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Windows 7: How do you keep USB devices active in Win 7?

28 Jul 2010   #1
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 
How do you keep USB devices active in Win 7?

I use XP mode for my scanner because there are no drivers available for Windows 7.

The thing I find annoying though is if I want to use my scanner I have to go into XP mode then select the USB tab at the top of the page. Once the scanner has been detected I then have to go back into the normal Windows 7 mode and then select the scanner and close the virtual machine.

Is there no way I can keep the USB link active in my normal OS so I don't have to keep doing this?


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28 Jul 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you tried installing your scanner in XP compatibility mode?? How to Run a Program in Compatibility Mode in Windows 7
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28 Jul 2010   #3
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

I have tried to use that compatability tool, but it doesn't seem to work with hardware drivers.

I have tried to download the XP driver from the Epson home page, then I said to run in XP compatability mode which didn't work. So I then right clicked on the desktop icon and said to run in XP mode and it didn't run again.
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28 Jul 2010   #4
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What scanner are you using???

You can check this post... Epson Perfection 1640SU - Driver Problem

Your other option is to 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.
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28 Jul 2010   #5
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

It is a multifunction inkjet and has the scanner built in, it's an Epson Stylus photo RX685.

They have released a driver for the printer but not for the scanner, and thats why I having to go into XP mode to get it working, which is a right pain.
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28 Jul 2010   #6
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
It is a multifunction inkjet and has the scanner built in,

They have released a driver for the printer but not for the scanner,
Hmmm.... that's kind of odd; and it doesn't make sense

Have you tried calling Epson, they're fairly good on their tech support.

Edit: You "could" give the RX680 drivers a try. This seems to be the "American" version.... Epson Stylus Photo RX680, Drivers & Downloads - Technical Support - Epson America, Inc. It can't hurt. There you'll find the scanner drivers (twain) as well.

Let me know.
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28 Jul 2010   #7
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
It is a multifunction inkjet and has the scanner built in,

They have released a driver for the printer but not for the scanner,
Hmmm.... that's kind of odd; and it doesn't make sense

Have you tried calling Epson, they're fairly good on their tech support.

Edit: You "could" give the RX680 drivers a try. This seems to be the "American" version.... Epson Stylus Photo RX680, Drivers & Downloads - Technical Support - Epson America, Inc. It can't hurt. There you'll find the scanner drivers (twain) as well.

Let me know.
I did contact Epson support but it's not actually Epson themselves that provide the support, it's contracted out to someone else. I went they in the end said that Epson didn't and aren't going to release a driver that is compatable with Windows 7 x64.
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28 Jul 2010   #8
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

OK. Did you "try" the other drivers I suggested?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Edit: You "could" give the RX680 drivers a try. This seems to be the "American" version.... Epson Stylus Photo RX680, Drivers & Downloads - Technical Support - Epson America, Inc. It can't hurt. There you'll find the scanner drivers (twain) as well.
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29 Jul 2010   #9
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

Yes I have and it done sweet FA
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