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[filmscanners] Re: Scan Elite & XP?



 BUT   -----  Minolta are not going to support XP with the Scan Elite so a dual 
boot W2K /
98 maybe the answer so as the old 98 driver will still work and have the use of 
the scanner
without buying a new one.!!!!!!!

Rob

Whidbey Net wrote:

> Win2K has an interface much like Win98. You should not find it invonvenient
> to use Win2K on one system and XP on another. Another approach would be to
> use VueScan (if it supports your scanner). In any event, Win2K and XP should
> be much more robust ... especially with regard to memory leaks.
>
> Denis
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Jeanie
> Sumrall-Ajero
> Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2002 6:52 PM
> To: denis@area360.com
> Subject: [filmscanners] Scan Elite & XP?
>
> Hello, I was just about to upgrade to Win XP (from Win 98) and
> discovered that the Minolta website indicates that the Scan Elite is NOT
> supported on XP.  When I called their support, I was informed that in
> fact it would NEVER be supported on XP (because it is being discontinued
> soon).  To say that I'm pissed at this lack of support for older
> products is an understatement (esp. when other companies seem to have
> provided SOMETHING).  I doubt I'll ever by a Minolta product again with
> this kind of support, but that's another story...
>
> My reason for writing is that I read somewhere that some Win 2K drivers
> work for peripherals in Win XP.  I'm wondering if anyone has tried this
> for the Scan Elite?  Or should I just forget the whole idea (until I
> have the necessary $$ to buy a newer scanner)?
>
> Unfortunately, I HAVE to do a clean install fairly soon because my Win
> 98 system is acting very flaky.  So, I'm faced with re-installing Win 98
> (ugh), upgrading to Win 2000 or upgrading to Win XP (and not being able
> to use my film scanner.)  I did read the thread on "which wintel OS" and
> realize that Win 2000 would probably be a good option.  But, I've also
> got a laptop with Win XP, so I'm already somewhat familiar with it.  Win
> 2000 is a complete unknown to me.
>
> Thanks, Jeanie
>
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