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CanoScan Vs. Windows Vista

I can not run the scanner with windows vista. I can not find a dirver for Windows Vista.

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Re: CanoScan Vs. Windows Vista

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

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Re: CanoScan Vs. Windows Vista

Check out Vuescan. It allows you to use your scanner, but only within the program.

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Re: CanoScan Vs. Windows Vista

I tried the VueScan and it works, but then when i save a file it saves it with $$ marks on it. advice?

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Re: CanoScan Vs. Windows Vista

Download Trial Version of VueScan ut works with Vista 32 and 64. No idea how but it works fine.

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Re: CanoScan Vs. Windows Vista

There are none out.
Email Canon and ask them if they are going to make VISTA drivers your scanner.

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I downloaded the drivers to my vista computer but keep getting an "unable to select Twain Source error".


The drivers for your Canon CanoScan 4200F Flatbed Scanner available are for Windows 7 64bit, Windows Vista 64bit, Windows ME and Windows 98. Is your Windows Vista a 64bit version? You might want to upgrade your Windows Vista from 32bit to 64bit. Always remember, the softwares and drivers are limited to manufacturer's releases.

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Try to run windows vista in compatibility mode. If you can't find the driver for it, even under, this is about the only other thing you can try.

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Mach scanner with windows vista

You can download the dirvers for Vista here.

You will have to select Vist as your OS from the drop down box.

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Need software to install Canon Scanner N1220U with Windows Vista.

In the majority of cases where a Vista driver is not available on the website - the Windows XP Driver/software should work - you may need to tell it to run in compatibility mode though.

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Windows vista 64 bit driver

Hi mtrump1,

Thanks for your posting in FixYa.

The driver are available on the Canon Website, use this link to get it:


For Vista 64 Bit you can try:

But i think both should be compatible to run in any 32 or 64 bit environment.


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You need the software called "Canoscan toolbox" on the link below and then select your operating can also get the driver for the LIDE 30 on this page:

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It will with the program from the link below.

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I cant find a driver for my canoscanFB630U for Vista any Ideas?

Canoscan FB630U - No need to buy 'VueScan' - that does work but $70 is a long way towards a new scanner.

I've had no problems using the XP canon driver (v. under vista (just download, decompress then 'Update driver' in the device manager and point it to the decompressed files).

This is a TWAIN driver not the newer WIA type driver which means that the scanner will not appear in Windows Fax and Scan or in the the Scanners and Cameras group of control panel. Photoshop / Paintshop pro etc are perfectly happy to use TWAIN scanners, however!

Hope that helps someone!

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