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Windows 7: Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64

05 Mar 2010   #41

Windows 7

Okay, I followed all the directions, but my computer can't find the scanner. It doesn't show up in the list.

Nevermind, I got it to work! Thanks so much for this!!!

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06 Mar 2010   #42

Windows 7

I just wanted to add my thanks. I was a mite concerned, because I had installed my Nikon 4 software on a different drive rather than in the conventional C:\Program Files (x86)\Nikon\ folder, but I put your driver into the folder where I had the software, added the DLL filie from the Nikon download, and then browsed for the driver as per your instructions.

And, just like you said, my Nikon Scan software is now fully functional, and my 5000ED works like it used to before I upgraded to 64-bit Win7.

Thanks very much indeed!

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06 Mar 2010   #43

Windows 10 Pro

Thanks guys.

If my post helped please rep :)
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16 Mar 2010   #44

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Nikon 5000

Thank you sygnus21!!!

I got Nikon Scan 4 up and running with my Nikon 5000ED on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with your instructions!
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16 Mar 2010   #45

Windows 10 Pro

Thank you ErikH

And Iím happy to know my post is helping those with getting this expensive piece of equipment working under Windows 7/Vista (64-bit)

Good luck.
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14 Apr 2010   #46

window 7 64 bit

Thank you very much sygnus21!!!! Your workaround solution is a life-saver. I am once again, a happy dude! Worked the first time with my LS-9000.
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14 Apr 2010   #47

Windows 10 Pro

Thanks photogman.

Happy scanning :)
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15 Apr 2010   #48

Win 7 Ultimate (64 bit)

Sygnus, sorry for the long delay in reporting back re the fix. It turns out that my motherboard had (has) some kind of a problem that prevented the Firewire connection from working properly. I recently found time to fit a card and plugged it in to find that Win 7 reported it immediately and correctly as a Nikon LS-4000 ED IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device. Imagine my surprise....

I installed Nikon Scan but despite using your instructions and "scanners.inf" file it refuses to see the scanner even though it's sitting there in devices and printers and showing no warnings of any kind. On the basis that the driver might be from a previous installation of Vuescan I tried updating the driver but Windows wasn't having any.

At this point I gave up and installed Vuescan which works perfectly. Many thanks for your help and patience which I see has paid off for a lot of people here.
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15 Apr 2010   #49

Windows 10 Pro

Sorry to hear you MB had issues. If you've got it fixed and haven't done so lately, re-download the file now. I discovered a while back that the old (now replaced) file had an error which prevented the 5000 from working or being seen. I've since corrected the situation and replaced the file. It's been reported since then that there are no issues with the fix and the 5000.

See this post -Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64

Give it a try.

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19 Apr 2010   #50

Win 7 x64


Many thanks for your infinite patience in responding to the various problems we have encountered in following your instructions. I hope you can endure one more, perhaps numbskull, question. I have been following your instructions quite literally:

1- Go to Nikonís website and download the Nikon Scan 4.0.3 drivers for Windows Vista 32-bit. Yes, Vista

I assume this means to simply download and SAVE (NOT RUN) the file "ns403en_vista.exe".

2- Then download this zip file: from here.
3- Extract and save the scanners.inf file to a location or folder of your choosing...
Example: I created a folder called "Nikon Files" and placed that folder inside the "NKScan4" folder
located at
C:\Program Files (x86)\Nikon\NkScan4 - Thus the NKScan4 folder now contains the Nikon
folder and looks like this...
C:\Program Files (x86)\Nikon\NkScan4\
Nikon Files

This is where I get confused. At this point in the sequence I do not (yet) have a folder structure \Nikon\NkScan4 under C:\Program Files (x86)\. I assume (I have not yet tried) that this folder will be created when I install the Nikon Scan software (i.e. run the "ns403en_vista.exe" file) as you instruct in STEP 4. So I have created a folder "Nikon Files" just as you have instructed, but I cannot continue with the sequence of instructions as specified in the Example.

Am I taking this too literally? Please help.
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