install old scanners on WIN-XP

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by R. Geraerts, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. R. Geraerts

    R. Geraerts Guest

    Hi Newsgroup,

    first of all sorry for my english, it isn't my native language.

    Ok, since my change from WIN98 to WIN-XP I have the following problems:

    1. my HP Companion (C3989A) (printer port) can not be installed. HP says on
    their Site that this scanner will not be supported anymore. But I don't want
    to scrap it, because I like the feature to use it as a copier with my
    LaserJet 4. My searches with google couldn't help me.

    2. my Nikon Scantouch AX-1200 (SCSI) is quite old but it worked properly
    under WIN98. For this scanner are also only drivers for WIN31 and WIN95
    available. WIN-XP recognizes the scanner but I can not install the old
    drivers (I think that's ok ;-) ). Nikon writes on their site this scanner is
    not compatible to WIN-XP. Universal drivers I found with google won't work.

    Does someone have an idea or a solution for me?

    many thanks in advance
    Ralf Geraerts
    R. Geraerts, Aug 21, 2007
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    Cari Guest

    You might want to try Vuescan... and see if that helps

    XP and Vista like WIA to acquire/capture the images, Win9x relied soley on
    Twain, hence the can/cannot use scenarios. If you're using a 64 bit O/S,
    it's almost certain that scanners which only use Twain will not work.
    Cari, Aug 21, 2007
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