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Windows 7: Any usable driver in Win7 for Espon 1640SU?

16 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Any usable driver in Win7 for Espon 1640SU?

Scanner, that is. The old one won't install and the 1640SU aapears not to be on the Windows 7 list of devices.

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16 Dec 2009   #2

Win7 Ultimate

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17 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boastree View Post
Continuing from his post...

This is the exact driver: Epson America, Inc. - EPSON Support - Download Survey

Install it in compatibility mode for Windows Vista: Compatibility Mode

If you are on x64...this scanner will not work for you with these drivers...
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17 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Then I'm stuck. Should have said it upfront but I'm on Ultimate x64.
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17 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Sorry to find this out. That is why you should always fill in your system specs. Thanks Fabe Any usable driver in Win7 for Espon 1640SU?-usercp-1.png

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17 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tony22 View Post
Then I'm stuck. Should have said it upfront but I'm on Ultimate x64.
You could try Vuescan from Hamrick if you can't find a driver for the scanner, though the cost of the software/driver will be $40. However you could try the trial version first. This way you'll know if it works with your scanner.
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17 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Vuescan! I used to use that with my old HP film scanner.

I just gave it a try. It works! Thanks Sygnus. This has been a real life saver. I have to find out if I can do profiling with the $40 version.
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17 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 10 Pro

Unfortunately I've been sending a lot of people to Hamrick due to 64-bit issues and scanners. Maybe he should give me a cut of the profits. LOL

I believe the trial version is the full version of the standard version, so if you can't do profiling with it, chances are you're not going to with the paid version. Don't know about the Pro version though but I would ask the question before shelling out $80 bucks for it!

And since you've used it before if you had a paid version you should be able to the updates for free. (unlimited for Pro, 1 year for standard)

That’s what I do. I bought the program in 2002 because I was told it was a better program than the one that came with my Nikon Coolscan scanner, but I personally prefer the Nikon Scan Software as I do my photo editing in Photoshop, but that’s me.

Edit - You can do ICC profiles and color sapces with the pro version. I just realized I have the pro version. It's been that long since I actually used it.
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18 Dec 2009   #9

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
Cheaper and easier solution.
Just run it in a Windows XP virtual machine

You can use vmware player V3 for FREE or vmware server V2. It's not difficult to create a virtual machine. Vox is another option and maybe Virtual PC (but not in "XP Mode" - still probs with USB devices in full "XP Mode").

I've got a similar scanner and a load of "legacy hardware" such as an HP Plotter, a Blue Print printer etc etc. There aren't even any VISTA drivers for these.

I'm also using a dedicated 35 MM transparency scanner which has a Firewire connector - no chance of even THINKING about getting this to work on W7. Works fine in a Windows XP Virtual Machine.

Why pay 40 or 80 USD -- using a VM is a better bet and you'll get some enjoyment learning about "Virtualisation". Note that there are decent tutorials in the Forum.

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18 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 10 Pro

Yes, you could us a VM, but...

A lot of us don't want to run in VM, especially with regards to scanning where color fidelity is of the utmost importance to a photographer. VM's usually runs it 16-bit mode, whereas Windows outside of the VM run in 32-bit. That makes a big difference in your color profiles. Sure, you could do some editing in Photoshop or the likes, but as the saying goes - garbage in = garbage out.

Sometimes cheap doesn't mean quality. I'm not advocating spending $40 or $80 dollars on a program just for the fun of it. I personally think it's ridiculous that some have to go this way because of lack of OS or 64-bit support, but it's an alternative that might save money in the long run as this would be cheaper than replacing your scanner.

Also, Vuescan isn't just a driver, it's a very good scan program that supports a wide range of scanners and is constantly updated. It also provides a lot more options and optimizations than the usually shipped software that comes with the scanner. So in addition to getting a program that works on the OS, you get more features. But, like I say, try the trial version first, if they don’t like it, look for another solution, such as a VM.

As I’ve said In the past I’m not advocating Vuscan to make someone rich, I personally don’t use the program myself, though I’ve had it since 2002, I prefer the software shipped with my scanner, but that’s me. I advocate it as an alternative to a non-working environment, and probably cheaper alternative to replacing the scanner. Is it cheaper than a VM…no. Is it effective…???

I'm not against using a VM and some may want to go that route, that's also an option. The solution I provide doesn't require a VM environment and/or new learning curve.

My two cents
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