Dimage Scan Dual and Windows XP

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Kevin Stephens, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. I have upgraded to windows XP Pro , but cant install the driver (windows 95)
    for my Minolta Scan Dual (scsi).

    Acccording to the minota website they dont provide upgrade driver software
    for this (superceded) scanner

    Is anyone else managing to run the Scan Dual (original, not II or III) using
    Windows XP?

    Kevin Stephens, Jul 30, 2003
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  2. It may depend on the exact version of your scanner. Apparently the ROM was
    updated in later versions of the Scan Dual (still the original model,
    not the Dual II). Versions compatible with G3 Macs should also work with
    XP. These later versions were supplied with the 2.1.0 driver and had a
    pack insert, note in the manual or box label advertising G3 compatibility.





    Richard Williams, Aug 1, 2003
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  3. Try vuescan software, it does not need minolta drivers. Trial download
    from www.hamrick.com.
    downthhatchREALLy, Aug 1, 2003
  4. Thanks folks

    On checking, my scanner is the original model without the G3 compatible ROM

    I also tried the Vuescan site and was originally encouraged when it got XP
    to recognise the scanner, but it could not run it, besides $60 was, for me,
    a bit steep to register and remove watermarks from scanned images.

    My choices are not to either:
    a) set up a dual boot with an older OS just to run the software;
    b) buy a Dual Scan III (or something more expensive) and try and sell the
    orig scaner and SCSI card.

    Thanks again
    Kevin Stephens, Aug 2, 2003
  5. Kevin Stephens

    T P Guest

    Check whether you can run a dual boot with Windows XP. I was advised
    that this cannot be done, although I happily ran Windows NT v4.0
    alongside Windows 95 for several years.
    T P, Aug 2, 2003
  6. Kevin Stephens

    Pat Chaney Guest

    Obviously if it won't work for you it doesn't apply, but VueScan is very
    good value at $60, and you won't find scanning software at that price
    anywhere that is as good or updated as regularly.

    It was even better previously at $40 for what is now the professional

    Pat Chaney, Aug 3, 2003
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