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NEC petiscan driver for windows XP

Found you on FixYa and wondered if you have any idea where I can get a driver for the NEC petiscan scanner for Windows XP? I have the software for windows 98 but the scanner is not recognized on XP.


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  • robertcunnin Jan 23, 2009

    Is it possible that this scanner is set up to work only with a 16 bit system (windows 98)? If so is there any chance that it might be able to work with XP? Also is it possible that win 98 could be run within windows XP tablet adition without harming the system?


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NEC PetiScan First Edition and Genie Scan VM 3188 are almost same product. I find the information in a useful web site. According to the genius customer's comment, if you visit below
and select the driver for normal Genie Win 2000, it will allow your PetiScan to be used on even Win XP.
I'm not sure, you need to edit the "Genie.inf" file for your benefit or not. Anyway, I edited the last few lines;
String2="NEC Image Scanner MultiReader PetiScan"

That's all. I only translated in English to study English.
But I'm using my PetiScan on Win XP now.

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    colleen zelenka Apr 13, 2014

    I followed the advice by Sedtaceau for the PetiScan & it all works except for getting the message that the scanner is not ready so it the calibrate option is greyed out


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Hi Bob, The problem with older hardware often leis in the drivers, i do not own nec scanners nor do i have drivers for it . the only way that might work is visit and search there for a driver or solution , other wise contact nec for a update of the win 98 drivers or a way to mkae it work in windows xp ( or you might contact microsoft at to see if it is compatible with XP (hone or pro) or not.

sorry that i could not help you directly..

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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    dirk boon Jan 23, 2009

    Dear Bob

    It is possible to run both Windows 98 and Xp on one and the same computer. Thats called dualboot , but it is adviseable not to install windows 98 and XP in the same partition or Harddrive I would advise to use windows 98 for sanning only and also install the latest updates and scanner software & drivers and a scan directory (for the results ) in de XP environment

    There might be a possibillity to get it working but you have to retry the twaindriver for as kong as xp recognise it but the warning is that 16 bit software in a 32 bit environment is tricky and may not work or create a in stability in XP thus making your pc like the one handed bandit in a casino.. (if you getch the drift.._)

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    dirk boon May 13, 2009

    UPDATE : Drivers are NOT in my possesion, contat your dealer or supplier or contact NEC at ..

    thanks ,,,


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