* You're not obtuse at all. I've just installed the retail of Windows 7, so I had to reinstall the Nikon Scan workaround. I'd made notes of what I'd done in the Windows 7 beta, but even so, I had to keep double-checking them.
>>I don't know how to "copy/paste" Johnson's "scanners.inf" file and wind up with a functioning file. Is there a way to save it as an .inf file?
The easiest thing is to go to the website, Getting a Nikon Scanner to Run on 64-bit Vista - Photo Tips @ Earthbound Light
. The scanners.inf file is halfway down the page, in a box. Select everything in the box, beginning with:
;========================= Begin of scanners.inf ===============================
- down to and including the line:
;========================= End of scanners.inf ===============================
Copy it with Ctrl C, open Notepad, paste it with Ctrl V, save it as 'scanners.inf'. Then copy it to the relevant folder.
* NB: In May when I posted, I said that I found the *file 'NKScnUSD.dll' in:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Driver
\ScanUSB", not in*"C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Driver\Scan1394".
This time, when reinstalling, I did find it in the....\Scan1394 folder. So you may find it in either place. Wherever you find it, copy it to the same folder as 'scanners.inf'.
My folder, FWIW, is called 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Windows 7 workaround'. But it could be called anything you want, as long as it's a subfolder of C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon.
If this message is too bitty to follow, let me know and I'll re-post the whole procedure, revised.