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Thanks Evan. Haven't had a chance to read through the manual or get to trying to fix the camera problem. Bad day again, as ever lately. Oh well ... will be happy when I get all the computer tasks that need doing, done at last (some I can't find where I put the disks for the XP etc ... oh sigh) LOL

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Well, I think I'm out of luck with using the scanner. Was able to download the drivers from Epson and install the scanner, unfortunately can't scan anything as it asks for program associated with it, but there are no programs installed to choose from :( The woman who gave this scanner to me could not find the installation disk ... am I out of luck? Or is there a software program that I can download from online that would work? (I sure hope so and hope I'm not grasping at straws)

 

Thanks!

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According to the webpage you should have these:

 

Creative software included

 

* ArcSoft® PhotoImpression 4.0 <This is the imaging software>

* EPSON Smart Panel with NewSoft OCR <This is used to convert an image into text>

* EPSON TWAIN Scanning Software <This is the driver that allows the computer to talk to the scanner>

 

If you have the the driver installed properly you can use other software to access the scanner.

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According to the webpage you should have these:

 

Creative software included

 

* ArcSoft® PhotoImpression 4.0 <This is the imaging software>

* EPSON Smart Panel with NewSoft OCR <This is used to convert an image into text>

* EPSON TWAIN Scanning Software <This is the driver that allows the computer to talk to the scanner>

 

If you have the the driver installed properly you can use other software to access the scanner.

 

The woman who gave me the scanner could not find the disk that came with it, so I don't have any of the software. I WAS able to download the drivers so that the actual hardware (scanner) is properly installed to the computer with proper drivers and fine ... I just don't have any of its software programs (no disk)

 

Thanks for the Creative software info. I'll visit Epson site again and see if maybe they have downloadable software from their site, but I saw nothing like that offered. Only the drivers. I'll search their site ;) If I come up empty, well ............ hmmmmmmmmmmm ... dunno :D

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I'll be darned!!! I googled the scanner and clicked on links that popped up and found a message for someone asking about this same problem ... and here is the answer to that person :If it's TWAIN compliant, I'd be surprised if it can't be used with Windows XP's inbuilt Scanner and Camera Wizard. -----> Open up My Computer when the scanner's switched on, and if the scanner shows up in there, just double-click on it.:

 

Well, I tried it, and hot-diggity-gosh-darn-damm-I'm so-tickled ... IT WORKS!!!!!!! I guess every time I want to scan I just open it up through the same route :)

 

I'm totally delighted! And now I can scan some of my relatives service records to my computer.

 

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED and thank you all so much for your time and attention about this for me ... imagine a beverage of your choice, on me :)

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I'll be darned!!! I googled the scanner and clicked on links that popped up and found a message for someone asking about this same problem ... and here is the answer to that person :If it's TWAIN compliant, I'd be surprised if it can't be used with Windows XP's inbuilt Scanner and Camera Wizard. -----> Open up My Computer when the scanner's switched on, and if the scanner shows up in there, just double-click on it.:

 

Well, I tried it, and hot-diggity-gosh-darn-damm-I'm so-tickled ... IT WORKS!!!!!!! I guess every time I want to scan I just open it up through the same route :)

 

I'm totally delighted! And now I can scan some of my relatives service records to my computer.

 

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED and thank you all so much for your time and attention about this for me ... imagine a beverage of your choice, on me :)

About two minutes ago I tried to access my Epson scanner through the Scanner Wizard and it worked. I was just about to tell you to try it this way. :lol:

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About two minutes ago I tried to access my Epson scanner through the Scanner Wizard and it worked. I was just about to tell you to try it this way. :lol:

 

Nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah ... I beat ya to it. Aren't I clever occassionally? :P :D

 

(Thanks for your help Evan!!!)

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Oh this is FUN! :D I scanned the scanners brochure in colour that worked great (though had to rotate it :D ) and an old black and white photo that came out looking like a woodcut or a lino cut. Then I tried scanning a penny, and it worked!!! I just need to learn how to do settings, but am amazed at what this can do. (I'm easy to impress! Am still blown away by radio and TV and record players and ... :D )

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