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New drivers... Does anyone know whether there is any way to get the Agfa Snapscan 1212u working with Windows Vista? Thanks for your help!

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  • han1424k Mar 19, 2008

    I need a new driver of agfa-scanner1212u.

    Old driver can`t in windows vista



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Ony by downloading the revised driver from Agfa, Going on past experience when the great move from 98[DOS] to XP[NTFS] happened it can be a fraught experience and very often a new scanner in this Case VISTA compatible could be the answer.

Posted on Sep 02, 2007


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try this: rapidlink. I make cover from xp drivers and adapt for vista. Install ScanWise 1.2 or 2.0 and upgrade driver from downloaded folder agfa_vista_snapscan 1212u. My old scaner working again. ps.: sorry for my english.

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The VueScan program will work, but you have to go into device manager (Right-click "My computer" choose "Manage" select "Device Manager")

In device manager, you will probably see the scanner detected with a yellow triangle. Right-click the scanner and choose "Upgrade Driver" then choose "browse my computer for updated driver" and browse the the "VueScan" folder on your C drive.

Once you do that Vista will update to the VueScan Driver and you'll be ready to go (once you pay the nice folks at VueScan so that your scans don't have watermarks on them)

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