capable software would run in XP Mode. However, Microsoft made the VM module refuse to install under the RC, so I was unable to see how poorly the VM was integrated from a user standpoint before purchasing my new OS! Rats!

This is a really inconvenient "feature!"
A lot of users used Virtual PC vm's including XP Mode without problems with 7 RC, before official release of Seven. You can clearly see this for instance by checking publishing dates of some of the VPC / XP Mode tutorials we have, like Brink's XP Mode installation tutorial from May 2009 or my copying XP Mode from August 2009.

Kari
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28 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote:
A lot of users used Virtual PC vm's including XP Mode without problems with 7 RC, before official release of Seven. You can clearly see this for instance by checking publishing dates of some of the VPC / XP Mode tutorials we have, like Brink's XP Mode installation tutorial from May 2009 or my copying XP Mode from August 2009.
Unfortunately, I was a little late in getting on the bandwagon. By the time I tried to install XP Mode, Microsoft had already made the download inaccessible for the Windows 7 RC. Even with this problem and an issue Microsoft has created for users trying to use a KVM with dual-view and multiple computers (blaming digital rights management rather than fixing the Win-7-only bug), I am overall very pleased with Windows 7. I am even getting used to using my scanner without the great tools I used to use. I can hardly wait to be able to have Windows 7 on my work computer!!!

-James
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