How to continue using an old scanner with 64-bit versions Windows 7/8.1/10
It is possible to continue using an old scanner by using third-party software. If the manufacturer no longer provides device drivers for an old scanner, such as 64-bit drivers for 64-bit versions of Windows, help is available.
Since Windows Vista, 64-bit versions of all of the versions of Windows – Vista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10 – have been made available that make it possible to use the latest ultra-high volume hard disk drives and more RAM memory than the 3.2GB maximum that a 32-bit of version of Windows can use.
Unfortunately, many scanners and MFP manufacturers don’t provide 64-bit drivers for their older models, which are required to make them function with a 64-bit version of Windows.
Fortunately, third-party solutions are available. The superb VueScan from hamrick.com provides a superior interface with more features than the scanner manufacturer’s original interface provides.
You can try it for free to find out if it works with your trusty old scanner before making a purchase.
“Is your scanner no longer supported by your operating system? Or are you looking for more functionality from your scanner than it came with? Download VueScan. It replaces the software that came with your scanner – so you get better scans and a longer life for your hardware.”
“VueScan is compatible with 2949 scanners from 35 manufacturers on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.”
Supported Scanners – https://www.hamrick.com/vuescan/supported-scanners.html
The following webpage provides all the FAQs and How-To Guides that you are likely to need.
VueScan Support – https://www.hamrick.com/support/