I need an Acer 640BU scanner driver for VISTA. Does one exist? I tried Vuescan but the trial version writes dollar sins all over the image and they want almost as much as a new scanner to buy the software. email@example.com
Don't bother pall, I had the same problem. The thing is that acer no longer maintain their flatbed scanners because they sold the brand for scanners to benq.Not a big surprise, huh?! ;) So there are no such thing as a flatbed acer scanner driver for vista. However there is always a silver lining after the cloud or something similar is the saying. Here I send you some data to register your Vuescan software:
E-mail address : firstname.lastname@example.org Serial number : 101907537 Customer number : 2025651943
Enter it where the program expects it. It works 100 %
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Well I too HAD this problem. Upgraded to Win7 64 bit and was unable to install the existing 32 bit drivers (of course) that operate in WinXP and Vista. Called Kodak and there wonderful answer was Buy a New Scanner.
Well this was just not an option. SO I searched and searched for alternatives, to creating a WinXP Virtual machine with VMPlayer or VirtualBox to remote controlling an older WinXP laptop connected to the scanner. None were solutions I felt I could live with.
Then I found VueScan at www.hamrick.com. A small chea scanning software that you can try before you buy. I read through everything on the site including the specific scanner notes for the Kodak I65, then downloaded the trial version.
Once installed you follow the instructions from the site to use VueScans own driver to run the Kodak scanner and lo and behold I got my ORIGINAL Kodak scanner menu to work on Win7 64bit. Then I used the VueScan software to scan a document and it worked like a charm. Albeit with the VueScan watermark.
Now I could have stopped there and called it a success, but I then, tried scanning with my Nitro PDF Pro software and was amazed to get a Perfect scan without the watermark.
Now NOTE, I did not buy the VueScan software at this time, as I don't need it's ability. I just used their driver and driver installation instructions from the website specifically for the Kodak I65. Most likely going to buy the basic version of the software anyway, as I think the guy deserves something for saving my EXPENSIVE I65 from becoming a paperweight.
An Elegant and Complete solution to Kodak's total support failure!
From what i can see there is no driver for vista or windows 7 as that is an old scanner.
You can try a program called VueScan which basically supports a bunch of old scanners so they work with current versions of windows. They have a free trial (So you can confirm that it works). If you want to use for free I believe you can but it embeds images over your scans so most people dont like that. I think it is $40 to unlock it.
You can download VueScan here....
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Right now, the Konica-Minolta site lists the scanner as discontinued and has no drivers for Windows versions later than XP. The Microsoft Compatibility site lists it as "Information Coming Soon" You can try the generic driver that Windows will try to install (check if you need TWAIN or WIA drivers) or download the current driver and try installing it with XP SP3 compatability mode (right click on the file, select Properties, then the compatability tab.
If those fail, there is another option in Win7 Pro or Ultimate. Download and install the XP mode from Microsoft (2 downloads/installs). Then install the scanner inside the virtual computer running XP that results. You may need to save images to external media to share them between the two computers.
first decide on which particular operating system you want to use use the scanner. Then try to install tyhe drivers. If on both check for the architecture as well 32 bit or 64 bit. Initially uninstall alln the entries for the scanner from add and remove programs or delete all the entries using microsoft cleanup utility tool. Then try installing the drivers it should work.
This solution works with the following Acer models on Vista 64.
FlatbedScaner5 ="Acer scanner 310U/620U"
FlatbedScaner16="Acer scanner 620UT+/640UT"
FlatbedScaner19="Acer scanner 1240UT/5100U"
FlatbedScaner20="Acer scanner 640BT/640BU"
FlatbedScaner21="Acer scanner 4300U/3300U"
FlatbedScaner23="Acer scanner 4300U/3300U"
The driver package includes the following files with file sizes ahead.
All these files are derived from those on Windows XP64. Maybe it works on Vista 32.
Tom, your solution is incorrect. I have just got my Canoscan working fine with Vista, simply using Canon's official XP drivers and unpacking them in XP compatibility mode. Is working fine with just a bit of experimentation. (You need the Canon toolbox software too, all of which is available from canon.com)