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[filmscanners] RE: large scanning project



> Microsoft has supplied a shockingly complete set of 64 bit drivers for
> old hardware, right on the X64 media (I guess it's a DVD, but I don't
> recall). However, this takes cooperation (I assume) from the manufacturer.

In point of fact, the software packaged inbox with the Microsoft operating
systems on the CD are all developed by the hardware manufacturers in
consultation with Microsoft; but they are not actually designed and written
by Microsoft personnel. If the manufacturer is unwilling to redevelop
drivers for older or existing hardware or is no longer in business, then
there will be no new drivers, unless a third party decided to develop them
or a software publisher as part of their software decided to design,
develop, and include new drivers for the old or existing hardware that has
old obsolete OEM drivers.

In terms of priorities, 64 bit and 32 bit drivers for printers usually take
priority over new drivers for digital cameras, which take priority over new
drivers for scanners.  Even 64 bit printer drivers are not available now and
may not be available in the future for all makes and models of printer for
use in either XP64 or Vista.  Moreover, for those printers that will be
getting new drivers the introduction of them may be a slow process based on
demand.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of gary
> Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 1:20 PM
> To: laurie@advancenet.net
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: large scanning project
>
> To be completely clear, the Minolta drivers do not work on X64. I need
> to boot do XP. Thus I am stuck with a dual boot system.
>
> Microsoft has supplied a shockingly complete set of 64 bit drivers for
> old hardware, right on the X64 media (I guess it's a DVD, but I don't
> recall). However, this takes cooperation (I assume) from the manufacturer.
>
> I called Sony today and they are looking into  X64 drivers. There are
> going to get back to me. ;-)
>
>
> Laurie wrote:
> > A couple of points need to be made.
> >
> > First, there are differences between native drivers for 64 bit operating
> > systems and 32 bit operating systems. If you are running X64, then it is
> > probably downgrading or reverting to 32 bit in order to use the 32 bit
> > scanner drivers (I do not think that Minolta or any other scanner
> > manufacturer has 64 bit drivers for their scanners) in order to use the
> > existing drivers.
> >
> > Second, Vista when it is released will come in both 32 bit and 64 bit
> > versions.  The X64 will only be a forerunner to the 64 bit version of
> Vista
> > and not to the 32 bit version.
> >
> > Thirdly, it is entirely possible that Vista in all its versions may
> switch
> > from the current types of drivers for cameras and scanners used by the
> older
> > peripherals to a new type of driver, which was first introduced in
> Windows
> > XP and exists in XP side by side with the traditional type of driver but
> > will not coexist with the traditional type of driver in Vista.
> Microsoft
> > may not supply new drivers for old peripherals so as to make them
> compatible
> > but may rely on the hardware manufacturers to supply the new drivers for
> > their peripherals which will be compatible with those used in Vista.  In
> > this case, users will be out of luck if the manufacturer does not
> furnish
> > the new type of driver for their hardware or if the manufacturer goes
> out of
> > business.
> >
> >
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
> >>[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of gary
> >>Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 11:28 AM
> >>To: laurie@advancenet.net
> >>Subject: [filmscanners] Re: large scanning project
> >>
> >>I run X64 (a precursor to Vista) and have to boot to XP to use my 5400
> >>II. Dual booting is never a good solution. Math processing really moves
> >>on an AMD64 when in 64 bit mode, so the software will really benefit
> >>from going to Vista.
> >>
> >>lotusm50@sprynet.com wrote:
> >>
> >>>It may not be clear, but they are certainly no longer making or selling
> >>>scanners.  The Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II are now exceptionally rare and
> >>>if you can get one for a "very good price", buy it.  Also I am looking
> >>>for one, so if you could tell me where you found some, I would much
> >>>appreciate it.
> >>>
> >>>The Scan Elite 5400 II is  really a very good scanner for 35mm film.
> It
> >>>provides better and faster results than my Nikon 8000.  I didn't think
> >>>about the driver issue with Vista.  But then again, everyone isn't
> going
> >>>to be rushing out to get Vista as soon as it appears.  XP will still be
> >>>a viable OS for several years to come, giving the scanner a long enough
> >>>life span.
> >>>
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