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morgan2476
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Registered: 13-08-2007

WIA scanner software

Last year I posted regarding problems with the scanner software in windows 7.  However, last year I managed to install WIA driver for the scanner.  The problem is that I have had to install win 7 again and I havn't got a clue how I got this driver.  The WIA driver lets you do basic scanning.
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Registered: 06-11-2007

Re: WIA scanner software

Here`s a linky, for starters ! ! !

http://www.scanhelp.com/ScanEdu/wiascanners.html
This says it is for cameras.... but may also work for your scanner
http://www.photo-freeware.net/wia-loader.php
morgan2476
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Registered: 13-08-2007

Re: WIA scanner software

The first link is what I want, but where do I download the drive from?
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Re: WIA scanner software

Have you downloaded from the second link. and tried it to see if it works?
This refers to Vista.....but may help
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930819
Have you also tried to look for your particular scanner model driver? to re-install it?
morgan2476
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Registered: 13-08-2007

Re: WIA scanner software

Hi I still cannot find the appropriate driver to download.
gadfly
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Registered: 02-09-2010

Re: WIA scanner software

If you can't obtain the device drivers for a particular make/model for Windows Vista or Windows 7, try using the following program that has a free trial period:
Hamrick Software VueScan 8.6 review - "Hamrick Software's VueScan Professional is our favourite cross-platform scanner interface, supporting over 1500 USB, SCSI and FireWire scanners, from budget flatbeds to professional 35mm negative scanners and sheet-feeders. Versions are available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The Windows version has a generic driver that allows you to use almost all the supported devices. This makes VueScan perfect if your scanner is no longer supported with driver releases for your current operating system, although some scanners will still require their original drivers." - http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/software/1279051/hamrick-software-vuescan-8-6
morgan2476
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Registered: 13-08-2007

Re: WIA scanner software

Problem Solved!  The driver was on the Mustek website but under a different name.  Thanks to all who replied to my original posting.