Thank you Windows 7...

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by MikeHawthorne, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    I posted here in the past about not being able to get my Epson Scanner to work in Windows 7 64 bit.

    I tried everything I could think of the several days, no luck.

    I did finally get it to work in a way using 3rd party software but not from Photoshop with all the options I was used to.

    But occasionally I would try and get it to work again, still no luck.

    Well today my wife wanted some stuff scanned.
    I figured I could do it with VueScan software.

    I got the scanner out of the closet and plugged it in.
    I got the updating your drivers message, so I thought I'll give it a try.

    My scanner is back to normal, it works from Photoshop just like it used to.

    Thanks Windows 7, it took a year but it did get fixed.

    I procrastinated and never got around to buying a new scanner, so I didn't end up spending a couple of hundred bucks that I didn't need to.

    Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow!

    Mike
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Sounds like a painfully surgical solution to middle aged men's problems but you're quite right - can't beat a bit of the old procrastination!
     
  3. Super Sarge

    Super Sarge New Member

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    It really is the Manufactures in your case Epsons responsibility to provide the proper drivers for you scanner, not Micro$ofts.
    I am glad you got it working.
     
  4. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi guys

    I was really mad a Epson, partly because I had the same thing with HP.
    When I first upgraded to Windows XP I had a expensive large format HP scanner that was only a few years old.

    HP didn't make any drivers for XP, I contacted them and they said more or less tough luck we are not going to make XP drivers for anything but our new scanners. I gave the scanner to a friend who was still using Windows 98 and she is still using it.

    I switched to Epson scanners and printers and have been using Epson ever since.
    Now that everything comes to me as digital content I seldom have to use my scanner anymore. That's why I didn't rush out and buy a new one last year.

    Mike
     

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