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12-31-2011, 05:41 AM
I'm about to upgrade to Win7 from WinXP-Pro/SP3, but would like to keep using my quite functional scanner, for which there is no Win7 driver. The scanner is not detected if the driver is installed in WinXP-compatibility mode. In my Web searches, I have come across the claim that an 'old' scanner was made to work from the WinXP driver, when Virtual PC was used. I understand that Virtual PC requires the complete installation of WinXP, but in some special way. Since the PC in which Win7 will run, already has a fully functional WinXP, I was wondering if there was any way I could insert that highly customized WinXP, rather than start with a 'fresh' install.

12-31-2011, 09:27 AM
If the scanner manufacturer did not release a Win7 software, it is unlikely to work with Win7.
A TWAIN driver using a program like Word or such might work in some fashion but with much limited functionality.