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Genius and Vista

I need drivers for Vista for my Genius Colourpage vivid 4 scanner. Have just changed computer and drivers I have for the scanner wont work. Have looked on net but can't find drivers fro Vista op system I am trying to install my old ColorPage Vivid 1200XE scanner on my new computer which has a Vista operating system. I have downloaded Vista compatible drivers and tried to install them. All it shows under the program is Scanner Utility and Uninstall. The scanner program itself doesn't appear. When I try to import the scanner from Photoshop CS3 it lists it as WIA and then tells me it couldn't open the TWAIN source. Make sure there is a valid source for the scanner in the TWAIN directory found in the Windows directory. So, how do I go about finding that valid source for the scanner in the TWAIN directory? They don't have my product listed... the 1200XE, so I went to the closest one. I can't find updated driver for my Genius Colorpage Vivid 4 scanner. I'm using Windows Vista and can't install my drivers for the said scanner. Can somebody help us to find a compatible driver for Colorpage Vivid 4 which can run on Windows Vista platform? Please email me thru stef_gerard@hotmail.com. I'm badly needing your help. Thanks a lot!

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In a communication with the genius scanner manufacturer, their response is pasted below.

Hello,

I regret to inform you that the vivid 4 is not compatible with Vista.

Airo
KYE SYSTEMS AMERICA
e-mail support: support@genius-kye.com
MSN Messenger Support: support@genius-kye.com
Phone # 305-468-9250 ext: 30



Genius and Vista - xp.gif< ----------------------------------------They also state that the product specifically states what it is compatible with and does NOT state it is compatible with Vista. :(

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Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Genius colorpage-vivid 1200xe

http://www.geniusnet.com.tw/geniusOnline/online.portal?_nfpb=true&supportPortlet_actionOverride=%2Fportlets%2FsupportArea%2Fdrivers%2FfindByModel&_windowLabel=supportPortlet&_pageLabel=supportPage&test=portlet-action

This is the link to your driver support page. Simply enter your model and operating system in the drop down menu and download your drivers and install. If you need more help feel free to contact me.

Please don;t forget to rate me FixYa when this works for you. It would be greatly appreciated.
George

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

SOURCE: Genius ColorPage Vivid 3XE v 1.0

intalacion

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Genius and Vista

i need driver scanner genius ColorPage-vivid 1200xe for vista

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

rickyostrom
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SOURCE: Genius colorPage Vivid 4x driver

Go here and select Service & Support, then select your scanner and operating system...

http://www.geniusnet.com/

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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