Win XP with Minolta Scan Dual

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by The Reids, May 8, 2005.

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    The Reids Guest

    Is anyone using Minolta Scan Dual with Win XP? If they are, where
    did they find a driver?

    As an aside, is anyone else concerned that hardware and software
    seems to become obsolete and unusable in rather short timescales?
    My film cameras and lenses are the equivelent of an 8086 computer
    with a 32 MByte hard drive in age terms but function perfectly.
    Anything which plugs into a PC is a hostage to fortune, and some
    of that kit is not cheap.
    The Reids, May 8, 2005
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    Trev Guest

    that's win 2000 I expect it will work in XP.
    Trev, May 8, 2005
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    The Reids Guest

    Following up to Trev
    Thanks! Damn, looks like i'll have to try and install XP again!
    The Reids, May 9, 2005
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    The Reids Guest

    Following up to The Reids
    I asked somewhere else too and got some info from other owners.
    It seems it depends on the exact model, some will work with XP,
    some early one wont, I think mine might be old, I will probably
    end up opting from a dual boot system 98/XP. I have to reboot
    anyway to start the scanner, so just a matter of doing all
    scanning in one session. Alternative approach, buy a full frame
    digital body and drop scanning (after scaning all my slides just
    in case I need them) !!!
    The Reids, May 10, 2005
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    Trev Guest

    Dont forget that some software will run in compatibility mode right click
    the properties. third tab compatibility and pick the os.
    Oh and with xp you install the drivers before the hardware the PNP finds it
    as you boot up after connecting the hardware. Doing it the other way round
    can give problems with device not found.
    Trev, May 10, 2005
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    The Reids Guest

    Following up to Trev
    that's worth a try!
    The Reids, May 11, 2005
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    The Reids Guest

    Following up to The Reids
    after more research I have established on Minolta site that early
    Scan Dual is incompatible with XP, so i'm sticking with 98 for
    the present and buying a EZDigiMagic memory card to CD stand
    alone that gets round problems of using the various bits of
    soft/hardware (inc Pentax), that dont want to work under 98.
    Infanview can handle the Pentax RAW files under 98 and thence to
    PS as TIffs. Hopefully. Thanks for all the suggestions.
    The Reids, May 11, 2005
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    The Reids Guest

    Following up to The Reids

    and I predict that unlike my current film bodies and lenses (that
    still work earliest with latest) that in 5 years time current
    digital body owners will be struggling to connect to PCs of that
    The Reids, May 11, 2005
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    norm Guest


    Minolta site use to say if DUALSCAN box has a G3 mac compatible stamp
    it should work with XP?
    norm, May 15, 2005
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    Mike Hunter Guest

    Is the Scan Dual is SCSI device? - If so, you probably need Win ASPI (which
    for some obscure reason was omitted from XP) to make the SCSI interface

    You can download Win ASPI from the Adaptec site. I think that you get a dire
    warning that installing it will screw up the Microsoft XP SCSI driver but
    unless you have other SCSI devices that are already working under XP then
    this should not be a problem.


    Mike Hunter, May 15, 2005
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    The Reids Guest

    Following up to norm
    Yes, mine hasnt.
    The Reids, May 16, 2005
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    The Reids Guest

    Following up to Mike Hunter
    Early ones like mine, yes.
    noted if I'm forced to go to XP before the scanner dies. Thanks.
    The Reids, May 16, 2005
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