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Windows 7: How do I install xp drivers on my windows 7 machine?

24 Feb 2010   #1

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How do I install xp drivers on my windows 7 machine?

I have a business card scanner that I would like to use with my windows 7 machine. Unfortunately after having installed the software, Win 7 is unable to find and install a driver for it (even having gone online to search for the drivers).

Using the same software I downloaded, I installed it on a friend's Windows XP laptop and the scanner gets its drivers installed automatically.

Website unfortunately does not have any more support for this 3 year old product.

My question is if there is any way of installing this device under windows 7 with an XP driver? I would like to use it within Windows 7 if possible.


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24 Feb 2010   #2
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I don't think this is going to work - espcially with an XP driver, maybe with a Vista driver. If there is no native Win7 driver for that device, a Vista driver is worth a try but no guarantee.
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24 Feb 2010   #3

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Try Use drives in comatibility-mode

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