I then tried the procedure set out by Equinox and that worked a treat. Just let it run. There are a lot of low-end scanners out there. Show less Show more. NOW, it works with Windows 7 using your exact instructions. Vance Bell is da Bomb!!! Supported Operating Systems Supported Features.

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I applied it myself and it works. Thanks everyone for helping and sharing. By epspn to browse our website, you agree to our use of cookies.

I tried and the scanner came back under the Vista without photoshop. Use scan mode “Wide Transparency” only, if you want to place transparent originals directly on the flatbed.

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Now it works with Windows 7, 64 bit. Show less Show more.

Thanks, Your suggestion worked on my win7 Professional. Like myself, many folks still own the popular Epson Photo or U scanner. I was not able to load the Twain 5 drivers for my Epson u scanner even after trying to use compatibility mode for all OS from 98, toto Vista and XP sp 2 and 3.


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Can anyone offer any help? For more information on how Epson treats your personal data, please read our Privacy Information Statement. Excellent suggestion, but after using compat mode I had to update driver in system properties and point Win 7 to the c: Additional Product Features Media Vistta.

Fujitsu fi Document Scanner Equinox advice worked 49990 on Win 7 64 bit. It works like a champ with IrfanView 4. Thanks Equinox — you saved me a lot of time and money.

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Only thing to say that might be negative is that I did my scanning and now have a really nice scanner. To use all features of our website, it’s recommended to enable javascript in your browser!

I am heavy into retouching and restoration of photos as it is a sizable part of my photo business. Forums, general FAQs, actual system requirements and contact to our support team.


Thanks man, this worked a treat with Service Pack 3 and Photoshop. For this scanner the latest software version is SilverFast 8.

If you are using a bit version of Vista or Windows 7, you may wish to attempt the method outlined by Equinox in the comments to this post. While looking into upgrading with a new board or switch out completely to a New Window 7 Professional it became evident that I would have to make the big switch to a new replacement.

Thanks Vance bell Greg. Great discussion and immense help. Best of luck everyone.

I installed following your instructions. Thanks for your selfless service.

The is the BEST photographic scanner for quality and reliability! Such is not usually the case.