Posted 19 March 2005 - 09:48 PM
Duh! I think I've sorted out my Canon scanner driver confusion.
There were (at least) two problems:
1.Canon confused me by talking about TWAIN drivers for XP whereas they used to say drivers for the Canon xyz are <here>.
If I look in the "TWAIN driver" exe file using WinZip I find it has all the necessary driver files along with the TWAIN dlls and the all important "ScanGear CS-U" which allows the excellent control of scanning options.It also contains a readme file telling me how to install it.
2.The exe file does NOT install the driver.It just unpacks it and dumps all the files in a folder. You have to go into device manager and update the driver manually, pointing devman at the afforementioned folder.Then it all works.
I had assumed the process was like other USB devices's or application's installation - run the exe and it will start an installation program that will do the job for you.
8-bit - unless your CD specifically has Win XP drivers on it they are unlikely to work. The download is the only way to go. Maybe what I've described will help you.
Edited by Rimmer, 19 March 2005 - 10:02 PM.
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