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Windows 7: XP-only driver/device in Virtual XP Mode ? Possible ?

15 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 7137 x64
XP-only driver/device in Virtual XP Mode ? Possible ?

I got a Canon Printer which have no Vista support from official site which I wish to use it in W7. I know it's an old AIO printer but sometimes the scanner comes in handy, but problem is I only get hold of XP driver for it. I tried installed the Virtual XP mode beta and I try to setup my printer, but my driver setup won't go through, it said it can't detect my printer.

So just want to ask is it actually possible to install XP-only device in Virtual XP mode so I can use the device in W7 environment ? I didn't use much of Virtual PC so I am not quite sure. Thanks for any help !

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15 Jul 2009   #2


Tell me the name of the driver file and let's see if we can force an install in Win7/Vista. Better yet, just send it to me.

I am new to vmachines, but it seems reasonable that the vmachine cannot use a device that the host cannot attach.
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15 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 7137 x64

It's a canon MPC190 driver.

imageCLASS MPC190 MultiPASS Suite Ver.440a for Windows 98/2000/Me/XP XP Driver

imageCLASS MPC190 MultiPASS Suite Ver.440a Updater for Windows XP SP2 & later Update for XPSP2

Thing is because it need to install the MultiPASS thingy where it will check for the printer connection. I wonder if we can just extract the driver and do force install. I been googling it quite some time but seems no one able to make it work in Vista/7, at least not in a comprehensive way. Driver is downloadable from the links provided, see what you can do about it. Thanks !
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15 Jul 2009   #4


Shoot an email to canon support. I've been hunting down drivers and a few have test drivers hanging around they never released.
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18 Apr 2010   #5

windows 7
Canon BJC-55 with IS-12 Cartridge

Gateway Laptop 32 bit without Hardware Virtualization. Opsys new with Vista upgraded to Win7

I also really like the Canon IS-12 scanner and can not get it to work except on XP. XP is on my desktop. If anyone has a way to get the scanner to work on Win7 or Win7 XP Mode I would love to know how.

I do have some info to contribute, I hope it helps someone.

The printer will work on XP, Vista, Virtual PC - XP Machine, Win7, Win7 XP Mode. The scanner will only work on XP. Microsoft techs in the Phillipines gave up trying to get the scanner to work on Win7 XP Mode. At the onset they thought that any XP device would work on Win7 XP Mode. They took over my computer and tried for 3 hours and then gave up.

How did they get the printer to work on Win7 and Win7 XP Mode ?? I do not know. I asked the man because my aunt also has a BJC-55. He said, "Have her call me, it can be different for each situation"

So, go to MS Support for Win7 answer the 5-6 questions, the computer gives you a case number, write it down, then call the 800 number. Then Albert & Jayson will get giggy wit it in the Phillipines.

Virtual PC vs XP Mode
The way I read the info on the website, XP Mode is a machine within Virtual PC. But the MS techs say that these are two different and incompatable programs.

I got the printer to work on Virtual PC - XP Machine by setting the printer as a network printer. The scanner would not work. When the MS techs took over my machine they uninstalled Virtual PC and installed XP Mode using a patch that is not yet available on the website. They said that XP Mode is much better than Virtual PC. So far I agree.
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20 Apr 2010   #6

windows 7
BJC-55 printer w/ IS-12 scanner cartridge.

I had Virtual PC installed on my machine when I upgraded to Win7. I then followed the MS instructions to add XP Mode. Well that caused a problem that took 6 hours over two days to fix. MS fixed it no charge. They said this problem only happens to a few people. So, make a back up disc.

After MS fixed my machine:
The printer will function on Win7.
The scanner will function on Win7 only after changing the compatibility to Windows XP (Service Pack 2) in the Properties.

Start, All Programs, folder IS Scan Plus, program IS Scan Plus, Properties, Compatibility, Windows XP Mode, Apply, OK

The printer will function on Win7 XP Mode
THe scanner will NOT function on Win7 XP Mode. Windows XP (Service Pack 2) is NOT an option on the compatibility menu in XP Mode.

The scanner not functioning in XP Mode is no problem at all. You open the Scanner software in Win7, scan your document, save the scan, open the document from a program. Which ever OPSys the program is in it will open the scanned document.
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21 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

With the AIO hooked up to your computer and XP Mode running, did you first hit the USB tab at the top, then select the device to attach it first? Once you attach the printer, XP mode should give you a message that it detected new hardware and is searching for the drivers. You then should be able to stop the search and install the drivers you downloaded.

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