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    Epson Perfection 1200 Photo

    Can anyone point me in the direction of any drivers which will work with this scanner and XP Pro 64bit and/or Vista 64bit. and yes dont laugh.. i know its old but i can never see the point of throwing something away when there is nothing wrong with it plus buying my new rig has made me broke ! grr

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    Re: Epson Perfection 1200 Photo

    Hi stox

    Welcome to the forums,

    I have looked on the epson website but was unable to find such drivers. Here is the link I was looking at.

    Epson America, Inc. - Support: Product Selection - Drivers & Downloads

    Raj

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    Re: Epson Perfection 1200 Photo

    Thanx Raj but i already looked on the uk version of the Epson site. I was hoping that someone could possibly come up with a workaround.. ie a driver for a modern scanner which will work with mine.. or even a generic driver.

    Thanx for the link though.

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    Re: Epson Perfection 1200 Photo

    I have the same Epson scanner. "Perfect" as it had always been and still is ... I resigned myself to buy another scanner from Epson (Perfection V200 Photo) you can get in Online for less than $100. I think Vista is extremely unfriendly regarding tinkering to install old non-compatible hardware. The risks and the effort don;t seem worthwhile. If I'm wrong I would also like to be enlightened on the subject.

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    Re: Epson Perfection 1200 Photo

    Actually, I have just read the thread on the Epson Perfection V200 Photo and buying that scanner (as a replacement for the 1200) doesn't seem to be such a good idea. The described problem is an old thread from back in February but I don't know if the problem of installation was ever resolved. So ignore my advise. Sorry.
    P.S. It would be nice to know of that problem was ever resolved. I almost bought the scanner last night.

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    Re: Epson Perfection 1200 Photo

    I have had a response from Epson Technical support and i am now awaiting a download link. I will report back if the driver they suggest works as a workaround.

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    Re: Epson Perfection 1200 Photo

    Yes, I would like to know. I'm also assuming (maybe incorrectly) that your Epson Perfection 1200 is the USB version (1200U?). That's what mine is and it can make a difference in the "driver solution", right?

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    Re: Epson Perfection 1200 Photo

    Yes it is USB, but it clealrly states on the name badge its a 1200 Photo, probably because you get a transparency adaptor supplied with it rather than as a extra.

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    Re: Epson Perfection 1200 Photo

    I too had run into this issue with vista having the same scanner. I have a solution for you all, it is as follows..

    Goto the epson website and download the driver for Windows XP

    Extract the contents of the file by running the file (double clicking, or single click depending on your preferences)

    Follow the instructions in the extraction wizard and take note of the directory that the files will be extracted to. (probably C:\epson)

    Navigate to the directory after the wizard completes, right click on the "Setup.exe" file and select the properties menu item.

    Now select the "Compatibility" tab and check the box next to the description "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" Select in the drop down "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)"

    Press OK, or Apply then OK.

    Run the Setup.exe file and install the driver as normal. Windows Vista will pop up a message about compatibility.. just select the Install anyway option and everything should work fine.

    Hope this helps...

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    Re: Epson Perfection 1200 Photo

    Thanks for that suggestion.

    We had the same problem. The old 1200U is a great scanner, and there's no reason to give it up. But there are no Vista drivers for it from Epson.

    So I tried doing exactly as you recommended, and now our 1200U works just fine on this new Vista machine.

    Thanks again.

    Jim H

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