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[filmscanners] RE: Scan Elite & XP?



I don't know Minolta, but I would bet that any driver that would work
under Win2000 will work under XP. My Polaroid and Epson scanners ran
essentially W2k drivers under XP Pro without a hitch, and I upgraded on
day one. My backup machine is running W2k now, though.

I mainly upgraded for Compatibility Mode with W98 to eliminate the need
for dual boot. I have some legacy software (yes, mostly games) that need
W98. If I dedicated a machine strictly to DI or Excel, etc., I'd
probably run Win2000.

Can you still buy Win2000 Pro from MS?

Lloyd


-----Original Message-----
From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of Arthur Entlich
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2002 3:29 AM
To: lodaniel@bham.rr.com
Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Scan Elite & XP?


I would ask Minolta if they have Win2000 drivers, and if so, I'd go that
route.  Everything I have read indicates that at least for now, XP is no
deal.  A lot of it's structure is based upon the NT OS, which is what
WIN 2000 is as well.  WIN 2000, overall got reviews as one of the most
stable OS MS ever made.  It still apparently beats XP, plus it doesn't
require permission from daddy MS to change a mainboard, etc.

 From what I've read once you have used WIN 2000 there is no turning
back for the increased pleasure of use.  Just make sure drivers are
available for any legacy hardware you will be using.

I may switch over myself shortly.

Art

Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero wrote:

> 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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