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Windows 7: Virtual XP in Win 7: Firewire


05 May 2009   #1
reo

vista x64
 
 
Virtual XP in Win 7: Firewire

Will it offer firewire support so I can run my Nikon scanner?

Thanks!

Reo

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07 May 2009   #2

Windows 7x64 + XP Mode
 
 

Yeah, I'm wondering that, too - I've got a Nikon Coolscan ED4000. Here's hoping.

Mary
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07 May 2009   #3

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

I saw nothing about it.

Sharing Firewire with a virtualMachine is not common. It don't think that virtualPC can do that (is there Any VM which can do ?)
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07 May 2009   #4
reo

vista x64
 
 

From what I've gathered, and to answer my own question, I'm pretty sure the answer is no. Firewire is Apple proprietary and it's not available in any VM product.

Reo
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08 May 2009   #5

Windows 7x64 + XP Mode
 
 
Virtual XP in Win 7: Firewire

Reo

I believe I've got good news about running a Nikon Coolscan ED4000 to run in Windows 7 x64.

I found Bob Johnson's website, and a page called 'Getting a Nikon Scanner to Run on 64-bit Vista'. It's at:


Getting a Nikon Scanner to Run on 64-bit Vista - Photo Tips @ Earthbound Light

I followed his instructions exactly: downloaded NikonScan 4.03 for Vista x86, and installed it in compatibility mode in Windows 7 x64, using 'Vista SP 2' as the OS it had worked in.

Then I copied/pasted his 'scanners.inf' file (on his webpage), and put it and 'NKScnUSD.dll' in a new folder. NB: He says you find the .dll in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Driver\Scan1394", but mine was empty. It was in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Driver\ScanUSB".

I turned on the NikonScan, opened Device Manager (the Nikon Scan was listed, if I remember right, under 'Other Devices' - it's now under Imaging Devices, so I can't be sure of the exact name), and followed his instructions about installing the drivers from my new folder.

It worked. I've just scanned a slide - in Windows 7 x64!

(I also found a workaround that involves installing a program called Vuescan, copying 1 driver, and uninstalling - it's at Manual Focus Forum / Nikon Coolscan Scanner and Vista 64. But Bob Johnson's workaround seems simpler.

Hope this works for you.

Mary
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08 May 2009   #6
reo

vista x64
 
 

Thanks for the info. I'll give it a try. That would be great news!

Reo
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08 May 2009   #7
reo

vista x64
 
 
Yeah!

Mary,

Thanks so much! It works!

Once last thing and I think I can leave XP behind (with no bad feelings): Palm Tungsten E. The last I checked they didn't have a 64 bit driver.
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08 May 2009   #8
reo

vista x64
 
 

My scanner now appears to be trashed. It worked once this morning, and I tried again and it returns a hardware error message and the power button flashes after I power up. I tried it on my XP OS too. This is the same issue I had the scanner was repaired and I don't think I've used since I tested it when I got it back.

Oops, never mind, the film holder wasn't pushed in all the way....it's OK again.

Thanks again!

Reid
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13 May 2009   #9

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reo View Post
From what I've gathered, and to answer my own question, I'm pretty sure the answer is no. Firewire is Apple proprietary and it's not available in any VM product.

Reo
Oh Dear -- Firewire is NOT apple proprietary. I use it on a CANON PRO DSLR . It's an IEEE 1394 standard. Apple have a product but thats different.

IEEE 1394 interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I've had no probs with running a Windows XP virtual machine under vmware with the Canon software.

Note you'll need to ensure the IEEE 1394 standard works on the Host machine as well so you can cattach the device to the VM.


Try installing your Nikon software under the XP mode virtual machine. In theory it should work -- I haven't yet tried loading my Canon software under XP mode yet as I'm still using a separate XP VM machine for this.

Cheers
jimbo
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13 May 2009   #10

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Oh Dear -- Firewire is NOT apple proprietary. I use it on a CANON PRO DSLR . It's an IEEE 1394 standard. Apple have a product but thats different.

IEEE 1394 interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It's not only Apple proprietary:

Quote:
However, the royalty which Apple Inc. and other patent holders initially demanded from users of FireWire (US$0.25 per end-user system)
(From the Wikipedia Article you give )

firewire is not free for use, Apple (and other) take money on it

Quote:
It was initiated by Apple and developed by the IEEE P1394 Working Group, largely driven by contributions from Apple
(again)
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