Old Scanners on Windows 10


Dale Smith
 

I also have an older Epson Perfection 1200 scanner from my Windows XP days, (complete with transparency scanning unit) which wouldn't work on Windows 7 or 10, but I found a work around in installing a driver for a newer Epson scanner which is compatible with my computer and my scanner.  It tricks the computer into thinking it is working with a newer scanner.  Same interface.   For details, send me a private message.

Dale

On 2/2/2020 7:35 AM, Keith Roger wrote:
HI Tom;
Looks like Jeff is getting all the good res pictures for the site.
Re you HP scanner, I too, have a nice scanner from the Win XP era that I could not get to run on Win 8. The installer disagreed with permissions or something.
Anyway, I have an old XP laptop so I just pull that and the scanner out of the garage and scan away! Saves space on the desk too as I don't scan very often.
(we have a all in one printer for day to day scanning quick scanning).
You should be able to find an old laptop with XP on it for cheap. 
I did a fresh XP install on it too, to clear off all the crap. Just do not go online with it as they are vulnerable to viruses etc.
Keith
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