Windows 10 scanner compatibility?
Old 04-22-2019   #1
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Windows 10 scanner compatibility?

Microsoft recently reminded users that Windows 7 will no longer be supported beginning in January 2020.

Question for scanner users:

Are Windows 7 drivers and other software for your scanner fully compatible with Windows 10?
If so is their use seamless or will there be hoops to jump through to get them to work?

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Old 04-22-2019   #2
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Are you still getting good use out of the 'puter, for other things? I have Win7 notebook from 2010, I think. It's now used only for scanning, and, it isn't connected to the interwebs... thus, no worries about support, security, etc.
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Is Windows 10 any better than Windows XP? What "must have" features have they introduced in the past 20 years. As far as I can tell, they have just mucked about with the interface, and added support for some new connectors.
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Old 04-22-2019   #4
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If I were you I would disable updates to avoid your computer automatically updating to Win 10. That system caused me no end of problems. Not as bad as Vista, but not good either. XP was Windows best system, and I would still use it, except that I finally got my laptop configured to run Win 7 to suit my needs. Win 10 is very unintuitive to use if someone is coming from XP or 7.

All these scare tactics that corporations put out ceased to bother me a long time ago. An unsupported OS is fine with me. Right now I'm using a Pale Moon browser that is unsupported and it's clean and fast.

For a long time I had antivirus software on my computer but it slowed things down too much. Now everything is backed up (sorta), and if anything happens, Win 7 will be reinstalled. This is the way things have been setup for years, and no issues yet.

A lot of people don't know this but if you were to get hit w/ a major drive by virus, unplug your computer from the internet and turn it off. Then boot it back up and the virus will almost always have failed to install. Most serious virus are in emails anyway.
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To clarify I intend to install flatbed and film scanners with drivers
and other software written for Windows 7 on a Windows 10 PC.

Thanks, but I'm not willing to maintain an unconnected PC just for scanning.
In addition I do not wish to debate the merits of various operating systems.

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Old 04-22-2019   #6
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To clarify I intend to install flatbed and film scanners with drivers and other software written for Windows 7 on a Windows 10 PC.
I think you'll need to specify the scanners in question. Their Windows 7 drivers may or may not work with Windows 10. Usually manufacturers issue updated drivers for new OSes, provided the hardware is still current and supported.
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Just want to hear others experiences doing the same with their scanners.
Since Windows 10 has been around for awhile there must be a few of you...

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Just want to hear others experiences doing the same with their scanners.
Since Windows 10 has been around for awhile there must be a few of you...

Chris

It's a bit of a vague question you've posed and it's not likely to get much in the way of useable answers.


Win7 and Win10 are both members of the "Windows NT v6.x" family. Most software, even basic drivers, written for Win7 will work on Win10, though some may not. The big break in compatibility was between Win NT v5.1 (aka Windows XP) and Win NT 6.0 (aka Vista). When Win7 (NT v6.1) fixed the vast bulk of the flaws in Vista, it couldn't make the antique XP era drivers work in on the new NT6.x core. Most of the newer versions of Windows (8.0=NT6.2, 8.1=NT6.3, 10=6.4...) support most drivers and software from earlier NT6.x releases. I have had some difficulty with older 32bit printer drivers on Win10/64bit, though.



You also need to define which Win7 and which Win10 you are insterested in. Both come/came in both 32bit and 64bit versions and driver compatibility is likely to vary between 32bit and 64bit versions.
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From my experience,

Epson Scan and drivers work perfectly with Windows 10.

Nikon Scan works fine, but drivers don't work. Vuescan has working drivers, so if both are installed then Nikon Scan will work.

Minolta Scan will apparently run on Windows 10, see post #11 below. Vuescan will also run Minolta scanners.

Vuescan and Silverfast should work perfectly with Windows 10.


