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[filmscanners] Re: Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner,
Silverfast provides a 64-bit installer for the V500 (and presumably related
scanners). It's WIA and it installs both a standalone client and a plug-in for
Silverfast also provides an optional TWAIN version but there's no reason to
that I can see.
In the flier packaged with the scanner, Epson tells you not to install from the
point you to their website so you can install the latest 64-bit driver for it.
appears to be a WIA driver. Epson's OEM software is like most OEM software;
and very basic. You need either Vuescan or Silverfast. I use Silverfast Studio
Ai version 6.6.
Additional comment below.
On 14-Jun-09 12:41, LAURIE SOLOMON wrote:
> I would check again on the 64-bit twain driver. Epson may have developed a
> proprietary driver for the scanner but I sort of doubt it was a twain driver
> since there were never any official standards set for the 64 bit twain
> driver by the twain working group consortium even though they talked about
> doing so and there was never any implementation of an official 64-bit twain
> driver although there may have been implementations of 64 bit drivers for
> scanners by third parties (e.g. Ed Hamrick) manufacturers as proprietary
> items. It is quite possible that what you got was a 64 bit WIA interface
> driver which allows the scanner to work with 64 bit Windows Vista machines
> and maybe XP.
> LAURIE SOLOMON wrote:
>> Yes; but you are talking about a relatively new USB based scanner and
There's no "yes but." I explicitly stated that I installed a USB scanner so my
applied only to that.
>> X64. It is quite possible that this newer model scanner uses either third
>> party drivers developed by people like Ed Hemrick or has Epson developed
>> drivers which are designed for Vista X32 and X64 bit versions. Being USB
>> based and not SCSI based peripherals, you probably did not need to use an
>> ASPI layer to get the OSD to recognize the hardware device as was the case
>> with SCSI based scanners of old.
Do any prosumer manufacturers even make SCSI scanners anymore?
> There is a difference between drivers
>> which enable software applications to work a peripheral device and such
>> things as software code such as ASPI layers which enable the OS to
>> the existence of the physical device; the two are not the same.
I know that. I didn't say they were the same. You might be responding to
>> I didn't have to do anything to get my new Epson V500 scanner to work in
>> Vista-x64. I used
>> the installation CD and then immediately installed the 64-bit updates that
> I downloaded from the Epson support pages. Then I turned the scanner on.
> Windows made
> the low beep that it does when it recognizes any USB device and that was it.
> The scanner
> works perfectly in Vuescan Prof. It was recognized immediately.
>> Environment: Vista Ultimate-x64/SP2, 8 GB RAM.
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