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Scanning into OCR using a Vista PC

I got a new PC with Vista, my Brother MFC-420CN works beautifully except for scanning into OCR. I cannot find a OCR driver or download for Vista that resolves the problem. Any suggestions?

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Re: Scanning into OCR using a Vista PC

Try using the WindowsXP driver directly, click on 'continue anyway' and see if that works.

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