Edited to reflect info from later post.
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Is Windows 10 any better than Windows XP? What "must have" features have they introduced in the past 20 years. As far as I can tell, they have just mucked about with the interface, and added support for some new connectors.
I used XP until way past it's expiration date but come on into the modern world. For one, a non-buggy 64-bit platform so you can use more than 4gb of ram...
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Minolta Scan won't run on Windows 10 AFAIK . If you have a Minolta scanner, you're limited to Vuescan.

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I'm running a Minolta scan dual IV on Windows 10 (64bit) using the original Minolta Scan Dual software. To do this you need to follow these instructions and download the updated driver.
http://roy.vanegas.org/thoughts/how-...in-windows-10/
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I"ll give you my case study: Last year or so, I allowed win 10 to update my old Win 7 machine. The op sys works fine. But it instandly made 3 of my scanners, 2 flat beds and one 35mm neg scanner, obsolete. I spent days trying to get drivers to work, do workarounds, and everything. I'm a former UNIX systems engineer, I know what I'm doing. After 3-4 tries over the year, I gave up. And my scanners are sitting in the garage.

Not only is film becoming obsolete, the things to USE film are.
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I'm running a Minolta scan dual IV on Windows 10 (64bit) using the original Minolta Scan Dual software. To do this you need to follow these instructions and download the updated driver.
http://roy.vanegas.org/thoughts/how-...in-windows-10/
Ahh, that's good to know.
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I have Nikon Scan running under Windows 10. It was relatively easy:

http://www.shtengel.com/gleb/getting...under_Win7.htm
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I use Epson scan and it works fine with Windows 10. But sometimes with updates I have to reinstall the Epson software: so save your disc.
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Microsoft recently reminded users that Windows 7 will no longer be supported beginning in January 2020.

Question for scanner users:

Are Windows 7 drivers and other software for your scanner fully compatible with Windows 10?
If so is their use seamless or will there be hoops to jump through to get them to work?

TIA,
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My Nikon CoolScan V ED is not supported by win 10 as far as I know.
I keep an old computer specifically for that.
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My Nikon CoolScan V ED is not supported by win 10 as far as I know.
I keep an old computer specifically for that.
You don‘t need to, i have had my coolscans running perfectly with nikonscan on windows 10 64 bit!
See here:
https://www.coolscan-9000.de/technik...on-windows-10/

For windows 10 32 bit no driver modification is needed, it just works
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I"ll give you my case study: Last year or so, I allowed win 10 to update my old Win 7 machine. The op sys works fine. But it instandly made 3 of my scanners, 2 flat beds and one 35mm neg scanner, obsolete. I spent days trying to get drivers to work, do workarounds, and everything. I'm a former UNIX systems engineer, I know what I'm doing. After 3-4 tries over the year, I gave up. And my scanners are sitting in the garage.

Not only is film becoming obsolete, the things to USE film are.
May i ask which scanners you are Talking about? I’m sure there are solutions!

And: please let us not start the film is obsolete discussion. To me it isn’t at all
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Epson 4490 In Windows 10

I just happened to look at this thread today and began a very happy chain of activity. All my computers are now running Windows 10 Home Edition. I have a 10-year-old Espson 4490 Photo scanner lying nearby for which I could find no operating software, but I thought I'd try something new today.

I went online to Epson Support and plugged in my data an was able to immediately download a 64 bit operating software for the scanner. I plugged in the scanner, connected it to my USB buss and as soon as it warmed up I was able to scan beautiful copies of some of my 8x10 color prints in auto mode. I haven't dug up my negative holders yet, but I will and then will try it out with some 35mm and 4.5x6cm B&W and color negs which I will try in professional mode. The scanner runs very much faster than it ever did before due to the faster processing speed of this newer laptop. This looks to be a very good thing. Oh, BTW, this is a bottom line HP laptop from Walmart.
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“Is Windows 10 any better than Windows XP? What "must have" features have they introduced in the past 20 years. As far as I can tell, they have just mucked about with the interface, and added support for some new connectors.”

I agree.
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Minolta Dimage Scan Multi II + USB to SCSI adapter + ScanVue + Windows 10
This works for me.
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