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[filmscanners] Re: large scanning project



I am in the same boat with my SprintScan 120 - Polaroid, apparently, has
no plans to provide 64-bit drivers for their defunct line of scanners.

On the other hand, a tech at Epson informed me that Epson will
eventually provide 64-bit drivers for their product line, possibly back
as far as their Stylus Photo 1200 printers.

I will, therefore be forced to maintain a 32-bit box as long as I have
an operational SprintScan 120.  My high regard for Polaroid has been
diminished.

Jim Sims

lotusm50@sprynet.com wrote:

>Yes,  KonicaMinolta scanner drivers and Nikon scanner drivers do not
>work on XP Pro x64.
>
>I don't think I would ever say this about a MS product but x64 is really
>good.  It seems to me to be a big step forward from the regular XP Pro.
>PS and just about everything runs faster.  It is a shame that both my
>Nikon LS-8000 and my KM Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II do not work on it.
>For this is am quite annoyed and frustrated with both Nikon and KM.
>What does it take to produce a new driver, really, to keep your
>customers happy?  Epson is split on this.  They have x64 drivers for
>many of their printers (7600 and R1800 for example), but not on some of
>their scanners (I can't get one for my Perfection 3200 Pro).
>
>Old WinXP drivers do not work in any circumstances with WinXP x64.  Some
>of the scanner control software works (Vuescan and KM's does, Nikon
>Scan4 does not), but these are different than the device driver.
>
>
>gary wrote:
>
>
>>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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